What does the DOLE D.O. 198 Series of 2018 Declaration of Policy State?

DOLE D.O. 198 Declaration of Policy

The State affirms labor as a primary social and economic force, and that a safe and healthy workforce is an integral aspect of nation building.

 

The State shall ensure a safe and healthful workplace for all working people by affording them full protection against all hazards in their work environment.

 

It shall ensure that the provisions of the Labor Code of the Philippines, all domestic laws, and internationally-recognized standards on OSH are being fully enforced and complied with by the employers, and it shall provide penalties for any violations thereof.

 

It shall promote strict but dynamic, inclusive, and gender-sensitive measures in the formulation and implementation of policies and programs related to Occupational Safety and Health.

 

It shall apply to all establishments, projects and sites and all other places where work is being undertaken in all branches of economic activity, including:

  • Establishments located inside special economic zones and other investment promotion agencies (e.g., Philippine Economic Zone Authority [PEZA], Clark Development Corporation [CDC]);
  • Utilities engaged in air, sea, and land transportation;
  • Industries such as mining, fishing, construction, agriculture, and maritime
  • Contractors and subcontractors including those engaged in the projects of the public sector.

Coverage

It shall apply to all establishments, projects and sites and all other places where work is being undertaken in all branches of economic activity, including: 


  • Establishments located inside special economic zones and other investment promotion agencies (e.g., Philippine Economic Zone Authoritiy [PEZA], Clark Development Corporation [CDC]);
  • Utilities engaged in air, sea, and land transportation;
  • Industries such as mining, fishing, construction, agriculture, and maritime
  • Contractors and subcontractors including those engaged in the projects of the public sector.
Note: The Rules does not apply to the public sector such as national government agencies, government-owned and controlled corporations with original charters, government financial institutions, state universities and colleges and local government units.

Table of Contents

Source: 

Department of Labor and Employment – Bureau of Working Conditions

Department Order No. 198 Series of 2018

“Implementing Rules and Regulations Of Republic Act No. 11058 Entitled “An Act Strengthening Compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Standards and Providing Penalties for Violations Thereof”

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