Bureau for safe work to joins ISSA on mine safety
17:08 | 04/01/2010
VGP – Deputy PM Phạm Gia Khiêm recently allowed the Bureau for Safe Work under the Ministry of Labor, War Invalid and Social Affairs (MOLISA) to become a member of the Section on Prevention in the Mining Industry, which is an affiliate of the International Social Security Association (ISSA).

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The Deputy PM required MOLISA, in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to complete necessary procedures for the accession.

MOLISA will have to pay yearly dues from its budget.  

The ISSA Section on Prevention in the Mining Industry is one of the eleven International Sections on Prevention. It is a non-profit making international organization founded in 1970, aiming to improve social security in mining worldwide.

The Section consists of members engaged in occupational safety and health concerning quarrying, coal mining and tunneling operations. Private companies, public organizations, research institutes and experts on safety and health as well as occupational physicians all over the world belong to its section.

As of December 15, 2009, the ISSA has 340 member organizations (263 affiliates and 77 associates) from 150 countries.

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