Jul 18, 2017 @ 17:27

Senator Joel Villanueva has referred to as for the speedy prioritization of a bill selling a safer office following the current collapse of a Skyway Stage three construction in Makati City.

Villanueva, chair of Senate Committee on Labor, Employment and Human Resources, stated the current collapse of construction in South Superhighway might have been averted if there’s a stricter regulation that might penalize corporations that are non-compliant of nation’s rules on occupational security and well being requirements.

He stated the dearth of stricter rules on occupational security and well being requirements was a significant factor resulting in a number of accidents within the office.

Villanueva is the creator of Senate Bill No. 1317 or “An Act Strengthening Compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHS) and Providing Penalties for Violations Thereof” that seeks to amend the 41-year previous Labor Code of the Philippines which, at current, doesn’t declare illegal violations of OSHS.

For the longest time, violation of occupational well being and security requirements has no fines or penalties.

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) solely points a Work Stoppage Order (WSO) if there’s an imminent hazard or would consequence to disabling damage.

Under the proposed measure, an quantity of P100,000.00 will function an administrative penalty for the erring employer for day by day of non-correction of violation whereas an quantity starting from P250,000.00 to P500,000.00 will probably be meted out if a employee dies. #

Source: politics.com.ph