Improving workplace safety

Friday, 25/12/2020, 13:11 [GMT+7]

Improving workplace safety

The Department of Labor, War Invalids & Social Affairs has taken several synchronous measures in 2020 to reduce occupational accidents and diseases, thus making important achievements in keeping workplace safe and healthy.
 
Several synchronous measures
 
Labor safety and hygiene propaganda has run in various forms on the mass media, through posters and banners on main streets, in industrial zones and residential areas. The Department of Labor, War Invalids & Social Affairs has cooperated with news agencies to make more than 100 reportages on regulations and laws on labor safety and hygiene in Khanh Hoa; with the Department of Culture & Sports to hang up 450 posters and banners along main streets, industrial zones and densely populated areas; with the Department of Information & Telecommunications and other telecommunications providers to deliver messages about workplace safety to all mobile subscribers in the province.
 
 

 

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Group work at a training class for labor safety and hygiene officials.
 
 
In addition, labor safety and hygiene training has been focused. Specifically, the department has organized 4 training courses for 384 employees, including 205 in charge of labor safety and hygiene tasks, 98 working at height and 81 working in mechanics and wood processing; 2 courses on occupational health and safety management systems for nearly 300 employers and labor safety and hygiene officials in the province.
 
Activities to enhance the State management over workplace safety have included consultancy for building occupational health and safety management systems for 41 enterprises in the province under the Project 3 on workplace safety boost; guidance on the implementation of the Month for Labor Safety and Hygiene 2020 at 1,100 production and business enterprises in the province to adapt to actual situations and follow COVID-19 precautions.
 
In 2020, the department has coordinated with the Bureau for Safe Work, the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs to organize conferences and dialogues on the implementation of new policies on financial support from the insurance fund for occupational accidents and diseases to prevent occupational hazards and risks at nearly 300 enterprises.
 
Thanks to comprehensive measures on propaganda and training, guidance, dialogues and inspection, employers and employees’ awareness of occupational safety has much improved. 11 occupational accidents were reported in the first 6 months of 2020 with no fatalities, down by 23 cases compared with 2019.
 
Continued maintenance and further promotion
 
Great improvements in occupational safety and hygiene have been gained thanks to much effort of local departments, agencies, enterprises, employers and employees. Employers and employees have become more aware of occupational safety and hygiene.
 
In order to continue promoting the achievements, practical activities with determination of all departments, agencies, enterprises, employers and employees are required to improve working conditions, reduce workplace pollution, prevent occupational accidents and diseases; improve health care and safety for employees and property of the State, enterprises and employees in the coming time, according to the leader of the Department of Labor, War Invalids & Social Affairs.
 
D.N-V.G
Translated by N.T