Võ Minh Nhựt, President of NS BlueScope Vietnam, speaks at a seminar on improving competitiveness through safety culture in Hà Nội on Friday. — VNS Photo Thanh Hải
HÀ NỘI — Representatives from nearly 100 construction businesses, including design and construction companies, contractors and investors in the north of Việt Nam, discussed labour safety management at a seminar on Friday in Hà Nội.
The event, entitled “Increasing Competitiveness through Safety Culture”, was organised by NS BlueScope Vietnam with an aim to boost labour safety standards in Việt Nam, thereby enhancing business competition and reducing occupational accidents.
After Đồng Nai and Bà Rịa – Vũng Tàu provinces, Hà Nội is the third destination where NS BlueScope Vietnam expanded its labour safety awareness and experience sharing programme in Việt Nam.
“We expect the programme will inspire construction enterprises to implement safety culture, thereby improving their competitive edges and reaching the ultimate goal of a non-occupational accident project,” said Trương Anh Hải, Health, Safety, Environment and Community Deputy President, NS BlueScope Vietnam.
The construction industry reported the highest rate of labour accidents, accounting for 31 per cent of overall occupational accidents. The northern market, including Hà Nội, is considered an active market of the industry with a variety of civil and industrial construction projects. Therefore, ensuring safety in construction work is important to investors, contractors and residents in adjacent localities, according to the Department of Work Safety under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.
The event is an opportunity for participants to discuss and exchange lessons learned from practical experiences of leading construction businesses in terms of labour safety management.
The seminar also introduced latest labour safety software and solutions including G.R.E.A.T – software to check onsite labour safety by NS BlueScope and Project Management System (PMS) integrated with functions to manage project progress. — VNS