Training course on Occupational and health safety for tea farmers Phu Tho, November- December 2017

The training is designed to support farmers, especially young farmers in tea sector in Son Hung, Huong Lung and Dong Luong communes of Phu Tho province to identify hazards and risks in working and propose appropriate preventive measures.

During 29-30 November 2017, a Training course on Occupational and Health Safety (OSH) was organised for tea famers in Son Hung commune, Thanh Son district, Phu Tho province. This is a joint activity by the SafeWork for Youth project- International Labour Organisation and Viet Nam Farmer Union.

The training aims to equip participants with necessary knowledge on hazards and risks, how to identify hazards at working place and provide appropriate preventive measures which contributes to improve and raise awareness on OSH for farmers in informal sector. 30 trainees are tea farmers in Son Hung commune, has participated actively in the group discussion sections, enthusiastically shared their OSH practices in working and all registered to do OSH improvement in the coming time. In the training, the OSH committee including of members from farmer unions at national, provincial and grass-root level was also introduced to encourage and support farmers to conduct OSH improvement.

The next two trainings with the same contents for 60 tea farmers are scheduled for Huong Lung and Dong Luong communes of Cam Khe district, Phu Tho province in 5-6 December and 7-8 December respectively.

Funding is provided by the United States Department of Labor under cooperative agreement number IL-26690-14-75-K-11. 100 percentage of the total costs of the project or program is financed with federal funds, for a total of 11,443,156 dollars. This material does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the United States Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the United States Government.