Workplace Safety

Experts can’t agree on aerial-spray ills

Published by rudy Date posted on August 24, 2009

Fruit growers in Mindanao are going bananas. They need to repel the spread of unseen but disastrous fungi if they are to go on exporting banana by the billions of tons. But a drive to ban aerial spraying of pesticides is hemming them in from the other side. The Philippine Banana Growers and Exporters Association…

Read more

Labella wants profiles of call center agents

Published by rudy Date posted on August 16, 2009

CEBU, Philippines – Concerned over the health safety of the thousands of call center workers in the city, Councilor Edgardo Labella has asked both the government and non-government research organizations, including the schools, to come up with a statistics of profiles of such employees who allegedly suffered adverse health conditions because of their jobs.

Read more

Miner gets hit by falling coal, dies

Published by rudy Date posted on August 14, 2009

CEBU, Philippines – A 20-year-old miner died after he was hit by falling coal inside a tunnel at the Ibalong Mining Company in barangay Dumalan, Dalaguete the other day.

Read more

Court employees air complaint on unhealthy work environment

Published by rudy Date posted on August 12, 2009

CEBU, Philippines – The absence of air-conditioning units and proper ventilation have affected the working condition of employees of the Office of the Clerk of Court of the Regional Trial Court at the Marcelo Fernan Memorial Hall of Justice.

Read more

12 Baguio small-scale miners confirmed dead; two still missing

Published by rudy Date posted on August 11, 2009

BAGUIO CITY: The number of small-scale miners who died due to mountain slides in Barangay Kias at the height of Typhoon Kiko rose to 12 while two more private miners remain to be the subject of search and retrieval operations.

Read more

1 dead, 2 injured in Petron Bataan Refinery accident

Published by rudy Date posted on August 6, 2009

LIMAY, Bataan: A chief mate died while two seamen were injured when the pressurized liquid hose they were handling preparatory to loading Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) from the Petron Bataan Refinery pier to their cargo carrier tanker snapped, swung and hit them, police reported Monday.

Read more

Carpal tunnel syndrome: There’s light at the end of the tunnel

Published by rudy Date posted on August 4, 2009

When nerves travel from the spinal cord to the limbs, they are housed within passageways or tunnels, which may become narrowed for a variety of reasons. When that happens, it puts pressure on the nerve passing through, causing symptoms such as weakness, tingling, or numbness. The best known and most common of these trapped or…

Read more

Seats for sales ladies eyed

Published by rudy Date posted on August 2, 2009

CEBU, Philippines – Councilor Edgardo Labella wants sales ladies in commercial establishments in the city to be provided with seats where they could rest when not attending to customers.

Read more

Bodies of missing Isabela miners found

Published by rudy Date posted on August 1, 2009

Police in Cordon town, Isabela province have found the bodies of two small-scale miners who have gone missing inside a mine in the said town since Tuesday.

Read more

2 miners dug out from Tuba landslide

Published by rudy Date posted on July 22, 2009

Tuba, Benguet , Philippines   – Two pocket miners were dug out dead from a huge landslide that buried their temporary shelter while pocket mining along Barangay Padcal here.

Read more

Construction worker dies of electrocution

Published by rudy Date posted on July 20, 2009

CEBU, Philippines – A 21-year-old construction worker died of electrocution after he accidentally stepped on a live wire while at work past 10 am yesterday.

Read more

Two Hanjin workers die, 19 others injured in vehicular accident

Published by rudy Date posted on July 1, 2009

Two workers of the Korean shipbuilding giant firm Hanjin Heavy Industries Co., based in the freeport town of Subic in Zambales province, were killed while 19 others were seriously injured when their service vehicle lost its brakes while traversing along Cabangaan Road, Barangay Cawag, Monday morning.

Read more

Another worker dies at Hanjin shipyard

Published by rudy Date posted on June 8, 2009

SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Philippines – Another worker died at the Hanjin shipyard at the Subic Bay Freeport, reportedly the 27th fatality in the shipbuilding facility.

Read more

ILO welcomes new regulations on ship breaking as crisis boosts the industry

Published by rudy Date posted on May 29, 2009

After more than five years of negotiation, delegates from 59 countries to an International Maritime Organization (IMO) conference signed the Hong Kong Agreement regulating the recycling of ships on 15 May 2009. For the ILO, the agreement is an important step to make ship breaking decent work. ILO Online spoke with manufacturing specialist David Seligson…

Read more

Labor department issues guidelines versus virus

Published by rudy Date posted on May 26, 2009

After two confirmed cases of the Influenza A(H1N1) virus in the Philippines, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) issued guidelines to help prevent the disease from spreading in the workplace.

