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Hanjin Heavy to form shipyard safety committee

Hanjin Heavy to form shipyard safety committee

Seoul: South Korean-owned Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction has said that it plans to form a special committee to monitor compliance of its subcontractors with international safety standards in shipbuilding works, reports the Inquirer.

"We will try to level up safety awareness of all those concerned, including subcontractors, to the extent of international standard. In addition, we will form a special committee to especially monitor and implement safety wise matters," Pyeong Jong Yu, HHIC-Philippines general manager is reported to have said.

"It was and will be our concern that our employees, including subcontractors must be well aware of what is shipbuilding and its incidental activities," he added.

The company has had a handful of work-related deaths in recent months, including an explosion at its Subic yard (pictured) in January that killed two workers and injured five others.  [20/03/08]

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