(VOV) - A press conference on the 13th National Week of Labour Safety and Hygiene - Fire Prevention (NWLSHFP) was held in Hanoi on February 24.
Addressing the conference, Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) and Deputy Head of the Steering Board of the NWLSHFP said that this year’s national week will focus on labour safety which in long term will bring prosperity for every household and sustainable development for businesses.
It is the duties and rights of workers, businesses and the whole society to implement and ensure the labour safety, hygiene and fire prevention as well as actively contribute to the relisation of the National Target on Labour Safety and Hygiene - Fire Prevention in the 2011-2015 period.
There were 5,125 cases of workplace accidents in 2010, a decline of 18 percent over 2009, however, the number of death cases rose from 550 to 601.
According to MoLISA, the highest number of workplace accidents occurred in Ho Chi Minh City, followed by Hanoi and Quang Ninh.
Mining and construction had the highest death toll (122), accounting for 20 percent of the total number of deaths at workplace.