Occupational Safety and Health Practices in Establishments: CY 2015

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Friday, June 29, 2018
The 2015/2016 Integrated Survey on Labor and Employment (ISLE) is one of the regular establishment-based surveys of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) which is conducted every two (2) years. The survey has a total of 12,926 agricultural and non-agricultural sampled establishments employing 20 or more workers nationwide. 
The main objective of the 2015/2016 ISLE is to generate integrated data sets on employment of specific groups of workers; occupational shortages and surpluses; training of workers; productivity-based incentive schemes; occupational safety and health practices; and occupational injuries and diseases. These data are valuable inputs to studies on industry trends and practices and serve as bases for the formulation of policies on employment, conditions of work and industrial relations. To some extent, the survey results will also be used to assess the progress of decent work in the country. 
This LABSTAT Updates highlights the results of the module on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Practicesfrom the 2015/2016ISLE. This issue specifically presents the various preventive and control measures/activities implemented in establishments; types of safety and health policies and programs adopted; OSH-related trainings/seminars availed by employees; and designated health and safety personnel in establishments.   
This particular module on OSH Practices is a rider questionnaire from the Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC) of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).
The metadata and statistical tables on the survey results of the 2015/2016 ISLE are posted at the PSA website at www.psa.gov.ph.
99% of establishments implements prevention and control measures against work safety and health hazards 
  • Of the total 30,682 establishments employing 20 or more workers in 2015, almost all (98.7%) carried out various preventive and control measures during the year (Table 1). Establishments implemented these to promote and ensure health and safety environment for its employees.
  • The top 5 preventive and control  measures adopted by establishments include  the  following: appointment of safety/health officers and/or first-aiders (87.2%); posting of safety signagesor warnings (84.2%); imposed a smoke-free workplace (83.2%); provided emergency response preparedness activities for earthquake, fire,   etc.   (79.8%);   and   conducted regular  inspection and maintenance of equipment (79.7%) in their establishments. (Figure 1)




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