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DOLE intensifies campaign on workplace safety and health with IT-BPO companies

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Region 6 conducted Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Orientation in one of the Information Technology-Business Process Outsourcing (IT-BPO) companies in Iloilo City as part of its proactive response to prevent fire accident similar to what happened in one of the malls in Davao City last year which claimed the lives of 37 mall employees.


The orientation was attended by company nurses, administrative staff, and Safety Committee members.


This initiative is in response to DOLE 6 Regional Director Johnson G. Cañete’s directive to step up campaign on workplace safety and health, and the monitoring of companies’ compliance on OSH as well as the emergency preparedness of the Ilonggo workforce in the Region.


Simultaneous with this activity was a meeting of DOLE 6 officials with members of the Iloilo Federation of Information and Technology (IFIT), an organization of the different IT-BPO companies, about the plan to hold OSH Orientation at the plant-level to be conducted by the DOLE Labor Laws Compliance Officers and the Regional Coordinator of the Occupational Safety and Health Center in Western Visayas. Fourteen IT-BPO company-representatives from Iloilo City attended the said meeting.


Topics to be discussed during the proposed plant-level orientation will focus on the importance of OSH in IT-BPO companies particularly the importance of creating a Safety Committee in the workplace.


After the meeting, participating companies were requested to submit their respective Safety and Health Action Plans as basis for the subsequent action of this Regional Office.

Dir. Cyril L. Ticao
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