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Thailand's labour minister affirms need for enhanced safety training to minimise risk of workplace accidents

Thailand's labour minister affirms need for enhanced safety training to minimise risk of workplace accidents

“Broken tools can be repaired. But if someone dies, they cannot be repaired,” Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn stressed.

Thailand's Labour Minister, Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, has emphasised the need to raise awareness about reducing accidents in the southern region and nationwide, focusing on minimising accidents and mistakes. 

During the opening ceremony of the Regional Academic Seminar on Occupational Health and Safety in Songkhla Province for 2024, held on 3 July 2024, Minister Phiphat expressed concerns for staff working in confined spaces, such as wastewater wells or other areas with little air. He added that officials working in dangerous areas must study and acquire knowledge about the risks in their work environment. 

“Therefore, every worker must prepare themselves before working. 

“Broken tools can be repaired. But if someone dies, they cannot be repaired,” Minister Phiphat stressed. 

“Safety work is like the Thai proverb, ‘the pen must be surrounded before the cows disappear.’ We must find a way to prevent accidents or dangers from occurring,” he added. 

To that effect, he reaffirmed the need for cooperation and collaboration with relevant agencies to offer safety guidance including ensuring that employees in entertainment venues receive proper safety training to be able to assist tourists, by providing information and displaying clear signs in the area during unexpected events.

The seminar, part of the national occupational health and safety initiative organised by the Thailand Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (TOSH), aimed to develop and promote knowledge among workers at all levels.  


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Lead image / Ministry of Labour Thailand

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