Workplace Safety

28 Apr 2021 – COVID-19 now listed among compensable work-related diseases — ECC

Published by rudy Date posted on April 28, 2021
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25 Kalinga health workers get COVID-19 after vaccination

Published by rudy Date posted on April 28, 2021

by Raymund Catindig (The Philippine Star), 28 Apr 2021 TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Philippines — Twenty-five employees of the Kalinga Provincial Hospital in Tabuk City, who had received the first dose of their COVID-19 vaccine, were found infected with the virus on Monday.

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2 more dead in Surigao Norte sea mishap

Published by rudy Date posted on April 25, 2021

by Robertzon Ramirez (The Philippine Star), 25 Apr 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The bodies of two more crewmembers of the cargo ship LCT Cebu Great Ocean that ran aground off the coast of Malimono, Surigao del Norte, have been recovered.

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4 dead, 7 survive after vessel runs aground in Surigao del Norte

Published by rudy Date posted on April 21, 2021

By CNN Philippines Staff, 21 Apr 2021 Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 21) — Four crew members were found dead after their boat ran aground in the waters off Surigao del Norte, Philippine Coast Guard spokesperson Armand Balilo said on Tuesday.

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Seven crew rescued, four dead in Philippine ship grounding

Published by rudy Date posted on April 21, 2021

by Agence France-Presse, 21 Apr 2021 Seven members of a crew forced to abandon their cargo ship after it ran aground during a typhoon in the Philippines have been rescued and the bodies of four others found, authorities said Wednesday.

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COVID-19 now a compensable disease; infected workers may get 30K

Published by rudy Date posted on April 19, 2021

by Marje Pelayo, 19 Apr 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The Employees’ Compensation Commission (ECC) has approved COVID-19 to be on its list of occupational and work-related compensable diseases.

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Driver patay sa banggaan ng closed van, fuel truck sa Camarines Norte

Published by rudy Date posted on April 15, 2021

by ABS-CBN News, 15 Apr 2021 CAPALONGA, Camarines Norte—Patay ang isang 58-anyos driver nang sumalpok ang kaniyang minamanehong closed van sa isang fuel truck sa bayan ng Capalonga Martes ng umaga.

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Published by rudy Date posted on March 31, 2021

Ten workers died, 4 injured or ill, in seven* serious work incidents in the Philippines in January-March 2021, an NTUC Philippines compilation of media reports show.  The lockdowns, plant closures, suspension of operations contributed to the ‘low’ level of incidents and deaths. [Read more.]

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Close to 700 businesses found to have ‘deficiencies’ in observing protocols

Published by rudy Date posted on March 23, 2021

By: Cathrine Gonzales, INQINQUIRER.net, 23 Mar 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said Tuesday that it found 668 business establishments to have “deficiencies” in complying with health standards being imposed for workplaces to prevent the COVID-19 spread.

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BREAKING: The bodies of construction workers Richard Bugarin, Joseph Lacsa, and Jomar Torillos have been recovered from the collapsed structure of the old Philamlife building on the corner of UN Ave and Ma. Orosa St. in Manila. | Source: MDRRMC

Published by rudy Date posted on March 21, 2021

BREAKING: The bodies of construction workers Richard Bugarin, Joseph Lacsa, and Jomar Torillos have been recovered from the collapsed structure of the old Philamlife building on the corner of UN Ave and Ma. Orosa St. in Manila. | Source: MDRRMC pic.twitter.com/kCbvZ8kRrZ — Phil News Agency (@pnagovph) March 21, 2021

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3 demolition workers missing as Philam Life Bldg section collapses

Published by rudy Date posted on March 20, 2021

by DVM, GMA News, 20 Mar 2021 Three demolition workers were missing after a section of the Philam Life Building at the corner of UN Avenue and Maria Orosa Street in Manila collapsed Saturday night.

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DOLE issues guidelines on proper ventilation in workplaces

Published by rudy Date posted on March 8, 2021

by Marje Pelayo, UNTV, 8 Mar 2021 MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has issued new guidelines on the proper ventilation of workplaces and public transportation to prevent and control the spread of COVID-19.

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Study confirms that the union safety advantage is real

Published by rudy Date posted on March 3, 2021

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Second fatality in Navotas ammonia leak found

Published by rudy Date posted on February 8, 2021

by Marc Jayson Cayabyab (The Philippine Star), 5 Feb 2021 MANILA, Philippines — A second fatality was found yesterday near the blast site of an ammonia tank leak that hit a cold storage facility in Navotas.

