Workplace Safety

DTI, DOLE issue new workplace guidelines

Published by rudy Date posted on August 16, 2020

by Louella Desiderio (The Philippine Star), 16 Aug 2020 MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) yesterday issued guidelines for additional protocols in the workplace, which include designating an occupational safety and health (OSH) committee and officer and providing temporary isolation facilities for symptomatic employees.

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TEXT: Face shield + mask, no mass gatherings, mental health support and other guidelines for private employers, workers

Published by rudy Date posted on August 14, 2020

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DOLE orders all workers to wear face shields

Published by rudy Date posted on August 13, 2020

by Neil Jayson Servallos (The Philippine Star), 13 Aug 2020 MANILA, Philippines — Wearing of face shields on top of face masks will be mandatory in workplaces starting on Saturday to pre- vent the spread of COVID-19, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said yesterday.

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3 oil tanker crew die of suffocation

Published by rudy Date posted on August 12, 2020

by Emmanuel Tupas (The Philippine Star), 12 Aug 2020 BATNAGAS, Philippines — Three crewmembers of an oil tanker reportedly died of suffocation following a gas leak in Calaca, Batangas on Monday.

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Bello: Starting Aug 15, workers must wear face shields and face masks

Published by rudy Date posted on August 12, 2020

by Katrina Hallare, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 12 Aug 2020 MANILA, Philippines — Beginning Saturday, August 15, employees are required to wear face shields aside from face masks as the government raises health protocols to battle the further spread of COVID-19 in the country.

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Canteens, smoking areas pose highest risk for workplace infection

Published by rudy Date posted on August 11, 2020

by Jose Rodel Clapano (The Philippine Star), 7 Aug 2020 MANILA, Philippines — Canteens and smoking areas in workplaces were found to be the hot spots for coronavirus infection, according to National Task Force against COVID-19 response chief implementer Carlito Galvez Jr. He made the statement yesterday as the National Task Force (NTF) and local…

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Controversy over 2 sets of health and safety protocols for film, TV and AV productions heats up

Published by rudy Date posted on August 4, 2020

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‘I think I will commit suicide’: Cargo ship workers have been trapped at sea for months because of COVID-19, banned from ports, and predict ‘anarchy’ if things don’t change

Published by rudy Date posted on August 3, 2020

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Hazard pay for all frontliners in private, gov’t pushed

Published by rudy Date posted on August 3, 2020

by Julie M. Aurelio, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 3 Aug 2020 MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Joel Villanueva is pushing for hazard pay for all essential personnel from the public and private sector due to the risks they face.

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Another cop dies of Covid-19

Published by rudy Date posted on August 1, 2020

By Christopher Lloyd Caliwan, PNA, 1 Aug 2020 MANILA – Another police officer succumbed to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), bringing the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) death toll from the disease to 11.

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Pateros health officer dies of COVID-19

Published by rudy Date posted on July 28, 2020

by Ghio Ong, Ralph Edwin Villanueva (The Philippine Star), 28 Jul 2020 MANILA, Philippines — The chief of the Pateros health department succumbed to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) yesterday.

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HR says talent is crucial for performance—and the pandemic proves it

Published by rudy Date posted on July 27, 2020

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Employers complain about gov’t order mandating rapid testing every 2 weeks for employees

Published by rudy Date posted on July 23, 2020

by Bilyonaryo, 23 Jul 2020 Business owners, particularly small-scale businesses, can not afford to provide rapid testing for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) among their employees every two weeks amid the challenging business environment due to the pandemic.

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Man, boy killed in Danao City cave-in

Published by rudy Date posted on July 19, 2020

by Calvin Cordova, Manila Bulletin, 19 Jul 2020 CEBU CITY—A 22-year-old man and a 13-year-old boy were killed after a hole that they digging caved in on them in Barangay Guinocot, Danao City, northern Cebu.

