International Workers’ Memorial Day 2022 Enough is enough: End the culture of neglect of workers’ safety and health! Recognize occupational safety and health as a fundamental right at work!

Occupational safety and health (OSH) has long been recognized as a basic human right. However, the implementation of multiple international OSH conventions and frameworks and the recognition of OSH as a key parameter for sustainable development have not translated into significant actions to protect workers across the globe. We are losing 7,500 lives daily from occupational diseases and injuries, all of which are preventable.

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Enough is enough! Criminalize violations of safety and health standards

July 10, 2022

Workplace safety NGO Institute for Occupational Health and Safety Development (IOHSAD) urged the government to immediately and decisively act on the alarming number of workplace accidents that has claimed workers’ lives. It also urged Congress to amend RA 11058 or the Occupational Safety and Health Law and include the criminalization of OSH standards violations. IOHSAD raised concerns […]

Workplace deaths rise: criminalize OSH standards violations now! 

July 19, 2022

Families of workplace accident victims, together with workplace safety group Institute for Occupational Health and Safety Development (IOHSAD), joined Gabriela Partylist today in filing House Bill 2126 that seeks to amend the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Law to include criminalization of OSH standards violations. IOHSAD said that imposing stiffer penalties and imprisonment on employers […]

Compressed work week: misguided policy for workers amidst fuel crisis

March 18, 2022

The Institute for Occupational Health and Safety Development or IOHSAD calls on the government to directly address the reasons for the continuous oil price hikes instead of pushing for the implementation of a compressed work week that can be detrimental to workers’ health and safety. This work scheme passes the burden of surviving this crisis […]

Scrap IATF Resolution 148-B! Panawagan ng mga Manggagawa: Bakuna, Trabaho, Ayuda at Serbisyo para sa Lahat!

November 19, 2021

The Institute for Occupational Health and Safety Development condemns the Inter-Agency Task Force Resolution 148-B [1] and demands for its revocation. Its provisions not only threaten jobs, but also make it almost impossible for people to carry out with their daily lives. Requiring mandatory vaccination without clear guidelines on determining adequacy of vaccine supply, on […]