Experts from the International Labour Organisation’s Japanese division yesterday suggested the Ministry of Labour set up a technical advisory committee to educate construction workers about safety.
Minister of Labour Ith Samheng met with Sho Sudo, a coordinator and technical adviser for construction sector occupational safety and health at ILO-Japan.
Mr Sudo said that to promote and support the health and safety of workers in the construction sector, ILO-Japan suggested the ministry prepare regulatory requirements to strengthen safety and security for workers.
He added that ILO also suggested a committee be set up to educate workers.
“For the committee, the Labour Ministry would play an important role in coordinating and advising workers, along with the Ministry of Land Management and Construction, and employers and unions representing workers,” he said.
Mr Samheng said the suggestion is under consideration.
The Building and Wood Workers Trade Union Federation of Cambodia said 190,000 to 200,000 labourers are in the building and wood sectors and do not have enough safety protection or National Security Fund benefits.