Concern has been raised over increased fatalities at workplaces with the country recording an average of 5 people dying due to accidents while on duty.

Addressing graduands who completed a course in occupational safety, health and environmental management, NSSA raised concern over the increase in accidents at workplaces with 2017 having recorded 48 deaths from January to August.

Dr Betty Nyereyeyegona cited lack of knowledge, awareness and proper practice of occupational safety and health in industries as a cause that is contributing to unnecessary deaths.

She challenged industry to keep abreast of latest trends in the management and reduction of workplace injuries and carnage.

During the training, Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) practitioners were equipped with knowledge and skills on the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases through the processes of hazard identification, risk assessment, OHS surveys, inspections and other strategies.