Workplace Safety

2 dead, 2 hurt in construction mishap

Published by rudy Date posted on December 17, 2020

by Cet Dematera (The Philippine Star), 17 Dec 2020 LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines — Two workers were buried alive and two others were injured in an accident at a construction site in this city on Tuesday.

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More coal plants seen to add to hundreds killed yearly by their pollution

Published by rudy Date posted on December 14, 2020

by Gaea Katreena Cabico (Philstar.com), 14 Dec 2020 MANILA, Philippines — Adverse health impacts linked to air pollution could more than double in Metro Manila and four other provinces in Luzon should proposed coal-fired power plants be switched on, a study of an independent research group projected.

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18 hospital workers catch COVID-19

Published by rudy Date posted on December 12, 2020

by Raymund Catindig (The Philippine Star), 12 Dec 2020 TUGUEGARAO, Philippines — Eighteen health workers of the Cagayan Valley Medical Center (CVMC) and six linemen of the Cagayan Electric Cooperative were among the latest confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 recorded in this town yesterday.

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DOLE orders Skyway Extension contractors to pay fine over fatal mishap

Published by rudy Date posted on December 2, 2020

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Skyway Extension project owner, contractors liable for girder collapse: DOLE

Published by rudy Date posted on November 23, 2020

by ABS-CBN News, 23 Nov 2020 MANILA – The owner and contractors of the construction project at the Skyway Extension site in Muntinlupa are liable for the collapse of a steel girder last Saturday, an official of the labor department said Monday.

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Kabankalan City Hall in Negros Occidental shut after 18 employees test positive for COVID-19

Published by rudy Date posted on November 23, 2020

by Carla Gomez, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 23 Nov 2020 BACOLOD CITY —- The Kabankalan City Hall in Negros Occidental was closed to people since Friday, Nov. 20, after at least 18 employees tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

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Villanueva calls on DOLE to send labor inspectors to Skyway accident site

Published by rudy Date posted on November 21, 2020

by Vanne Elaine Terrazola, Manila Bulletin, 21 Nov 2020 Senator Joel Villanueva has called on the Department of Labor and Employment to immediately deploy labor inspectors at the ongoing Skyway Extension project in Muntinlupa City to determine if there were lapses in the safety protocols at the construction site.

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Cagayan still flooded; typhoon deaths now 69

Published by rudy Date posted on November 15, 2020

By the Inquirer Staff, 16 Nov 2020 The death toll from the deadliest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year has risen to 69, with 12 people still missing, while many areas remain submerged in Cagayan province, in the northern region worst hit by flooding in 45 years, officials said on Sunday.

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Nurse patay nang maaksidente sa ambulansyang sinasakyan sa Cagayan

Published by rudy Date posted on November 12, 2020

by Harris Julio, ABS-CBN News, 12 Nov 2020 Patay ang isang nurse nang maaksidente ang sinasakyang ambulansiya sa national highway sa bayan ng Penablanca, Cagayan nitong Huwebes ng umaga.

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Bukidnon mall closed after 19 employees get virus

Published by rudy Date posted on November 11, 2020

by Jigger J. Jerusalem, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 11 Nov 2020 CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Misamis Oriental, Philippines — The local government of Valencia City in Bukidnon province ordered the temporary closure of a mall after one of its workers tested positive for the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and infected 18 others.

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DOLE monitoring establishments online

Published by rudy Date posted on November 6, 2020

by Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star), 6 Nov 2020 MANILA, Philippines — To ensure compliance with health protocols and labor laws, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) continues to monitor online the various private establishments nationwide.

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Philex, Apex suspend mining operations

Published by rudy Date posted on October 28, 2020

by Louise Maureen Simeon (The Philippine Star), 28 Oct 2020 Workers test positive for COVID-19 MANILA, Philippines — Philex Mining Corp. and Apex Mining Co. Inc. have suspended operations in their mine sites after some employees tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

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PHILEX MINING CORP $PX – 2-day suspension of ops

Published by rudy Date posted on October 26, 2020

PHILEX MINING CORP$PX – 2-day suspension of ops – COVID outbreak at Pascale site– PX will close for at least two days to implement “measures to minimize risk of transmission”– 1,000 emps and family exposed– Early testing @ 9.5% positive rate — Merkado Barkada (@MerkadoBarkada) October 26, 2020

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5 buried alive in Surigao del Sur

Published by rudy Date posted on October 14, 2020

by Ben Serrano (The Philippine Star), 14 Oct 2020 BUTUAN CITY, Philippines — Five treasure hunters were reportedly buried alive when the tunnel they were digging in Purok Casting, Barangay Bayan, Marihatag, Surigao del Sur collapsed on Monday.

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2 workers killed after steel frame collapses in Subic Freeport Expressway

Published by rudy Date posted on October 13, 2020

by ABS-CBN News, 13 Oct 2020 MANILA (UPDATED) – Two workers died after a steel framework fell off a column at a bridge construction site along the Subic Freeport Expressway (SFEX) Tuesday.

