Organized by the Ministry of Labor, Immigration and Population and ILO, the two days forum on Safety and Health Forum was held from May 6 to 7 at Nay Pyi Daw, Myanmar.
Speaking at the forum, Danish Ambassador John Nielsen gave a speech that highlighted the significant role of enforcement and implementation of Myanmar’s new Occupation Safety and Health (OSH) law, signed by the President U Win Myint On March 15, to develop a safe, healthy and productive workforce.
The event brought together industry experts from Vietnam, Japan, Singapore and Philippines who shared their experiences and knowledge on the implementation of OSH law which they believed can promote safe and secure working environments for laborers and workers in Myanmar.
H.E. U Thein Swe, Union Minister, Ministry of labour, immigration and population, pointed out the necessity of organizing this forum was to give the space for participants to discuss closely on the OSH Law in order to develop and implement the necessary regulations for the Law.
“We believe this new law will promote safe and secure working environments for labourers and workers. But there will be many kinds of challenges and difficulties that we need to overcome in implementing this new law.” he said.
MICS Trade Union Federation, Secretary General, Thet Lin Aung also expressed that the government are pleased on the enactment of this Occupational safety and Health (OSH) Law because it’s been a long time since they tried to enact such kind of law in the country.
“We still need to work on rules and regulations. We believe the enactment of this new law will pave towards safer and healthier workplaces in Myanmar. As the new law will cover all kinds of industries, I believe it will benefit to both employers and employees,” he added