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Virus outbreak in Taguig site should be a ‘wake-up call’ for DOLE — Villanueva

Published by rudy Date posted on July 13, 2020

WHERE 300 CONSTRUCTION WORKERS TESTED POSITIVE By: Christia Marie Ramos, INQINQUIRER.net, 13 Jul 2020 MANILA, Philippines — Senator Joel Villanueva on Monday called on the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to conduct an inspection at a construction site in Taguig City, where over 300 workers reportedly tested positive for the new coronavirus.

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Coronavirus infections among health workers in PH continue to decline — DOH

Published by rudy Date posted on July 9, 2020

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DOH, FDCP, DOLE issue guidelines for film and audiovisual work

Published by rudy Date posted on June 16, 2020

by Manila Standard Showbiz, 16 Jun 2020 The Department of Health (DOH), the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) have joined forces to release guidelines for the resumption of production work and activities in the film and audiovisual industry amid the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis.

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Health workers with COVID-19 now at 2,808; one new death recorded

Published by rudy Date posted on June 11, 2020

By JULIA MARI ORNEDO, GMA News, 11 Jun 2020 The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday reported that the number of healthcare workers who have contracted the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) climbed to 2,808 as of June 10.

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8 Jun 2020 – Chemicals that killed cop doctor donated to PNP

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on June 11, 2020

Posted by: Tempo Desk The chemicals that were used to prepare the decontamination solution at the COVID-19 quarantine facility in Pasig City were reportedly a direct donation to the Philippine National Police. The alleged improper preparation of the decontamination solution used at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig was believed to be the reason why Police…

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Stranded worker dies while waiting for bus ride home to Bicol

Published by rudy Date posted on June 10, 2020

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‘Generic’ work guidelines seen risky for employees

Published by rudy Date posted on June 9, 2020

By Jenina P. Ibañez, Business World, 9 Jun 2020 EMPLOYEES’ return to work can prove risky if workplace safety guidelines drafted to protect them from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are not refined for specific industries, a health care professional said.

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FREAK ACCIDENT | Police doctor dies after inhaling disinfectant at quarantine facility

Published by rudy Date posted on June 7, 2020

by (Reports from Pat Mangune | Katrina Elaine Alba/MM) June 07, 2020 – The medical doctor inspecting a quarantine facility died after inhaling a disinfectant solution, prompting the national police to review its safety protocols, a national police chief said on Sunday.

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Employees injured while working from home are eligible for compensation: Zaqy Mohamad

Published by rudy Date posted on June 4, 2020

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DOLE: We have received very few complaints on health protocol compliance from companies

Published by rudy Date posted on June 2, 2020

By Leslie Ann Aquino, Manila Bulletin, 2 Jun 2020 Only very few complaints have been received by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) regarding how companies comply with health protocols.

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8 Questions employers should ask about reopening

Published by rudy Date posted on May 28, 2020

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ILO issues guidance for safe, healthy, return to work during COVID-19

Published by rudy Date posted on May 22, 2020

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Construction worker patay sa gitna ng pagbibisikleta papuntang trabaho

Published by rudy Date posted on May 22, 2020

by Doris Bigornia, ABS-CBN News, 22 May 2020 MAYNILA — Patay ang isang construction worker matapos umanong mag-collapse at mabagok habang nagbibisikleta papunta sa trabaho nitong Biyernes ng umaga.

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Why it’s important for workers to see COVID-19 declared an occupational disease

Published by rudy Date posted on May 21, 2020

by Kristine Sabillo, ABS-CBN News, 21 May 2020 MANILA — A workers’ rights group said the government should declare COVID-19 an occupational disease to allow employees to be compensated if they are infected at the workplace.

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Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on May 14, 2020

Forty-three workers were killed, two workers were injured, in five* serious work incidents in the Philippines in January-May 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 medevac airplane incident. Twenty-six doctors,…

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Protected: Study reveals poor protection for health workers amid fight vs. COVID-19

Published by rudy Date posted on May 14, 2020

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