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Number of infected healthcare workers hits 10,000

Published by rudy Date posted on October 11, 2020

by Sheila Crisostomo (The Philippine Star), 11 Oct 2020 MANILA, Philippines — The number of healthcare workers infected with COVID-19 has hit 10,000, but a majority of them have recovered, the Department of Health (DOH) said yesterday.

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Health and safety at work is a fundamental right

Published by rudy Date posted on October 7, 2020

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Kentex GM, BFP officials acquitted

Published by rudy Date posted on October 3, 2020

by Elizabeth Marcelo (The Philippine Star), 3 Oct 2020 MANILA, Philippines — An executive of a Valenzuela footwear factory where 74 people – mostly workers – were trapped and killed in a fire in May 2015 has been acquitted of criminal charges, along with three officials of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP).

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Business groups to IATF: Exempt workers from wearing face shields

Published by rudy Date posted on September 26, 2020

by Katrina Hallare, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 26 Sep 2020 MANILA, Philippines — Business groups are asking the government’s task force against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to exempt workers from the wearing of face shields in their workplaces, arguing that the protective gear affects productivity.

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Published by rudy Date posted on September 26, 2020

Fifty-five workers were killed, four injured or ill, in nine* serious work incidents in the Philippines in January-August 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 June quarantine…

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DOLE deploys 5K inspectors to ensure workers’ safety

Published by rudy Date posted on September 18, 2020

by: Northbound Philippines News Online, 18 Sep 2020 MANILA – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has deployed around 5,000 inspectors to ensure workplaces’ compliance with occupational health and safety standards for Filipino workers.

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Migraines can cost businesses millions of dollars — study

Published by rudy Date posted on September 14, 2020

By Patricia B. Mirasol, BusinessWorld, 14 Sep 2020 Migraines cost businesses millions of dollars. In Singapore, a study showed that migraines, a neurological condition that can cause debilitating head pain, cost the Singaprean economy SGD1 billion per year. In Malaysia, the productivity loss at work due to migraines was nearly 20-fold higher for presenteeism (showing…

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Published by rudy Date posted on September 2, 2020

Fifty-one workers were killed, four injured or ill, in seven* serious work incidents in the Philippines in January-July 2020, an NTUC Philippines compilation of media reports show. One incident in agriculture, another in a mill warehouse, one in a construction area, one construction worker on the way to work,  one March medevac airplane incident, one…

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3 die of electrocution

Published by rudy Date posted on August 24, 2020

by Cesar Ramirez, Raymund Catindig (The Philippine Star), 4 Aug 2020 MANILA, Philippines — Three men were electrocuted in separate incidents in Pangasinan and Cagayan over the weekend.

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Published by rudy Date posted on August 23, 2020

Forty-five workers were killed, four injured or ill, in six* serious work incidents in the Philippines in January-June 2020, an NTUC Philippines compilation of media reports show. One incident in agriculture, another in a mill warehouse, one in a construction area, one construction worker on the way to work, one quarantine incident, one medevac airplane…

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House suspends sessions as COVID-positive employees increase

Published by rudy Date posted on August 18, 2020

by Delon Porcalla (The Philippine Star ), 18 Aug 2020 MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives under the leadership of Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano has decided to suspend the chamber’s sessions temporarily as cases of employees being infected by the coronavirus disease 2019 have reached 44 since mid-March.

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Hazard pay for contracted janitors, guards, maintenance men in public hospitals pushed

Published by rudy Date posted on August 17, 2020

By: Christia Marie Ramos, INQINQUIRER.net, 17 Aug 2020 MANILA, Philippines — Janitors, security guards and maintenance men working in public hospitals should also receive hazard pay from the government as they face similar health risks as medical frontliners amid the pandemic, Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto said Monday.

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Medium, large firms required to provide isolation facilities

Published by rudy Date posted on August 17, 2020

by Bernie Cahiles-Magkilat, Manila Bulletin, 17 Aug 2020 Large and medium-sized private companies are required to designate a temporary isolation facility for employees needing further assessment for probable COVID infection, according to the latest Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) by the Department of Labor and Employment and the Department of Trade and Industry.

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Mass testing underway in Subic Bay Freeport after 14 port workers test positive for COVID-19

Published by rudy Date posted on August 17, 2020

by Joanna Rose Aglibot, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 17 Aug 2020 SUBIC, ZAMBALES —- The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) on Monday began the mass testing for over 200 port workers following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a port area inside the Subic Bay Freeport.

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5 power plant workers among new COVID-19 cases in Zambales

Published by rudy Date posted on August 17, 2020

by Joanna Rose Aglibot, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 17 Aug 2020 SUBIC, ZAMBALES —- Five power plant workers in Masinloc, Zambales have tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and could have been exposed to a co-worker who also contracted the virus, authorities said.

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