Thursday, June 24, 2021

8,000 establishments in Central Luzon checked for health standards compliance

THOUSANDS of business establishments in Central Luzon were monitored and post-audited by the Department of Trade and Industry offices (DTI) in Central Luzon for their compliance to mandatory health standards to prevent and control coronavirus infections, as of December 14, 2020.

The DTI-Central Luzon reported that a total of 8,458 establishments that were allowed to operate under the guidelines set by the Inter-agency Task Force on Emerging and Infectious Diseases (IATF) were checked by the agency together with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and local government units.

DTI-Central Luzon Director Judith P. Angeles said from the total number of establishments monitored, 3,705 are retail stores while 2,653 are dine-in food establishments, 1,442 are barbershops or salons, 298 are logistics service providers, and 190 are manufacturing firms.

She furthered that personal aesthetic care establishments, call centers and related establishments, construction firms, internet cafes, gyms and fitness centers, pet grooming shops, and testing and tutorial centers were likewise visited by the joint inspecting teams.

The DTI, DOLE and local government units conduct post-audit of establishments to check on their compliance in terms of workplace safety and health, guidelines for reducing transmission and increasing workforce resilience, Covid-19 reporting and notification, signages and visual displays, awareness programs, contact tracing and isolation and referral.


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