The first Dialogue on Occupational Safety and Health of the OSH National Council

The dialogue is a forum where relevant state management agencies, employers’ and workers’ representatives discuss and contribute ideas to the better implementation and improvement of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) legislation system in Viet Nam. In addition, the Dialogue will help to enhance mutual understanding among relevant stakeholders and build capacity on OSH regulations.

In order to address the current restrains in implementing the OSH Law and share information, strengthen mutual understanding among relevant parties to improve OSH legislation toward better working conditions, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Viet Nam in cooperation with the Bureau for Safe Work- Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, co-organise the first Policy Dialogue on OSH of National OSH Council on 15 December 2017 in Ha Noi.

More than 150 representatives from relevant state management agencies at national and provincial levels, representatives of employers and workers, enterprises, national and international business associations will participate in the Dialogue. The comments collected from the Dialogue will place a foundation for any recommendations and proposals from National OSH Council to the Government in development of appropriate policies and improvement of current OSH legislation system. In addition, the Dialogue will contributes ideas to amend the existing documents or develop new ones for specific aspects of OSH by sectors with focusing on high risky sectors and vulnerable objects such as young workers. The Dialogue also creates great opportunity to enhance mutual understanding between state management agencies and employers’ and workers’ representatives as well as build capacity on OSH regulations for participants.

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.