A seminar to promote labour safety and health in a green economy was held in Hanoi on Apr. 26 to respond to the World Day for Safety and Health at Work (Apr. 28).

Jointly held by the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Office in Vietnam , the event attracted the participation of 200 representatives from relevant agencies, businesses in Hanoi as well as media agencies.

The seminar created an opportunity for relevant agencies to exchange information, knowledge and experience on managing work safety and hygiene, and raising awareness of new requirements in the safety guarantee and health protection for labourers in the development of a sustainable and green economy.

It is expected to contribute to reducing labour accidents and occupational diseases in line with the National Programme on Work Safety and Hygiene for the 2011-2015 term.

The World Day for Safety and Health at Work held annually by ILO is a campaign to attract the attention of international community to the issue. The Day this year focuses on the topic “Promoting Occupational Safety and Health in a Green Economy”.-VNA