Declaration of Policy
Section 1. Declaration of Policy.– The State affirms labor as a primary social and economic force, and that a safe and healthy workforce is an integral aspect of nation building.
The State shall ensure a safe and healthful workplace for all working people by affording them full protection against all hazards in their work environment. It shall ensure that the provisions of the Labor Code of the Philippines, all domestic laws, and internationally-recognized standards on occupational safety and health are being fully enforced and complied with by the employers, and it shall provide penalties for any violation thereof.
The state shall protect every worker against injury, sickness or death through safe and healthful working conditions thereby assuring the conversation of valuable manpower resources and the prevention of loss or damage to lives and properties consistent with national development goals, and with State’s commitment to the total development of every worker as a complete human being.
The State, in protecting the safety and health of the workers, shall promote strict but dynamic, inclusive, and gender-sensitive measures in the formulation and implementation of policies and programs related to occupational safety and health.
Section 2. Coverage.– This Rules shall apply to all establishments, projects and sites, and all other places where work is being undertaken in all branches of economic activity, including:
(a) Establishments located inside special economic zones and other investment promotion agencies e.g., Philippine Economic Zone Authority [PEZA], Clark Development Corporation[CDC];
(b) Utilities engaged in air, sea, and land transportation; and
(c) Industries such as mining, fishing, construction, agriculture, and maritime.
This Rule shall also cover contractors and subcontractors including those engaged in the projects of the public sector. Workers of contractors and subcontractors should follow the OSH policy and program of the establishment where they are assigned.
This Rules does not apply to the public sector such as national government agencies, government-owned and controlled corporations with original charters, government financial institutions,state universities and colleges and local government units which shall be governed by appropriate rules and regulations issued by the Civil Service Commission and other government agencies.
Ang batas na ito ay napakahalaga para sa kaligtasan at kalusugan ng mga manggagawa at kompanya to prevent loss or damage to lives and properties. Ang nasasakopan sa batas na ito ay ang mga kompanya at workers, duties and rights of employers, workers and other persons and covered workplace sa mga establisyemento, proyekto, construction, mining, agriculture, maritime, at utilities tulad ng land transportation, panhimpapawid o pandagat. At sinabi dito na ang mga mapapatunayan na lumalabag dito ay may kaukulang parusa.
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