The government has reaffirmed its commitment to developing comprehensive strategies for promoting safety and health standards at the workplace.
This came out as the government implements the Vision Zero Initiative aimed at ensuring that no worker gets injured, sick or die while trying to fend for the family.
A National Social Security Authority (NSSA) official, Dr Betty Nyereyegona said although there is a slight decline on accidents and deaths at the workplace this year, a lot still needs to be done to make sure that employers adhere to safety standards at all given times.
NSSA board member, Mr Robin Vela, implored companies to develop comprehensive strategies that promote safety and health standards.
The Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare, Cde Prisca Mupfumira applauded companies which made it at the safety awards, urging those legging behind to catch up.
The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goal number 8 calls for promotion of inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.