Implementation of accident prevention strategies is vital: Kama
May 1, 2019 5:07 pm
The Statutory Authority and Government departments have the highest number of workplace injuries and deaths.
Ministry’s Occupational Health & Safety Director Tomasi Kama says part of the reason is that these departments are involved in fieldwork which requires them to work in different weather conditions.
He also revealed some other high-risk industries which have been highlighted by the Occupational Health & Safety unit.
“We have noted that the statutory authority or the government department tops the list followed by manufacturing and third is wholesale and retail which includes the hotel industry and the construction industry. In terms of accidents person falling is the highest followed by power-driven machinery, handling materials and followed by objects falling on persons.”
Kama says it is necessary to implement accident prevention strategies in high-risk sectors.