Hanoi (VNA) – The second action
month for labour safety and hygiene will take place from May 1-31, 2018, with
Ho Chi Minh City hosting the launching ceremony and national-scale activities.
The information was
revealed at a meeting by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs in
Hanoi on September 20 to review the first action month for labour safety and
hygiene from May 1-31.
Participants said that a wide
range of activities were held during the action month such as implementing
the Law on occupational safety and hygiene, taking measures to prevent
occupational accidents and diseases, and opening relevant training courses for
During the month, occupational accidents decreased by 0.38 percent and the
number of fatalities and injuries dropped by 9.55 percent and 16.97 percent
Notably, in the second quarter of 2017, Ha
Giang, Thua Thien-Hue, and Quang Ngai provinces reported no labour accidents.
At the meeting, participants called on ministries,
localities, political and social organisations to join hands to implement more
effectively similar action months in the coming time.
Activities during the month must be diverse and practical, thus having
great impacts on the society, they said.-VNA