Chinese leaders on Oct 31 called for an improved work safety mechanism that would be more effective in preventing accidents.
In a message to a meeting honoring outstanding safety work, President Xi Jinping asked authorities to keep in mind that “development should not come at the cost of safety”.
Regulators should focus on containing and preventing major accidents, resolve existing problems and eliminate the root causes of issues. Proper implementation of the work safety responsibility mechanism would protect the interests of the people, the message said.
With China’s work safety conditions complicated, in another message Premier Li Keqiang asked regulators and supervisors to keep up their good work.
China should reform the work safety sector and do more to create a work safety risk control system, Premier Li said.