"This is a very sad day for the Philippine labor movement. The untimely passing of Representative Crispin "Ka Bel" Beltran is a great loss, not only to his family and friends, but also for the rest of the marginalized section of our society. read full article »
“Firefighting involves many risks, including burns, hypoxia or oxygen deprivation and falls due to burning structures. This are but few of the risks involved but recent studies by the World Health Organization (WHO) International Agency for Cancer Research (IARC) have shown that this type of work is 'possibly carcinogenic to humans'.” read full article »
“The death of the 3 workers yesterday at the Hanjin Shipyard was very tragic. It was an accident waiting to happen and the blame rest squarely on the shoulders of Hanjin Heavy Industries Corporation Philippines based in the Subic Bay Freeport.”
This was the view of Noel Colina, Executive Director of the Institute for Occupational Health and Safety Development (IOHSAD) on the accident which happened at the Hanjin Shipyard which claimed the lives of 3 workers. read full article »
The Institute for Occupational Health and Safety Development (IOHSAD), an occupational health and safety non-governmental organization today lauded Davao City Councilor Edgar Ibuyan for authoring an ordinance requiring mall owners to provide seats for their women workers. read full article »
With the advent of call centers, more and more women are taking the graveyard shift, usually working from 6 in the evening to 6 in the morning. But this type of working arrangements poses health risks and can even increase the chance of breast cancer. read full article »
According to the Institute for Occupational Health and Safety Development (IOHSAD), a non-governmental organization focusing on occupational health and safety, 1 worker out of a 100 suffer work-related accidents.
According to a study made by the Bureau of Labor and Employment Statistics (BLES), in 2003, the manufacturing sector grabbed top spot as 7 out of 10 accidents happened in that sector. The same year showed 30% of accidents were caused by machines and equipments, while a total of 7 lost working days were brought about by the accidents. read full article »