100-day without workplace accident campaign takes place in HCMC

A campaign saying no to workplace accidents was officially mounted in Ho Chi Minh City on September 27 to call for 100 enterprises’ participation in preventing occupational accidents, including small injuries and near misses in 100 days.

100-day without workplace accident campaign takes place in HCMC

This is an activity of the Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE), an ILO global program that improves productivity and working conditions in small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
The primary goal of the global program is the effective implementation of SCORE Training - which combines practical classroom training with in-factory consulting.
The 100-day without accident campaign takes place from now to the end of December, 2019.
According to ILO in Vietnam, entrepreneurs and laborers will participate in SCORE Training including indoor learning and factory tours for consultation and activities to raise their awareness of safety standards so that they can maintain working environment without accident after the campaign ends.
One of the founding principles of the ILO Constitution adopted in 1919 is that workers must be protected from sickness, disease and injury arising from their employment.
Workplace accidents killed more than 1,000 Vietnamese people and injured 8,200 others in 2018, according to statistics of the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs. Workplace causes loss for laborers’ families and enterprises and the country’s economic loss.
ILO estimates that the losses in terms of compensation, lost work days, interrupted production, training and reconversion, as well as health-care expenditure, represent around 3.94 percent of the world’s annual GDP.
It is organized by the ILO, Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) HCMC, Handicraft and Wood Industry Association of HCMC (HAWA), Binh Duong Furniture Association (BIFA), Binh Dinh Forestry Product Association (FPA) and the HCMC Center for Supporting Industries Development.
ILO’s SCORE program is funded by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD).

By QUOC HUNG – Translated by ANH QUAN

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