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“100 days without accidents” builds up momentum for work safety

“100 days without accidents” builds up momentum for work safety

More than 60 enterprises, organizations and industry associations have joined and committed to the target of 100 days without accidents as part of a campaign promoting the links between work safety and productivity in the woodwork and supporting industries in Viet Nam.

Wrapped up on 17 January 2020 in HCM City, the “100 days without accidents” campaign was organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO) through the Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) Programme and the Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) HCM City. Other partners of the campaign include the Handicraft and Wood Industry Association of HCM City (HAWA), Binh Duong Furniture Association (BIFA), Binh Dinh Forestry Product Association (FPA) and the HCM City Centre for Supporting Industries Development (CSID).

A total of 160 factory safety officers participated in trainings, seminars and on-site consultations to identify and prevent workplace hazards and establish effective fire safety system. Nine enterprise updated their occupational safety and health policies.

The ILO Viet Nam’s SCORE programme started in 2011 and has supported 213 enterprises, representing over 94,000 workers. “We are proud to have generated momentum for work safety in Vietnamese factories. Viet Nam is at a level of development where all accidents are avoidable. I am pleased to hear that many of the companies who participated in the campaign reached the goal,” said Stephan Ulrich, Regional Manager of ILO’s SCORE programme. “Considering labour shortages and CSR requirements from international markets, investing in occupational safety and health pays off as it improves workers’ well-being and productivity, reduces labour turnover and helps firms to stay competitive in increasingly globalized markets.”

The ILO’s SCORE Programme is funded by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD).

Source: ILO