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Deputies map out action plan on safety and health in the workplace

Update: April, 27/2016 - 10:42
Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), Doãn Mậu Diệp, spoke at the opening ceremony of the 17th ASEAN – Occupational Safety Health Net, or ASEAN-OSHNET, Coordinating Board Meeting in Đà Nẵng yesterday. — Photo danang.gov.vn

Viet Nam News -Đà Nẵng — Việt Nam has set operational safety and health in the workplace as a top priority, creating more effective solutions and budgets for safe conditions in the workplace over past decade since the country signed an ASEAN – Occupational Safety Health Net (OSHNET) agreement in 1999.

Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), Doãn Mậu Diệp, spoke at the opening ceremony of the 17th ASEAN – Occupational Safety Health Net, or ASEAN-OSHNET, Coordinating Board Meeting in Đà Nẵng yesterday.

He said Việt Nam approved the law on operational safety and health as a strong commitment to promote a culture of labour safety among employers and employees as well as to prevent accidents in the workplace.

“The Government has continuously carried out National Labour Protection, Occupational Safety and Health Programmes over past decade as an action plan to raise awareness on labour safety,” Diệp said.

He said the government also decided to change the National Labour Protection, Occupational Safety and Health Week into a Monthly Action Plan from 2017.

Diệp, however, warned that Việt Nam averages 7,000 work-place accidents each year, resulting in 8,000 victims with 700 deaths.

He said the figure showed that "30 workers meet with accidents every day, and two of them never go home".

The meeting, which has drawn the participation of 200 deputies in regional countries and South Korea, Japan and China, aims to build up an action plan in 2016-20 in the context of the establishment of the ASEAN Community.

It is also an opportunity for countries to share experience, management and cooperation in boosting operational safety and heath.

The third ASEAN-OSHNET Conference (AOC) and a seminar between MOLISA, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and OSHNET will be held on the April 28th.

Deputies will make a field tour of operational safety and heath conditions at a rock mine in Đà Nẵng. — VNS

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