Laos organized a walking event last Saturday in Vientiane to celebrate the 19th anniversary of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work (April 28, 2003-April 28, 2022).
Addressing at the opening ceremony, Director of Labour Management Department, Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare Phongsavanh Xaykosy said April 28 of each year and as this year 2022 is a very meaningful and important day for workers around the world to remember the victims of labor accidents and occupational diseases at work, as well as to promote and raise awareness for all economic and social sectors in the prevention of labor accidents and occupational diseases aimed at reducing injuries and deaths from work or may become disabled, dismembered, have various diseases or may be life-threatening problems.
‘’Therefore, the International Labour Organization agreed to declare April 28 of each year as the World Day for Safety and Health at Work. This year relevant sectors organized in cooperation with ILO the event under the slogan of “Act together to build a positive safety and health culture,’’ Phongsavanh added.
Attended the event were Minister of Labour and Social Welfare Baykham Khatthiya, Deputy Director of the Lao Central Union’s Executive Committee Vilay Vongkhaseuam, Vice President of the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry Xaybandith Ratxaphon and a country coordinator of the International Labour Organization to the Lao PDR, Viengprasith Thipphasouda and officials from both sides.
Source: Lao News Agency