This Standards shall apply to all places of employment except otherwise provided in this Standard. TABLE OF CONTENTS RULE GENERAL PROVISION. – 1st meeting/gathering of DOLE-BWC Accredited Safety Training & Testing A set of mandatory OSH standards which codifies all safety orders being. (1) Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) standards (DOLE) and tasked by the employer to implement an occupational safety and health.

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Philippines – 2013

At least the following number of supervisors or technical personnel shall take the required training and shall be appointed safety man, full time or part-time depending on the number of workers employed, and the type of workplace whether hazardous or non-hazardous under Rule of this Standards. The fines collected from OSH violators will be used by the government to provide incentives like training and orientation to qualified OSH-compliant employers and workers.

The definition of “Employer” includes any person acting directly or indirectly in the interest of an employer, in relation to an employee, and shall include government-owned or controlled corporations and institutions, as well as non-profit private institutions or organizations.

The OSH Committee shall be composed of a chairman, supervisors, workers representatives, safety man, and company physician and nurse if necessary. One 1 part-time safety man For every workers: In every place of employment, a health and safety committee shall be organized within sixty 60 days after this Standards takes effect and for new establishments within one 1 month from the date the business starts operating.

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standadds DOLE comes in for enforcement or the inspection of the workplace and updating the labor standards. Specific health surveillance is required when workers are exposed to substances such as natural fertilizer, lead, mercury, hydrogen sulfide, sulfur dioxide, nitro glycol and other similar substances.

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In every workplace having a total of over four hundred4 workers shall compose the Health and Safety Committee. One 1 part-time safety man Over to workers: Agriculture is not excluded from the scope of OSH legislation. The activities of a lessee regarding safety of mining installations, surface or underground, within the mining claim or lease, including mine safety, mineral conservation and problem of pollution in establishments or workplaces falling under “Mining Industry” as classified by the National Economic and Development Authority are not covered by these Standards.


When the total workforce size is of less than workers, the total number of worker representavies in the Health and Safety Committee shall be of 3 workers. On the other hand, DOLE Provincial Director Maritess Mercado said DOLE has been issuing work stoppage orders or the mandated halt of work of any unit, department or entire operation of an establishment when non-compliance with occupational safety and health standards poses imminent danger to the health and safety of the employees in the workplace.

Workers have the duty to “work in accordance with accepted safety practices and standards established by the employer in compliance with the provisions of this Standards” and shall “report unsafe conditions and practices to the supervisor by making suggestions for correction or removal of accident hazards”.

If such controls fail to reduce sound within the sole levels, ear protective devices capable of bringing the sound level to permissible noise exposure shall be provided by the employer and used by the worker. Persons between 15 years to 18 years are required to work for only limited hours. Provisions requiring cleanliness and maintenance of surfaces, premises, installations and equipment are numerous. A real public servant to watch. Labor Assistant Secretary Benjo M.

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Where the workers are not organized, they shall be selected by a simple majority of votes of the workers. The principal duties of the employer are to establish and adopt in writing administrative policies on safety in conformity with the provisions of this Standards outlining therein his responsibility and authority delegated Labels shall contain, among others the trade name which may be used in addition to the chemical name of the substance.

Dockwork Safety and Health Standards.

Book IV, S 6. Employers shall at his own expense furnish his workers with protective equipment for the eyes, face, hands and feet, protective shields and barriers whenever necessary by reason of the nature of hazards.

It shall standwrds on studies: Natural lighting A regular system of cleaning skylights and windows should be established to ensure that they are kept clean at all times. The principal duties of the Health and Safety Committee are: The Philippines did quite well in One standxrds full-time safety man. OSHC trains safety officers and safety practitioners, especially in industries dols hazardous in nature.


Rule is dedicated to machine guarding and is very detailed including requirements on provision and removal of guards, fillers, floor clearances, interlocks, wood guards, machine guard at point of operation, transmission machinery guarding, governors, collars and couplings, keys and set screws, tail rods, shafting, belt and pulley drive, conveyors, gears and sprockets, starting and stopping devices, etc.

In both cases the Committee shall reorganize every January of the following year.

News Center Government Careers. All employees shall be protected either by insulation of the equipment or by other suitable means against radiation and excessive temperature due to steam and hot water pipes or other heated machinery or equipment. Floor slabs or building footings shall be isolated from foundation base by at least 25 mm.

Any dangerous occurrence which may or may not cause serious bodily harm to workers employed or seriously damage the premises of employment shall be investigated and reported by the employer.

The employer “shall at his own expense furnish his workers with protective equipment for the eyes, face, hands and feet, protective shields and barriers whenever necessary by reason of the hazardous nature of the process or environment, chemical or radiological or other mechanical irritants or hazards capable of causing injury or impairment in the function of any part of the body through absorption, inhalation or physical contact”.

Establishments, which will fail to register with the DOLE, or provide job safety instruction or orientation to their employees prior to work will be fined P20, Every worker shall make proper use of all safeguards and safety devices furnished in accordance with the provisions of this Standards for his protection and that of others. This should stop,” said Villanueva, author of the measure and chairperson of the Senate Committee on Labor, Employment, and Human Resources Development.