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Building firms told:
Submit safety, health plans

The Department of Labor and Employment in Western Visayas is requiring all construction companies and builders to submit their construction safety and health program and contracts for every project they have for residential or commercial work, Crispin Dannug, DOLE-OIC regional director, said yesterday.

DOLE has to see its construction safety and health program to ensure the safety of the workers to ensure a zero incident or accident rate at any work site, Dannug said.

He said the agency is not collecting any fees on this and that the processing may only take 24 hours, so it does not delay the operation of the construction companies.

Dannug also pointed out that the companies need to process the requirement before they start their construction to make sure that their health and body are protected while at work.

DOLE is intensifying the program on safety and health in construction sites to ascertain if the company has provided measures and protection in case accidents occur, he added.

Dannug also said they have to make sure all companies follow their instructions. He added that they will conduct surprise inspections on construction companies and builders to see if they are complying with the safety and health program for workers.*LTG



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