TOP FIVE PREVENTIVE & CONTROL MEASURES/ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY ESTABLISHMENTS
- Among the total 32,288 establishments employing 20 or more workers covered by the survey in 2017, 98.1 percent had conducted various preventive and control measures/activities to protect workers from unnecessary danger and harm in their workplaces.
- Posting of safety signages or warnings was the most common measure/activity practiced among all establishments at 86.4 percent.
- Other top measures/activities commonly conducted were: smoke-free workplace (85.4%); emergency preparedness and response activities for earthquake, fire, chemical spills, etc. (84.2%); appointed safety/health officers and/or first-aiders (81.3%); and regular inspection and maintenance of equipment (80.4%).
TOP 5 OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH (OSH) POLICIES/PROGRAMS IMPLEMENTED IN ESTABLISHMENTS
- To ensure occupational safety and good health conditions among the employees in establishments, 95.3 percent of the total establishments had implemented various OSH policies/programs in 2017.
- Fire prevention and control program was the topmost OSH policies and programs conducted in 82.6 percent of the total 32,288 establishments.
- Other top OSH policies/programs include drug-free workplace policy/program (77.0%); emergency response preparedness program (75.1%); accident prevention program (68.4%); and monitoring/surveillance of occupational and work-related injuries and illnesses (63.5%).
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH–RELATED TRAININGS/SEMINARS
- By conducting agency, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) conducted 45.1 percent of the recorded OSH-related trainings/seminars. (Figure 1)
- 39.2 percent OSH–related trainings/seminars were also conducted by the company itself; and by the Occupational Safety and Health Center/OSH Net with 24.5 percent.
- About two out of three establishments (69.1%) in 2017 had conducted various OSH-related trainings/seminars. Fire safety training was the most common among the trainings/seminars which accounted in 51.9 percent of the establishments. This was followed by 40-Hour Basic OSH Training and Emergency Preparedness with 41.9 percent and 32.3 percent of establishments, respectively.
ESTABLISHMENTS WITH DESIGNATED HEALTH AND SAFETY PERSONNEL
- Establishments have designated different health and safety officers in the implementation of their OSH preventive/control measures and OSH policies and programs. For all industries in 2017, 85.7 percent of the total establishments have a designated health and safety personnel.
- Across industries, wholesale and retail trade industry had the highest share of establishments with designated health and safety personnel in 2017 with 20.3 percent; followed by manufacturing at 16.1 percent and accommodation and food service activities at 11.4 percent.
- Trained first-aiders were the most designated health and safety personnel among establishments with 81.3 percent. This was followed by safety officers with 46.2 percent and occupational health nurses with 25.0 percent. (Figure 2)
CLAIRE DENNIS S. MAPA, Ph.D.
National Statistician and Civil Registrar General
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