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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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 […]