National Assembly’s Committee for Social Affairs: Organising OSH Specialised Supervision Delegation for period 2016 – 2018

The National Assembly’s Committee for Social Affairs has issued Resolution no. 1737/NQ-UBVDXH14 dated 11 December 2018 on the establishment of a Specialised Supervision Delegation on “The implementation of policies and laws on occupational health and safety in the period 2016 - 2018” headed by Mrs. Nguyen Thuy Anh, Chairwoman of The National Assembly’s Committee for Social Affairs, with the participation of Mr. Bui Sy Loi, Mrs. Nguyen Hoang Mai, Mr. Dang Thuan Phong, Mrs. Le Thị Nguyet, Vice Chairs of the Committee as Deputy Heads of the Delegation.

The Supervision Delegation would organise its activities in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh cities and in the provinces of Thai Nguyen, Quang Ninh, Ba Ria - Vung Tau, Gia Lai and Binh Duong and work with relevant ministries, sectors, agencies organizations and individuals at the central and local levels, including the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (subordinate to the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour).

The purposes of supervision include: reviewing and evaluating the current situation of occupational safety and health (OSH), especially the situation of labour accidents, occupational diseases and the implementation of policies and laws on OSH; analyzing the advantages, difficulties, obstacles, causes and responsibilities in the implementation of policies and laws; encouraging the Government, ministries, sectors, local authorities, enterprises, trade unions and workers to devote more attention to the assumption of responsibilities, rights and obligations on OSH; bringing forward proposals recommendations to improve the system of policies and laws as well as the implementation of these policies and laws in this field.

The issues under supervision include: The situation of issuing legal documents which provide detailed regulations on OSH and guidance on the implementation and dissemination of the Law on OSH; the situation of  labour accidents and occupational diseases in the period 2016-2018; and the implementation of OSH policies and laws (the group of policies on the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases, the group of policies to overcome risks, the implementation of OSH policies for specific workers, state management on OSH, the implementation of OSH policies and laws in a number of high-risk industries and sectors such as mining, chemicals, mechanics, metallurgy, petroleum, electricity, industrial explosive materials, construction, etc.)

It is expected that the Supervision Delegation completes the draft Supervision Report before 31 March 2019; organizes a Seminar to collect comments from experts on the draft Supervision Report on 8 April 2019; reports supervision results at the Committee Plenary Meeting (before the 7th Session at the end of April 2019); and reports to the Standing Committee of the National Assembly in May or August 2019.