COVID in Workplaces

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 […]

Workers’ pressure forced government to recognize Covid-19 as occupational disease

April 29, 2021

More than one year into the pandemic, and only after a consistent campaign waged by workers’ organizations, the Employees’ Compensation Commission has finally recognized Covid-19 as a work-related and occupational disease. This is a small victory of the Filipino workers and workers’ organizations in the country, who had to fight, online and offline, for this […]

Governement ‘palpak’ in saving workers’ lives during pandemic

April 29, 2021

Workplace safety NGO Institute for Occupational Health and Safety Development (IOHSAD), together with workers, teachers, artists, urban poor and health workers lit candles at home and hospitals this evening to remember those who have died due to the Covid-19 pandemic and government negligence, as well as those who have laid their lives in the cause […]

[Call for Contributions] Kwentong Covid/Kwentong Obrero: Karanasan ng mga Manggagawa sa Pandemya

April 8, 2021

Inaanyayahan ang lahat ng manggagawa: manggagawa sa manupaktura, manggagawang pangkalusugan, guro, empleyado ng BPO, manggagawang agrikultural, kawani ng gobyerno, jeepney drayber, migrante, manggagawang pangkultura at iba pang nais magsulat ng kanilang karanasan ngayong pandemya para sa inihahandang koleksyon o e-book. Maaaring ipadala ang inyong mga lahok hanggang 18 Abril 2021. Layunin ng koleksyong itampok ang […]

COVID-19 vaccination: Workers’ Concerns

February 13, 2021

In response to the comprehensive national plan for immunization against COVID-19, the Institute for Occupational Health and Safety Development (IOHSAD) demands for the following: mandatory occupational safety and health education on vaccination in workplaces; free, safe, and effective vaccines; and prioritization of workers and other marginalized sectors over uniformed personnel in the vaccination program. (1) […]


December 12, 2020

The Institute for Occupational Health and Safety Development (IOHSAD), a non-government organization that assists workers in promoting and protecting occupational safety and health rights, fully supports and calls for the immediate passage of the pro-worker House Bill 7909 or Paid Pandemic Leave Bill authored by Reps. Arlene D. Brosas, Carlos Isagani T. Zarate, Ferdinand R. […]

Mass testing via real-time RT-PCR and workplace health and safety measures can save workers’ lives

April 17, 2020

The Institute for Occupational Health and Safety Development called on employers to prioritize workers’ health and safety and denounced plans to use antibody rapid test kits to facilitate return to work after the enhanced community quarantine ends on April 30. IOHSAD claimed that testing workers for COVID-19 using antibody rapid test kits is dangerous and will not ensure the prevention of the virus’ spread in the workplace.

Handa ba ang iyong lugar-paggawa sa COVID-19?

March 10, 2020

Narito ang tatlong (3) tips para alamin kung handa nga ba ang ating mga lugar-paggawa sa pagharap sa COVID-19. Makatutulong din ang mga tips na ito para tiyaking napangagalagaan ang ating occupational safety and health rights sa gitna ng pagharap natin sa isyu at panganib ng COVID-19.