Internal regulations and process for assuring occupational safety and hygiene in Vietnam

What are the internal regulations, process for and responsibility in assuring occupational safety and hygiene in Vietnam? - Van Quoc (Dong Nai, Vietnam)

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1. Internal regulations and process for assuring occupational safety and hygiene in Vietnam

Internal regulations and process for assuring occupational safety and hygiene according to Article 15 of the Law on occupational safety and hygiene 2015 are as follows:

The employer shall formulate, promulgate and implement internal regulations and process for assuring occupational safety and hygiene according to legislation, national technical regulations and standards, local technical standards in terms of occupational safety and hygiene and their business condition.

2. Responsibility of the employer for assurance of occupational safety and hygiene at the workplace in Vietnam

According to Article 16 of the Law on occupational safety and hygiene 2015, the responsibility of the employer for assurance of occupational safety and hygiene at the workplace are as follows:

- The workplace is required to meet requirements pertaining to space, clearance, dust, steam, noxious gases, radioactivity, electromagnetic field, heat, moisture, noise, vibration, and other dangerous or harmful factors as prescribed in relevant technical standards and they are regularly inspected and measured;

There are enough bathrooms and restrooms suitable for the workplace as prescribed by the Minister of Health.

- Machinery, equipment, materials and substance shall be used, operated, maintained and preserved at the workplace in conformity with technical standards of occupational safety and hygiene, or technical regulation on occupational safety and hygiene that promulgated, applied and internal regulations and process for assuring occupational safety and hygiene at the workplace.

- Employees are sufficiently provided with personal protective equipment when they perform tasks having dangerous or harmful factors; and occupational safety and hygiene equipment at the workplace.

- Annually or when necessary, dangerous or harmful factors at the workplace must be inspected and assessed to carry out technical measures for elimination or reduction in dangerous or harmful factors at the workplace, improvement of working condition and healthcare for employees.

- Machinery, equipment, materials, workshops, and depots must be periodically inspected and maintained.

- There are warning and instruction signs made in Vietnamese and popular language of employees in relation to occupational safety and hygiene for machinery, equipment, materials and substances that having strict safety and hygiene requirements at the workplace, preservation places, usage places that are placed at obvious locations.

- Employees shall be propagated and trained in internal regulations, process of occupational safety and hygiene, measures for prevention ò dangerous or harmful factors at the workplace in relation to their work assignment.

- Formulate and promulgate plans for breakdown responses, emergency rescue at the workplace;

Organization of breakdown responses, emergency rescue, rescue forces and promptly send reports to the persons in charge when any hazard is found or any accident or breakdown occurs beyond the control capacity of the employer.

3. Responsibility of employees for assurance of occupational safety and hygiene at the workplace in Vietnam

Responsibility of employees for assurance of occupational safety and hygiene at the workplace according to Article 17 of the Law on occupational safety and hygiene 2015 are as follows:

- Conform to internal regulations, process, and requirements pertaining to occupational safety and hygiene issued by the employer or competent state agencies.

- Comply with regulations of law and acquire knowledge and skills in measures for assurance of occupational safety and hygiene at the workplace; use and preserve their personal protective equipment, occupational safety and hygiene equipment at the workplace during the course of work.

- Participate in training in occupational safety and hygiene before using machinery, equipment, materials or substances that are having strict safety and hygiene requirements.

- Prevent hazards that threaten occupational safety and hygiene, violations against occupational safety and hygiene at the workplace;

Promptly report competent persons when they know occupational accidents or breakdowns or they detect hazards of breakdowns, occupational accidents or occupational diseases;

And proactively rescue or respond to breakdowns, occupational accidents according to the plans for responses to breakdowns and emergency rescue or under orders of the employer or competent state agencies.

Quoc Dat

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