Bello calls for strict implementation of OSH standards

  • March 21, 2017

MANILA, March 21 -- Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III reiterated his call to strictly enforce the implementation of occupational safety and health standards among establishments and companies in the country.

 

Bello made the statement as he enjoined the officers, new fellows, and diplomates, including the attendees of the Philippine College of Occupational Medicine’s (PCOM) 39th Annual National Convention held over the weekend at the Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria, Quezon City.

 

“Your theme, “Healthy Workforce: Advancing PCOM’s Action for Change,” proves of your readiness to confront the changing climate of occupational safety. This convention is an excellent opportunity to be updated on the changes and the emerging challenges in the practice of occupational medicine here and abroad,” Bello said.

 

The labor chief also encouraged the 11 fellow and 39 diplomate PCOM graduates to campaign for the strict enforcement of DOLE policies and programs that will ensure workers safety, welfare, and rights on their respective workplace.

 

DOLE, through its Labor Laws Compliance System (LLCS), has intensified its programs on OSH standards by instructing companies to voluntarily comply with the rules and regulations and through information and dissemination drive to various companies.

 

“We in DOLE believe that PCOM is our partner in protecting the occupational safety of Filipino workers. We aim to prevent workplace accidents, such as the fire incidents at Kentex slipper factory in Valenzuela and at the House Technology Industries (HTI) in Cavite,” Bello added.

DOLE has recently issued Administrative Order No. 21, which constitutes a technical working group that will review workplace occupational safety and health standards to ensure compliance of companies with labor laws and social legislations.

 

Dr. Edmyr Macabulos, MD, PCOM National President; DOH Assec. Eric Tayag; and Bureau of Working Conditions (BWC) Director Ma. Teresita S. Cucueco, who is also a board of director of PCOM, were also among the guests on the annual convention. (DOLE)


Other News

DepEd School Building Program: A Briefer
  • August 17, 2017
PASIG CITY, Aug. 17 -- On par with the President’s directive to “Build, Build, Build”, the Department of Education (DepEd) has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to outline the strategy for the implementation of the Basic Education Facilities Fund (BEFF).   Part of the agreement was for DepEd and DPWH to jointly conduct the validation of proposed school building to determine: a) buildable spaces, b) classroom building types, and c) actual project costs. An important part of this strategy is the conduct of geo-technical...Read more
Parts of NE, Aurora to experience 11-hour power interruption on August 30
  • August 17, 2017
BALER, Aurora, Aug.17 (PIA) -- Parts of Nueva Ecija and Aurora will experience of up to 11 hours of power service interruption on August 30, Wednesday.              “Customers of NEECO II Area 1, NEECO II Area 2 and AURELCO will have outage from 7:00AM to 6:00PM,” National Grid Corporation of the Philippines Central Luzon Corporate Communication and Public Affairs Officer Ernest Lorenz Vidal said.   Affected are the towns of Talavera, General Natividad and Bongabon in Nueva Ecija and Dingalan, San Luis, Maria Aurora, Baler, and Dipaculao in Aurora.   ...Read more
The country's governors, councilors support TRAIN
  • August 16, 2017
MANILA, Aug. 16 -- Two of the country’s national organizations of local government executives have separately expressed their full support for the proposed Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act (TRAIN) on the belief that it will make the tax system more “equitable, progressive and efficient” while raising more funds for infrastructure development and social services outside Metro Manila.   In separate resolutions, the League of Provinces of the Philippines (LPP), which groups together the country’s 81 provincial governors, and the 16,500-strong Philippine Councilor...Read more
DepEd pushes for signing of Safe Schools Declaration
  • August 16, 2017
PASIG CITY, Aug. 16 – Cognizant of the State’s responsibility to maintain the neutrality of schools as zones of peace, and to protect learners, teachers, personnel, and community members from attack by state and non-state armed groups, the Department of Education (DepEd) fully accepts and strongly endorses the Safe Schools Declaration.   Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones has expressed, on several occasions, her commitment to make the Philippines a signatory of the inter-government commitment as soon as possible. The urgency of this endeavor is further highlighted by the...Read more