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Cambodia: Govts. of Cambodia and South Korea study legislation of occupational health and safety for workers and employees at factories and enterprises

Author: Long Kimmarita, The Phnom Penh Post, Published on: 29 November 2019

"Korea assists Cambodia on occupational safety", 28 November 2019

Cambodia and Korea have joined hands to study the legislation of occupational health and safety regulations for employees at factories and business enterprises.

The project was initiated … at the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training when Minister Ith Sam Heng met with Choi Heaeun, the Korean deputy director of the Department of Cooperation Development, Ministry of Employment and Labour, during the Korean delegation’s visit in Cambodia.

Sam Heng urged his Korean counterpart to speed up the feasibility study and prepare the law by 2023 to reduce on-the-job accidents and illnesses…

“Currently, we have laws, prakas and directives that cover a wide aspect of work health and safety. But if we want to assimilate everything into one law, we’d have to create it,” Sam Heng said.

Choi said the Korean government is currently preparing the law and would carry out more studies to ensure it would be recognised by all relevant stakeholders and benefits workers once enforced.

“Korea’s Ministry of Employment and Labour thanks the Royal Government of Cambodia and its Ministry of Labour for the good cooperation. Korea will continue supporting the promotion of healthier and safer working conditions for workers in factories and other business enterprises,” Choi said…

Collective Union of Movement of Workers president Pav Sina commended the collaboration between the two nations to ensure the safety and health of Cambodian workers. But he noted that the most important thing is the effectiveness of the law’s enforcement…

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