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National labour safety week to raise public awareness

Update: February, 27/2014 - 08:48
A fire drill is carried out at the Nam Trung Yen resettlement quarter in Ha Noi's Cau Giay District. — VNA/VNS Photo The Duyet

HA NOI (VNS)— The 16th annual National Week on Labour Safety and Hygiene – Fire and Explosion Prevention will be launched from March 16-22 in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue.

The event will include seminars, safety inspections and public safety awareness campaigns. Organisers are particularly targeting prevention of industrial accidents, occupational diseases, fires and explosions in the workplace.

Latest statistics show that 6,695 accidents occurred at work in 2013, killing and injuring 6,887 workers.

The accidents mainly occurred in the fields of mining, electricity, and mechanical manufacturing due to a lack of safety equipment and training.

Ministries and localities have been urged to implement health and safety regulations, especially in high-risk sectors, as well as publicising labour safety and preventive measures in the workplace. — VNS


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