On June 25th, 2015, with 439 votes, accounting for 88,87%, National Assembly adopted the Law on Occupational Safety and Health.
The Law on Occupational Safety and Health including 7 Chapters and 93 Articles, regulates the work of ensuring occupational safety and health; policies for people who are victims of labour accident and occupational diseases; responsibilities and authorities of organizations and individuals related to work of occupational safety, health and State management of occupational safety and health.
Law on Occupational Safety and Health regulates: Employees working under labour contracts are ensured fair working conditions, occupational safety and health; the employer have the responsibility to ensure labour safety and health during process of working at work site; providing adequate information on the risk factors, harmful factor at work site and measures to prevent and combat; training on occupational safety and health.
Workers are performed the protection regime, healthcare, examination to find out occupational diseases; are participated labour accidents and occupational diseases insurance by their Employers; Benefit fully policies when suffering occupational accidents and occupational diseases; are paid fee of the regular checks of injury, illness caused by occupational accidents and diseases; can actively seek examination for the decrease of working capacity and will be paid for their regular checks in the case of the results eligible for an increase in allowance for labour accidents and occupational diseases; after stable treatment labour accident or occupational diseases, labourers will be arranged the suitable jobs.
The employee have the right to refuse to work or to leave the work site but still be paid full wages and not be consider as violation of labour discipline if they could feel the evident risk which can immediately occur seriously labour accident threatens their lives or their health but they must immediately notify to the direct manager to have the reaction plans.
The labourers who are not working under labour contracts are legally protected the right to work in safe conditions and occupational health; State, society and family create the working site with occupational safety, health; provided information, advocacy and education on occupational safety and health; Trained on occupational safety and health when do the jobs with strict requirements on occupational safety and health; participate in and benefit the labour accident insurance in accordance with voluntary regulation by the Government; the right to complaint, accusation or lawsuit for the violations of the law on occupational safety and health.
Law on Occupational Safety and Health regulate that employers are obliged to build, organize and actively coordinate with the concerned agencies and organizations to ensure occupational safety and hygiene at workplace under their responsibility for employees and related persons; paid labour accidents and occupational diseases insurance for workers; organize training, manual labour regulations and measures of occupational safety and health; equipped facilities to ensure occupational safety and health for employees; implement health care, examination and detection of occupational diseases; fully implementing the regime for the labour accident victims or occupational disease;
Law on Occupational Safety and Health takes effect from the date of July 01st, 2016.