Sunday July 22, 2018

Labor department says 18% not 81% fail occupational safety

THE Department of Labor and Employment (Dole)-Davao Region clarified that the previous report of 81 percent of Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHS) is actually the compliance percentage in the region and only about 18 percent violated the OSHS.

In SunStar Davao's report published on Thursday, October 5, Dole-Davao Region said that 80.9 percent of the 1,957 inspected establishments did not pass the OSHS requirement but the labor department clarified only 18 percent or about 381 establishments violated.

"We would like to clarify that the data provided and reported as violations in this report, upon validation, has been found to be the percentage of establishment’s compliance. We would like to apologize as there has been a system glitch during the generating of the data," Dole-Davao Region said in an e-mail to SunStar Davao.

Those who violated the General Labor Standards were at 47.22 percent or about 989 establishments out of the 2,091 establishments covered.

Majority of these violations were due monetary benefits and other concerns which comprise 24.5 percent or about 513 establishments. Minimum Wage violators make up 22.7 percent, or about 476 establishments.

About 61.8 percent of the establishments inspected found out to have complied with the general labor standards. A total of 78.7 percent are complying with the minimum wage benefits while 70.1 percent comply with the monetary benefits.