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Ammonia leak: Navotas ice plant faces sanctions

Published by rudy Date posted on February 8, 2021

by Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star), 8 Feb 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment is eyeing to impose sanctions on a cold storage facility in Navotas partly owned by Mayor Toby Tiangco’s mother for failing to report the death of two employees due to ammonia leak last week, DOLE Secretary Silvestre…

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Mayor Tiangco apologizes to victims of Navotas ammonia leak; vows to hold ice plant owner accountable

Published by rudy Date posted on February 4, 2021

by Noreen Jazul, Manila Bulletin, 4 Feb 2021 Navotas Mayor Toby Tiangco has assured the public that the ice plant owned by his mother’s family will be held accountable for the ammonia gas leak incident which happened Wednesday.

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DOLE’s OSHC seeks declaration of Covid-19 as work-related illness

Published by rudy Date posted on February 3, 2021

By: Cathrine Gonzales, INQINQUIRER.net, 3 Feb 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC) of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is seeking the declaration of Covid-19 as a work-related illness.

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DOLE waives fee for mandatory occupational health and safety training

Published by rudy Date posted on February 1, 2021

by Marje Pelayo, 1 Feb 2021 MANILA, Philippines – Starting this year, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will be offering the mandatory occupational health and safety training in workplaces and enterprises for free

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DFA on lockdown, Locsin et al on quarantine as some officials test positive for Covid-19

Published by rudy Date posted on January 28, 2021

By Recto Mercene, Businessmirror, 28 Jan 2021 THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will temporarily close its main building on Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City, beginning Friday, January 29, until Tuesday, February 2, after the coronavirus was detected in the building and among its personnel.

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Davao Oriental provincial hospital under lockdown as 33 employees get COVID-19

Published by rudy Date posted on January 28, 2021

by Joahna Lei Casilao/LDF, GMA News, 28 Jan 2021 The Davao Oriental Provincial Medical Center was placed under lockdown for 10 to 14 days after 33 of its employees tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

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Shangri-La Boracay temporarily shut as some staff test positive for COVID-19

Published by rudy Date posted on January 24, 2021

by ABS-CBN News, 24 Jan 2021 MANILA – Shangri-La Boracay will be closed until Jan. 28 as a precaution after several of its employees tested positive for COVID-19, the operator of the hotel resort confirmed on Sunday.

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Covid-19 hits 3 Zambales solar farm personnel

Published by rudy Date posted on January 23, 2021

by Joana Rose Aglibot, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 23 Jan 2021 SAN ANTONIO, ZAMBALES – Three solar farm workers in Palauig, Zambales have tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), raising the total number of active cases (patients currently undergoing treatment) in the province to 49.

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Apex Mining continues Maco Mine operations at reduced capacity

Published by rudy Date posted on January 22, 2021

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DOLE assists small firms to increase compliance with safety, health norms

Published by rudy Date posted on January 18, 2021

by January 15, 2021, 2:37 PM by Leslie Ann Aquino, Manila Bulletin, 15 Jan 2021 Only 77 percent of the 72,000 establishments inspected last year were found compliant with occupational health and safety standards, the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) said Friday.

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DOLE: Workplaces compliant with COVID-19 safety protocols

Published by rudy Date posted on January 16, 2021

By CNN Philippines Staff, 16 Jan 2021 Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 16) – A big majority of workplaces inspected by the Labor department complied with COVID-19 safety guidelines, an official said.

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‘1 in 5 establishments not complying with health protocols’

Published by rudy Date posted on January 16, 2021

by Sheila Crisostomo (The Philippine Star), 16 Jan 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Almost a year after the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country, one in every five business establishments still does not comply with health and safety protocols in the workplace.

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Laborer dies of electrocution

Published by rudy Date posted on January 5, 2021

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III, Daily Star A laborer died when he was electrocuted in Brgy. 9, Bacolod City past 10 a.m. yesterday.

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18 personnel of Cebu City hospital test positive for COVID-19

Published by rudy Date posted on January 5, 2021

by Nestle Semilla, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 5 Jan 2020 CEBU CITY —- At least 18 personnel of a government hospital here tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), prompting the temporary closure of its Operating Room complex for decontamination.

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2 die after bus catches fire in QC

Published by rudy Date posted on January 3, 2021

by Minka Klaudia Tiangco, Manila Bulletin, 3 Jan 2020 Two people died while four others were injured after a bus plying Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City caught fire Sunday.

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Published by rudy Date posted on December 24, 2020

2020 Yearender Sixty workers were killed, six injured or ill, in twelve* serious work incidents in the Philippines in January-December 2020, an NTUC Philippines compilation of media reports show. One incident in agriculture, another in a mill warehouse, three in  construction, one construction worker on the way to work,  one March medevac airplane incident, one…

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