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Lesser work-related injuries recorded due to OSH Law compliance

Philippine Information Agency
14 Nov 2019, 18:38 GMT+10

On-site inspection and monitoring of industries' compliance to labor laws. (OSHC 2 photo)

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Nov. 14 (PIA)- The Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC) revealed that the decrease of work-related injuries in the country is attributed to the compliance of industries to safety and health policies program of the government.

Executive Director Noel C. Binag, in his message during the Gawad Kaligtasan at Kagalingan (GKK) Awarding ceremonies, said the decrease is attributed to the technological advancement in the safety measures instituted in various industries where they integrate OSH culture in their work process.

The regular monitoring and inspections to include monitoring medical examinations of workers in the various industries, checking standard specifications of Personal Protective Equipment and other safety devices and monitoring industry's compliance to OSH Law were contributory to the significant decrease according to Binag.

The OSH Law which was signed last year according to Binag has changed the landscape of OSH and enforcement of labor laws in the country as it strengthens the rights of the workers and the foundation of safe and healthy workplaces in all industries.

"Our establishments and enterprises are moving forward towards being world class," he said adding that the country's winners under the GKK program have been recognized in the ASEAN OSHNET Awards and the ASEAN Red Ribbon for Outstanding Workplace Award.

For the OSHC in the region, the series of trainings on Basic Occupational Safety and Health (BOSH) has also contributed to the few if not zero-occurrence of work-related accidents. (MDCT/GVB/PIA 2-Cagayan)

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