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Garment workers run for safety

Update: April, 23/2012 - 10:10

BINH DUONG — More than 3,500 workers from 35 garment factories in HCM City and the southern provinces of Binh Duong and Dong Nai took part in a Fun Run for Safety yesterday.

The event, held in Binh Duong City, was organised by Better Work Viet Nam, as part of a safety campaign for World Day for Safety and Health at work, officially on April 26.

This year's event emphasised health education and safety for workers through activities such as training, an animated video, a safety slogan competition and quizzes.

A range of 10 supporting organisations participated and provided information and advice on breastfeeding, HIV, life skills, personal financial management and child issues and health information.

"Workers' safety and health is a priority for Better Work Viet Nam," Tara Rangarajan, director of Better Work Viet Nam said.

"Our annual event aims to teach workers and managers how to avoid injuries and increase capacity. We do this in a way that is fun and encourages a co-operative relationship with factories.

Nguyen Nhi Linh, a worker from MDK company said: "We work very hard and don't have time and money to take part in cultural activities. Today's event is fun and useful for us to recognise how to protect ourselves in the working environment."

Better Work Viet Nam is funded by the Australian Government, Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs and the United Sates Department of Labour. — VNS

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