14 March 2016

This Year: World Day for Safety and Health at Work

14 March 2016
By Chea Sophal

Phnom Penh:  Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (MoLVT) and ILO/Better Factories Cambodia often took part in the World Day for Safety and Health at Work.  This year theme for OSH Day is " Workplace Stress:  a collective challenge".

ILO Safe Work highlights that workers experience tough pressure to cope with the demands of present-day working life in which there are many risks such as tough competition, higher expectation on performance and long working hours.  These risks are contributing to the workplace becoming to a stressful environment.  Nearly in every single workshop in Cambodia I attended, I often heard about the discussion and comparison of productivity level of Cambodian workers compared to the other country.  Work-life balance is becoming more difficult to draw since the world of work need instant communications and faced higher levels of global competition.

Workplace is one of the sources causing psychosocial risks and at the same time is a venue to address those risks in order to protect the health and well-being of workers.

Below are some key messages on World Day for Safety and Health at Work over the past years.
Banner posted in 2011 in Kampong Cham Province: World Day for Safety and Health at Work


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