Hanoi works to ensure labour safety, hygiene
Illustrative image (Source: VNA)
The action month for labour safety and hygiene will
start in Hanoi on May 1 as part of the city’s effort to raise public awareness
of occupational safety as well as promote enforcement of the Law on
Occupational Safety and Hygiene.
The city will give a push to the labour safety and hygiene training in local
businesses, helping them update necessary information to tackle labour
accidents, fires and explosions at the workplace.
Enterprises are ordered to improve working conditions, take drastic measures to
reduce workplace pollution and occupational diseases while carrying out
detailed inspection of explosion prevention process at the workplace.
The action month also includes conferences and seminars on improving working
conditions and medical healthcare for employees, especially those who are
working in high-risk sectors.
Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Ngo Van Quy said that two
inspection groups will be set up to examine 50 occupational accident-prone
businesses and ten steering boards will be established to ensure labour safety
and hygiene in districts and towns.
Relevant authorities must give harsh punishment to any violation of labour
safety and hygiene, which leaves great damage to human and assets.
There were 169 labour accidents, killing and injuring 179 people in 2016,
tripling the number in the previous year. In addition, 831 fires took place in
the city, leaving 19 dead and 18 injured. Total damage was estimated at 80
billion VND (3.5 million USD).
Most of the accidents were recorded in the fields of construction and