We are pleased to announce the launching of the IOHSAD website. We hope through the use of internet technology, we can reach out to more workers and further develop our work on Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS).
Despite the number of workers in the Philippines using internet remains to be low, the internet is becoming a very important addition on our work to promote OEHS. read full article »
The Philippines is rich in mineral deposits. According to estimates, the Philippines have the fifth largest reserve of gold and copper in the world. The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) estimated gold reserves to be at 967,180,197 MT while Copper was put at 5,301,507,657 MT (2002). According to the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) in 2005, the Philippines have a total of USD 840B worth of mineral wealth just waiting to be exploited. 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 »