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Labour Minister Concerned About Workplace Injuries Accelerates Safety Campaigns, Prepares to Organize a Big Event Drawing All Parties to Participate 

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   The Ministry of Labour’s Spokesperson, Mr. Phumiphat Mueanchan, said that the Labour Minister, Mr. Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, was closely following the number of work-related dangers or illnesses. Over the past five years, the number of employees experiencing danger or illness from work decreased from 94,906 in 2019 to 81,509 in 2023, and from 2019 – 2023, Bangkok was the area where employees encountered the most danger. The causes of the more severe accidents are objects or things that cut or pierce. The organs that employees experienced the most significant dangers were fingers or thumbs. The age group of employees who suffered the most hazards was between 25 – 29 years. The type of business with the highest number of hazards was residential building construction. Diseases that occur from the nature or conditions of work that occur most to employees are diseases of the musculoskeletal system and bone structure from work. 

  The Ministry of Labour’s Spokesperson said that the Labour Minister had instructed the Department of Labour Protection and Welfare and the Thailand Institute Of Occupational Safety And Health (a Public Organization) to work together in campaigning to create more efficient workplace safety. This year, the Ministry of Labour plans to organize the 36th National Occupational Health and Safety Fair from June 19 to 21, 2024, at IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Center, Muang Thong Thani, Hall 11 – 12, from 08.00 to 18.00 hours. The event aims for employers, employees, the government, and private sector personnel to recognize the importance of occupational health, safety, and working environment under the concept of “Join in creating a preventive Thai culture toward occupational health, safety, and sustainable well-being.” There will be an academic seminar at the event, which will include over 100 exhibitions and demonstration booths, contests, and occupational safety information. In addition, there will be regional academic seminars on occupational health and safety throughout the nation, starting in the southern region on July 3 to 4, at Songkhla Province, the western on July 24 to  25, at Ratchaburi Province, the northeastern region on August 14  to 15, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, the northern region from August 21 to 22 at Chiang Mai Province, and the eastern region from September 11 to 12, at Chonburi Province.

  “We invite Thai people to create safety discipline 24 hours a day. Whether you are an employer, employee, business owner, engineer, medical personnel, safety officer at work, government agency, private sector, educational institution, or those who are interested, you can attend the event for free. You will get to exchange knowledge, experiences, ideas, and methods for solving problems and contribute to Thai society having a preventative culture towards occupational health, safety, and sustainable well-being,” said  Mr. Phiphat.