Occupational safety and health standards

Visayas and Mindanao island-wide tripartite consultations and workshop on the proposed amendments of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Standards

With support from the SafeYouth@Work Project, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) convenes workers, employers and safety practitioners in a series of island-wide tripartite consultations in Visayas and Mindanao aimed at gathering stakeholder inputs to the proposed revisions to the Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHS).

The Philippine government led by the Department of Labor and Employment, with the support of the ILO SafeYouth@Work Project gathered workers, employers and safety practitioners in a dialogue and consultation workshop. Over a hundred workers and employers representatives as well as safety practitioners from Visayas and Mindanao will participate in the island-wide consultation on the proposed amendments of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Standards

The consultation will review existing OSH regulations, policies and programmes and compare them with relevant international rules, standards and good practices to identify policy gaps; to generate tripartite recommendations to revise the OSHS and related-OSH compliance programmes; and to secure tripartite support to the proposed revisions to the OSHS.

The OSHS, is the DOLE's tool for promoting and maintaining a safe and conducive working environment so that workers are protected from work-related hazards and risks. Considered a landmark in Philippine labour legislation, the OSHS was formulated in 1978 through a tripartite consultative process consistent with the DOLE's mandate to safeguard the workers' social and economic well-being as well as their physical health.

The ILO SafeYouth@Work Project, funded by the United States Department of Labor (USDOL), aims to improve the occupational safety and health conditions in the Philippines especially among young workers, and to promote a culture of prevention.