In the morning of March 15th, 2015, the launching ceremony of 17th National Week on Occupational Safety and Health - Fire Explosion Prevention was held in Vung Tau City. This year’s theme is “Every business and worker should prepare self-protection measures against labour accidents, occupational diseases, fire and explosion.”
With the professional management support and standardized equipment installation of Vietnamevents (a member of Hoabinh Group), the ceremony was organized successfully. The delegates from ministries, sectors, government bodies, local authorities, Hanoi-based International Labour Organization, the International Social Security Association (ISSA Mining), and over 4,000 local workers in Ba Ria - Vung Tau Province participated in the event.
According to the National Steering Committee for Occupational Safety and Health – Fire Explosion Prevention, the statistics show that the number of accidents, victims, deaths, injuries last year is higher than that of the previous year. It means that the occupational safety and health and fire explosion prevention after each annual national week does not come up to expectations. Mr. Ha Tat Thang, Head of Occupational Safety and Health Agency said that last year there were many favorable conditions to support the implementation of the duty.
In details, Occupational Safety and Health Act were passed by the Government in August 2014, submitted to the National Assembly XIII. Vietnam joined the Convention No.187 of International Labour Organization on promotional framework for occupational safety and health. The supervision and inspection were strengthened. However, 592 occupational accidents leading to death occurred in 2014 nationwide, while in 2013, there were only 562 accidents. The total number of occupational accidents in 2014 is 6,709. In comparison with 2013, the increase is 14 accidents or 56 victims.
At the ceremony, the steering committee stated 6 key tasks in 2015 and asked ministries, sectors, local authorities, businesses and employees to have specific plans on occupational safety and health – fire explosion prevention, implement them seriously, supervise and strictly fine for violations if any.
Businesses and individual with outstanding contributions to ensure occupational safety and health as well as fire explosion prevention in 2014 were honoured at the ceremony with certificates of merit from the Government, Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs, Vietnam General Confederation of Labour and Ba Ria-Vung Tau provincial People’s Committee. The 18th National Week on Occupational Safety and Health - Fire Explosion Prevention will be held in Hung Yen Province.
To respond National Week on Occupational Safety and Health - Fire Explosion Prevention, Fire Brigade of Ba Ria-Vung Tau province and the Russian-Vietnamese Oil and Gas Joint Venture (Vietsovpetro) conducted a fire prevention and fire fighting demonstration at the Vietsovpetro Health Centre after the ceremony.
17th National Week on Occupational Safety and Health - Fire Explosion Prevention has been organized in Dong Xuyen Industrial Zone, Vung Tau City from March 15th to March 21st, 2015.
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