Copper plant scores top marks for occupational safety campaign

(VEN) - The Lao Cai Copper Smelting Company under the VINACOMIN-Minerals Holding Corporation (VIMICO) scored top points for its implementation of the Action Month for Occupational Safety and Hygiene in 2022. The company ensured labor safety and hygiene throughout the month of May, while reaching its set targets.

Labor safety and hygiene promotion

The annual action month is designed to raise awareness and compliance with occupational safety and hygiene (OSH), improve working conditions, reduce the pollution of working environments, limit occupational accidents and diseases and ensure worker health.

copper plant scores top marks for occupational safety campaign
The launch of the Action Month for Occupational Safety and Hygiene

The Lao Cai Copper Smelting Company established a steering committee ahead of the month-long event, which assigned specific tasks, including working environment surveillance and periodic employee health checks in 2022, preparation of documents and guidelines for occupational safety and hygiene training, as well as occupational safety guidelines for employees, and replacement of old and damaged safety signs.

The company disseminated and promoted the Action Month for Occupational Safety and Hygiene through bulletin boards, meetings and leaflets.

It reviewed and supplemented occupational safety and fire prevention and treatment regulations and processes in all member units, inspected and assessed equipment and machinery safety, and implemented regular risk assessment and control at Factory 1.

The company held occupational safety and hygiene workshops in order to improve working conditions, minimize occupational accidents and diseases while offering labor safety and hygiene training and enforcing provisions of the law on occupational safety and hygiene. It also rewarded collectives and individuals for their achievements in the field of labor safety and hygiene.

copper plant scores top marks for occupational safety campaign
The Action Month for Occupational Safety and Hygiene is designed to improve working conditions, reduce the pollution of working environments, limit occupational accidents and diseases and ensure worker health

Trade union activity

The company's trade union helped the launch and realization of the Workers’ Month and the Action Month for Occupational Safety and Hygiene, as well as the signature of commitments to ensuring labor safety and hygiene.

The trade union visited all workers infected with COVID-19, presented gifts to six collectives obtaining excellent achievements in implementation of the Workers' Month and the Action Month for Occupational Safety and Hygiene. The trade union also added fresh fruit to workers' daily meals upon the pandemic’s outbreak in March and April, encouraged 100 workers to participate in the blood donation program of Lao Cai Province, and enabled 35 workers and trade union officials to access post-COVID-19 health consultation.

The trade union launched equipment repair and maintenance emulation campaigns, and encouraged and helped employees improve productivity in order to achieve the company’s targets.

Labor safety and hygiene was ensured at all workshops during the Action Month for Occupational Safety and Hygiene, with no occupational accidents and equipment breakdowns reported.
Chi Kim

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