BORACAY – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) urged business owners in Boracay Island to comply with the new occupational safety and health standards.
Republic Act No. 11058, signed by President Rodrigo Duterte, took effect on Jan. 24 this year which requires employers or contractors who manage a business establishment to provide a proper orientation and complete job safety instructions to all workers.
DOLE provincial officer-in-charge Carmela Abellar said the 8-hour safety and health seminar for workers is required for establishments employing less than 10 workers.
She added that establishments with more than 10 employees also need to provide 40-hour training.
According to Abellar, DOLE has been regularly conducting safety and health trainings in Caticlan and Malay intended for safety officers of establishments and resorts.
“Pag naginspection tayo and na found out natin na wala silang safety officer, and if they cannot comply within 90 days, they will be penalized by the law,” she stressed.
Abellar said violators will be facing a monetary fine worth P20,000 to P50,000 depending on the administrative charge committed. (With a report from Akean Forum/PN)