Read more

Joint DTI-DENR-DA-DOF-DOH-DILG-DOLE-DOTC Administrative Order No. 01 Series of 2009

Published by rudy Date posted on May 25, 2009

Joint Administrative Order on GHS

Read more

1 dead, 3 hurt as wall collapses in Pasay

Published by rudy Date posted on May 24, 2009

MANILA, Philippines – One worker died and three others were injured when a concrete wall collapsed on them as they were working at a construction site in Pasay City.

Read more

Swine Flu: Urgent action needed to reduce workplace transmission risks

Published by rudy Date posted on May 22, 2009

Brussels, (ITUC OnLine): As the H1N1 “swine flu” virus continues to spread around the world, the International Trade Union Confederation is calling for government action on a series of key workplace issues that are essential for reducing the risk of a severe pandemic and for preparing in case a severe pandemic does occur. 

Read more

Worker falls to his death as scaffold breaks

Published by rudy Date posted on May 17, 2009

MANILA, Philippines—A construction worker died when he fell from a 25-foot-high scaffold, part of which collapsed while he and another worker were painting a covered court at a private school in Quezon City on Friday afternoon.

Read more

Banana growers, exporters back more research on impact of aerial spraying

Published by rudy Date posted on May 14, 2009

MANILA, Philippines – Technical experts from the Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association (PBGEA) are backing further and more comprehensive scientific research on the impact of aerial spraying on humans, given that a government-commissioned study has failed to establish conclusive evidence proving that this efficient mode of dispersing fungicide was directly responsible for certain discomforts…

Read more

Health agency goes bananas

Published by rudy Date posted on May 14, 2009

The Health Department has apparently moved on after being ignored by Manny Pacquiao, who went home from his last fight despite a warning not to because of the swine flu scare. Now the department wants to ban the aerial spraying of banana plantations in Davao based on a three-year-old study of a small village that…

Read more

Construction helper gets zapped, sustains third degree burns

Published by rudy Date posted on May 13, 2009

CEBU, Philippines – A construction helper suffered from third degree burns after he got electrocuted while working at a building in Banawa, barangay Guadalupe, this city past 10 a.m. yesterday.

Read more

5 Bulacan miners die of suffocation in tunnel

Published by rudy Date posted on May 10, 2009

MALOLOS CITY, Philippines – They went down a tunnel looking for gold hoping for a better life, but it ended their lives.

Read more

Worker survives electrocution, 3-story fall

Published by rudy Date posted on May 6, 2009

MANILA, Philippines – A 19-year-old construction worker survived electrocution and a plunge from the third floor of a building under construction in Sampaloc, Manila yesterday morning.

Read more

Customs scanners seek higher hazard pay

Published by rudy Date posted on May 2, 2009

The Customs bureau has asked the Department of Finance for a higher hazard pay and medical benefits for X-ray scanning staff exposed to radiation at the worksite.

Read more

World’s Trade Unions demand action to end workplace carnage

Published by rudy Date posted on April 28, 2009

Brussels, (ITUC OnLine): More than 14 million people are expected to take part in some 10,000 activities across the world today, the International Commemoration Day for Dead and Injured Workers.  Over 2.2 million workers die each year from work accidents and disease, and some 160 million more are injured or become ill.

Read more

OSH in times of economic crisis: the need to resist temptation

Published by rudy Date posted on April 27, 2009

How is the financial and economic crisis affecting occupational health and safety standards? First of all, let’s remember that even before the current crisis, globalization had already brought about major changes to workplaces worldwide. Privatization, industrial restructuring, new forms of work organization, the break-up of larger state enterprises and the proliferation of small enterprises –…

Read more

Office injury

Published by rudy Date posted on April 27, 2009

The lowdown on carpal tunnel syndrome   Joy, 35, was baffled that she kept on dropping things accidentally the past few days. She also felt pain and tingling sensations on the fingers of her right hand particularly at night. An accountant used to working till the small hours of the evening, the numbness and the…

Read more

IPod Addicts Lose Hearing, annoy the rest of Us

Published by rudy Date posted on April 16, 2009

April 15 (Bloomberg) — I have nothing against music. As long as it’s played in the privacy of a home, car or concert hall, or at low decibel levels in public places, music is food for the soul.

Read more

Death toll in Bulacan factory blast reaches 13

Published by rudy Date posted on April 9, 2009

MANILA, Philippines – Thirteen people were killed and 12 others were injured when a boiler overheated and exploded in a styrofoam packaging factory in Sta. Maria, Bulacan, police said yesterday.

Read more

April – Month of Planet Earth

“Full speed to renewables!”


Solidarity with CTU Myanmar,
trade unions around the world,
for democracy in Myanmar,
with the daily protests of
people in Myanmar against
the military coup and
continuing oppression.


Accept National Unity Government
(NUG) of Myanmar.
Reject Military!

#WearMask #WashHands

Time to support & empower survivors.
Time to spark a global conversation.
Time for #GenerationEquality to #orangetheworld!
Trade Union Solidarity Campaigns
Get Email from NTUC
Article Categories