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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!

May 2, 2022

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.

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 […]

Comprehensive Covid-19 response, not militarist lockdowns

August 1, 2021

Free, expansive, and timely testing. The government is far from reaching its testing capacity target of 100,000 tests per day with an average of 30,000-50,000 tests daily [1]. It even condones putting price caps on antigen tests and is unable to lessen the cost of RT-PCR tests in private laboratories [2-3]. With companies having different […]

Workers’ Covid-19 Vaccine Demands

July 2, 2021

WORKERS’ COVID-19 VACCINE DEMANDS Free vaccinations for all workers! According to the Department of Labor and Employment Labor Advisory No. 03 Series of 2021 o Guidelines on the Administration of Covid-19 Vaccines in the Workplace, “No cost of vaccination in the workplace shall be charged against or passed on, directly or indirectly, to the employees.” […]

Kwentong Covid/Kwentong Trabaho e-book

May 31, 2021

Mada-download dito ang ating e-book na Kwentong Covid/Kwentong Trabaho. Inedit ni Teo S. Marasigan, dinisenyo ni Dino Brucelas, at inilathala ng Institute for Occupational Health and Safety Development o IOHSAD. Ang imahe sa pabalat ay likha ni Luigi Almuena. Maraming salamat! Mabuhay ang manggagawang Pilipino!

Kwentong Covid/Kwentong Trabaho: E-book on work experiences during Covid-19 pandemic launched

May 27, 2021

An electronic book or e-book containing stories of Filipinos’ work-related experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic was launched this afternoon via Facebook and Zoom. The e-book titled Kwentong Covid/Kwentong Trabaho is a project of workplace safety NGO Institute for Occupational Health and Safety Development or IOHSAD, and gathered stories of workers, teachers, health professionals, jeepney drivers […]

Certify the Paid Pandemic Leave Bill as Urgent! Pass HB 7909 Now!

May 21, 2021

Government-funded paid leaves are essential to workers’ health and livelihood during a pandemic. We call on the legislators to certify the Paid Pandemic Leave Bill or HB 7909 and other ayuda bills as urgent. Paid leaves eliminate the dilemma of having to choose between health and income. Compensation mechanisms are essential for public health compliance […]