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Thailand [email protected] 2022 commences; PM calls for fostering of safety culture


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BANGKOK (NNT) - The 34th national occupational safety and health fair has commenced at IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Center in Nonthaburi. At the fair, the prime minister urged everybody to help reduce accidents and promote a safety culture.

 

He also encouraged the creation of positive values at work, saying Thailand’s soft power differs from those of other countries.

 

Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha presided over the opening of Thailand [email protected] 2022 – the 34th national occupational safety and health fair. He handed out plaques to businesses and establishments recognized for occupational safety and health (OSH) achievements. The prime minister congratulated the entities that were awarded, saying success is fostered through the cooperation of everyone within an organization. A prevailing attitude within a said organization is to achieve success based on a standard of safety and everybody’s wellbeing.

 

Gen. Prayut admitted that work accident figures remain high while deaths have lessened. He said accidents must be reduced in order for businesses to accommodate future global changes. He called for people at work to maintain vigilance and always observe safety rules. He noted that a safety culture needs to be fostered, as injuries and deaths cannot be truly compensated.

 

Gen. Prayut added the government has been able to address many labor issues. Collaboration was made with neighboring countries to legally bring in workers that are in shortage. He also asked businesses to only employ legitimate workers and to look after the benefits entitled to them. This is so all 37 million members of the labor force in Thailand may work happily and safely. Gen. Prayut said labor is a most precious resource and is instrumental to country development.

 

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It’s great to address and promote work safety.  
But safety depends on the mentality of the population.  And unfortunately what I see is that safety is not a priority for many people. 

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Like with most of the "this needs to change" initiatives in Thailand, it would take a fundamental change in Thai culture that would need to start with education and probably wouldn't come to fruition until the generations that are now in primary school become adults.  Nice idea though...

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15 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

He also asked businesses to only employ legitimate workers and to look after the benefits entitled to them.

I wonder if all the owners of the Thai fishing boats heard him, I doubt it.

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Good to see them taking HSE seriously. The workers finishing off the exhibition will be happy too, lol.

 

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20 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

Gen. Prayut admitted that work accident figures remain high while deaths have lessened.

Presumably the plaques which he handed out were penalty notices?

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