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Workplace fire prevention campaign launched by Government of Punjab Pakistan

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A campaign calling for the need to follow fire prevention and safety measures at the workplace has been launched by the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) with the collaboration of the Labour and Human Resource Department (L&HRD), the government of Punjab according to local reports.

The awareness campaign focused on fire prevention and safety was launched organized by GIZ and L&HRD during the “Strategic Dialogue on Promotion of Sustainable Textiles” Textile Industry Sustainability Forum (TISF) to educate the workforce regarding taking preventive and curative measures to prevent fire incidents and raise awareness of the occupational and safety hazards in the workplace.

Produced in partnership with Happening Intl, the awareness campaign has been designed to highlight the various occupational and safety hazards at the workplace and point the factory workers and managers towards workable solutions.

Speaking at the occasion Secretary (L&HRD) Liaqat Ali Chatha said that such kinds of initiatives would play a pivotal role in the improvement of safety measures. He said platforms where topics such as occupational safety and health, change management, modernization, digitalization, and behaviour change are not only discussed but planned out to achieve concrete, measurable results, and regular progress.

Romina Kochius Project Manager GIZ Textile Cluster said that L&HRD made positive efforts in creating awareness regarding occupational safety and health and the investments and innovation of the private sector in improving working conditions and ensuring decent work demonstrates their commitment and fervour for this field.

And Faisal Zahoor, DG Labour Welfare Punjab also addressed the participants, saying that the Labour department has in the past few years taken several initiatives to improve the working conditions of its workforce.