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Labour Minister Commences Event for “A Safe Thai Society, Driving the Thai Economy Towards Sustainability” Aiming to Reduce Workplace Accidents to Under 4% Annually

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     The Labour Minister, Mr. Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, commenced the THAILAND SAFE@WORK#36 between June 19 to 21, 2024, at the IMPACT Muang Thong Thani. Mr. Amnuay Phurahong, serving as Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Thailand Institute Of Occupational Safety And Health (Public Organization) reported on the objectives of the event. The Assistant to the Labour Minister, Mr. Siraphop Duangsodsri, the Secretariat to the Labour Minister, Mr. Aree Krainara, from the Prime Minister’s Secretariat’s Office, performing duties for the Ministry of Labour, Mr. Phuchong Worasri, the Ministry of Labour’s Spokesperson, Mr. Phumiphat Mueanchan, the Permanent Secretary of Labour, Mr. Pairoj Chotikasathien, the Department of Skill Development’s Director-General, Ms. Bubpha Rueangsud, the Social Security Office’s Secretary-General, Mr. Boonsong Thapchaiyut, and the Ministry of Labour’s executives joined the occasion. The event was organized under the theme “A Safe Thai Society, Driving the Thai Economy Toward Sustainability,” emphasizing the goal of reducing work accidents to no more than 4 percent per year. The effort is by the Thailand Institute Of Occupational Safety And Health (Public Organization) or TOSH, together with the Department of Labour Protection and Welfare, the Social Security Office, the Department of Disease Control, and the Association for the Promotion of Safety and Health at Work (Thailand) under the Royal Patronage to create a forward culture of prevention for safety Thailand.
     On June 19, 2024, at 09.30 hours, the Labour Minister, Mr. Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, chaired the opening ceremony and presented plaques to the sponsors of the event, awarding a plaque of honour for the campaign to reduce occupational accident statistics to zero in the year 2024, platinum level, to 56 business establishments. He awarded a plaque of honour for the project to develop business establishments according to the occupational health, safety, and working environment in the 2023 fiscal year, platinum level, to 23 business establishments and awarded activities under the project to cultivate personnel and develop innovations in occupational health, safety, and working environment for 2024, totaling six awards.
     In 2024, TOSH has laid down guidelines to drive the creation of a culture of safety and health in the workplace with safety-shared values, which are three values (M-D-C) that must work together, namely mindfulness, discipline, and caring, which will encourage all relevant sectors especially business establishments to apply this value. It will promote workers ‘ safety and good health as safety is an important issue in life and work, leading to better operating results and mental health of working people, and finally, the country’s budget to compensate for these losses will decrease.
     Therefore, academic work like this will raise the level of our workforce to be ready for work safety by learning from participating in seminars, viewing exhibitions, and participating in events. Both government and private agencies joined, totaling over 122 places. Every working person will be able to apply that knowledge in the workplace and apply it to their everyday life to take care of themselves, their family, and society to be stable and safe. The activities within the event throughout the three days will be packed with knowledge and entertainment. Participants will get to meet actors from GMMTV, such as Om Phawat, Tisha The Face, and Miss Grand Phang Nga, who will come talk about safety at work. There will be exhibitions and academic seminars in full swing, catering to people of all generations and all career paths to come together to create safety together at the THAILAND SAFE@WORK#36 from June 19 to 21, 2024, from 09.00 hours to 18.00 hours. Admission is free, and the event will take place at IMPACT Muang Thong Thani.