Implementing the 2022 Work schedule, on October 28, 2022, in Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Trade Union of PetroVietnam Gas Corporation (PV GAS) held a Conference to review the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) and performance of OSH staff network in 2022, combined with training and dissemination of OSH knowledge and skills at the workplace for trade union officials and OSH staff network.
Attending the Conference were the delegates: Mr. Huynh Quang Hai, Deputy General Director of the Corporation; Mr. Tran Xuan Thanh, President of the Corporation’s Trade Union; Mr. Le Tat Thang, Head of Safety, Health and Environment Department. The conference also had the presence of representatives of the units’ leaders, President/Vice President of Trade Union of affiliated units, member units of PetroVietnam Gas Corporation, and more than 100 employees working in charge of OSH, trade union officials in charge of OSH and employees representing the safety and health network at units of PetroVietnam Gas Corporation.
The Trade Union of PetroVietnam Gas Corporation currently has 17 subordinate trade unions, with a total of more than 3,800 members working in the gas industry. Due to the nature of the job, there are always potential risks of fire and explosion, therefore, OSH work is always placed on top priority, vital to PV GAS’s operations.
Aware of their roles and responsibilities, especially in OSH and fire prevention at all levels of the Trade Union, PV GAS Trade Union has closely followed the requirements of production and business tasks to deploy activities and movements in accordance with general objectives of Safety – Quality – Environment; trade union officials are directly involved in dissemination, inspection and supervision as well as issues related to OSH; Green – Clean – Beautiful movements have been widely deployed and brought positive results for security and safety of the gas works and production, business, and construction activities.
In order to continue to promote the strengths in OSH-Fire and Explosion Prevention, and implement the Key Work Schedule in 2022, the Corporation’s Trade Union held a Conference to review OSH and performance of OSH staff network, in order to comply with the provisions of the Law on Occupational Safety and Health. In addition to evaluating results of work performance, the Conference is a forum for units, union members and employees throughout the Corporation to share and discuss lessons learned, difficulties and challenges, problems as well as recommendations, proposed solutions for OSH.
Mr. Nguyen Van Dung, Standing Member of Trade Union, Deputy Head of Emulation Movement, in charge of OSH presented the report summarizing OSH work and activities of OSH staff network in 2022 and operation plan in 2023, highlighting OSH and OSH staff network that have contributed to PV GAS’ overall achievements.
The conference also took time to listen to the discussions with the topics “PROMOTE EXCHANGE, SHARE EXPERIENCE OF OSH STAFF NETWORK, OSH WITH CUSTOMERS” of the Union of Southeast Gas Transport Company. “SITUATION & SOLUTIONS TO ENHANCE THE QUALITY OF OSH STAFF ACTIVITIES” of CNG Vietnam Trade Union, “SUPERVISION OF OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HYGIENE IN THE NEW SITUATION OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT ACTIVITIES – CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES” of the Trade Union of Gas Project Management Company.
The discussion are all experiences drawn from actual production and business and implementation of OSH work at the units, thereby proposing directions and solutions to enhance task completion by many methods such as: strengthening the consensus of the Government – Trade Union and exchanges and working relationships of OSH staff; Actively use communication channels, propaganda, reward; enhance the training so that OSH staff can improve their knowledge and stay close to reality; encourage creative thinking, how to fully arrange the OSH staff and promote the effectiveness…
The conference took time to divide into groups to discuss, answer, make new proposals and answer the content for the process of strengthening Safety Culture, methods of connecting the OSH team in the new situation, implementing digital transformation and taking advantage of information technology, training – coordination to implement OSH effectively…
The Conference also provided a training session to improve OSH knowledge for Trade Union officials and OSH staff conducted by lecturer Nguyen Hong Son – Trade Union University; exchanges among OSH teams to strengthen solidarity and understanding throughout PV GAS.
Speaking at the Conference, Mr. Huynh Quang Hai, Deputy General Director of PV GAS; Mr. Tran Xuan Thanh, President of PV GAS Trade Union affirmed: The conference to review OSH work and operation of OSH staff network in 2022 has an effective, innovative and practical way of organizing and implementing content. Through the Conference, we can draw some lessons on promoting the role of cooperation between Trade Union with expertise in OSH and the management of OSH staff network. Delegates listened, watched, exchanged, received reports, discussed, divided into groups to discuss PV GAS’s OSH work and activities of OSH staff network with excitement, solidarity and common goals.
PV GAS’s Leadership highly appreciates the process by which trade unions and employees have shown their roles and responsibilities in OSH-Fire and Explosion Prevention, always closely following the requirements of production and business tasks to implement the trade union activities, in which OSH- Fire and Explosion Prevention is prominent. In fact, trade union officials are directly involved in dissemination, inspection and supervision as well as issues related to OSH- Fire and Explosion Prevention; Green – Clean – Beautiful movements have been widely deployed and brought positive results for security and safety of the gas works; creating high results for the activities of trade unions at all levels, outstanding achievements of the whole PV GAS.
In order to promote the advantages, continue to perform well the OSH- Fire and Explosion Prevention with the goal of ensuring absolute safety for gas works, production and business activities; at the same time, in order to affirm that the Corporation leadership always stands with the employees, attaching importance to the work of ensuring security and safety as number one, the whole Conference agreed with the call of the Leadership:
– All employees and trade union members of PV GAS must not be negligent, not subjective, anytime, anywhere, perform well the OSH-Fire and Explosion Prevention from the Corporation level to the units, strengthening the task of “Bringing the Safety Culture to be instilled in each employee”.
– Continue to promote the achieved aspects in OSH and consolidate the contingent of trade union officials participating in OSH, build a practical and more effective OSH staff network.
– Innovate the propaganda on OSH, strengthen the training on OSH for employees.
– The trade union actively encourages employees to participate in emulation movements to enhance the efficiency of production and business activities of the unit, Green – Clean – Beautiful movement, the movement to emulate production, promote technological innovation…
– Each trade union member, each OSH staff is more aware of their roles and responsibilities, more enthusiastic in all assigned tasks, in every effort to rise up, for the reality and future of the whole Corporation and each member of PV GAS.
Also on this occasion, the Conference honored and rewarded 12 collectives and 26 individuals with outstanding achievements in OSH and operation of OSH staff network in 2022.