THE MINISTRY OF LABOUR, INVALIDS AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No. 37/2005/TT-BLDTBXH
Hanoi, December 29, 2005
 
CIRCULAR
GUIDELINES FOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH TRAINING
Pursuant to Decree No. 06/CP dated 20 January 1995 (as amended and suplemented) of the Government detailing a number of articles of the Labour Code on occupational safety and health, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs provides guidance on occupational safety and health training as follows:
I. COVERAGE AND WHO IS TRAINED
1. Coverage
This Circular shall apply to enterprises, agencies, organizations and individuals recruiting employees including:
a) Enterprises of all economic sectors;
b) Households, individual businesses, and co-operative business groups;
c) Co-operatives established and operating under the Co-operative Law
d) Non-productive units; producing, trading and services organizations, units of administrative and non- productive agencies; political organizations, socio-political organizations, socio-occupational organizations, other social organizations, enterprises of the People Army and Police Forces; foreign or international organizations located in the territory of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam except where an international treaty concluded, or acceded to by the Socialist Republic of Vietnam provides otherwise;
e) Other agencies and individuals employing labour.
The enterprises, organizations and agencies stipulated above are generally called establishments.
2. Who is trained
a) Employees include:
- Working employees, new recruits, apprenticees, trainees and persons in a probation period at establishments;
- Self-employed persons hired and recruited by establishments.
b) Employers and managers (hereinafter referred to as employers) including:
- Owners of establishments or persons authorized by the owners to manage activities of production, business and services;
- Directors, deputy directors of establishments, chairpersons of organizations, agencies and units directly employing labour.
- Manager directly run construction sites, workshops or equivalent units.
c) Officials in charge of occupational safety and health at establishments.
II. TRAINING FOR EMPLOYEES
1. Content of training
a) General provisions on occupational safety and health
- Purpose and importance of occupational safety and health;
- Rights and obligations of employers, employees in implementing the regulations on occupational safety and health; policies, regimes of labour protection for employees;
- Internal rules on occupational safety and health at establishments;
- Working conditions, dangerous and hazardous factors relating to occupational accidents, diseases and preventative measures;
- Basic knowledge of occupational safety and health techniques;
- Measures against various problems and first aid for victims in cases of accidents and problems;
- Applications, usage and preservation of personal protective equipment;
- Measures to self-improve working conditions at the workplace.
b) Detailed provisions on occupational safety and health at the workplace
- Production characteristics, working procedures and regulations on occupational safety and health employees shall strictly follow at work;
- Dangerous and hazardous factors, possible risks at the workplace and preventative measures.
Employees including self-employed persons performing jobs with strict requirements on occupational safety and health as stipulated in Annex I enclosed with to this Circular shall be provided with more detailed training for working procedures and measures against problems besides the training content mentioned above.
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