Drug-free workplace, mandatory policy

1. Preliminary DOLE Department Order No. 53, Series of 2003 (“DO-53”) provides for the Drug-Free Workplace Policies and Programs Guidelines for the Implementation of a Drug-Free Workplace Polices and Programs for the Private Sector (the “Guidelines”) 2. Coverage  [T]he… guidelines shall apply to all establishments in the private sector, including their contractors and concessionaires. (Section […]

Hepatitis B prevention and control, mandatory policy

1. Preliminary DOLE Department Advisory No. 05, Series of 2010 (“DO-05”) is entitled: Hepatitis B Workplace Policy and Program Guidelines for the Implementation of a Workplace Policy and Program on Hepatitis B (the “Guidelines”) Hepatitis B continues to be a major public health concern in the Philippines. Because it is transmitted through blood and body […]

HIV-AIDS prevention and control, mandatory policy

1. Preliminary DOLE Department Order No. 102, Series of 2010 provides for the Guidelines for the Implementation of HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control in the Workplace Program (the “Guidelines”) The guideline[s]… apply to all workplaces and establishments in the private sector. (Section I, DOLE Department Order No. 102, Series of 2010) 2. Formulation of […]

Tuberculosis prevention and control, mandatory policy

1. Preliminary DOLE Department Order No. 73, Series of 2005 provides for the Guidelines for The Implementation of Policy and Program On Tuberculosis (TB) Prevention And Control The Workplace (the, “Guidelines”) [The] guidelines… apply to all establishments, workplaces and worksites in the private sector. (Section A, DOLE D.O. 73, Series of 2005) 2. Formulation of […]

Primer: OSH Law (2018)

1. Summary ▪ Republic Act No. 11058, a.k.a. OSH Law, was passed in 2018. ▪ The OSH Law applies to all establishments, projects, and sites. 2. Concept Republic Act No. 11058, a.k.a. the “OSH Law”, shall apply to all establishments, projects, sites, including Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) establishments, and all other places where work […]

OSHS Compliance

What is Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHS) Compliance? Let’s discuss.

Employees Scared of Covid-19

The Omicron variant shot active cases to the moon with current numbers raising more than 50,000. Undertandably, many employees fear getting the virus, even those who are vaccinated. What happens now if this happens? Let’s discuss.

Mandatory Covid-19 vaccination for on-site employees

IATF issued a resolution requiring on-site employees to get Covid-19 vaccination. The mandate depends on whether employees are eligible or not for the vaccine. Employees may continue to refuse to get the vaccine subject to them getting and paying for their own RT-PCR tests and, if not available, antigen tests. 1. Employees on-site required to […]