Action month for workplace safety and hygiene, worker’s month launched hinh anh 1Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung  speaks at the ceremony (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)
- The action month for workplace safety and hygiene and worker’s month 2020 were launched at a ceremony held by the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) in Hanoi on May 8.

Speaking at the ceremony, President of VGCL Nguyen Dinh Khang proposed trade unions at all levels and union members and workers nationwide promote a spirit of creative emulation and implement specific activities to improve productivity, ensure workplace safety, and maintain employment and stable incomes.

He also urged trade unions to focus on implementing solutions to support and protect workers facing difficulties and those who lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic, especially female workers who are pregnant, raising children, or sick.

Khang called on union members and workers to continue their efforts to overcome the difficulties and contribute to defeating COVID-19.

This year’s action month will focus on measures to promote improvements in working conditions and controlling risks in occupational safety and hygiene in the workplace.

Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung asked relevant ministries, departments, localities, enterprises, and workers to implement regulations on workplace safety and hygiene as well as COVID-19 prevention measures.

He also stressed the need to proactively enhance Industry 4.0 solutions in assessing and controlling risks from unsafe and unhygienic practices in the workplace./.