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The Television’s film production and broadcasting business is of national interest. Its product called television programs, creates a social impact and national relevance. The process of creation and delivery of such product is a work of fine arts and advance technology. It includes atypical work arrangement and working conditions perceived to be affecting the occupational health and safety of its manpower.

This working paper presents the Institute for Labor Studies’ (ILS) proposed methodology for systematically integrating activities of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in its Special Assessment Visit of Establishment (SAVE). The major impetus for the writing of this paper is the issuance of DOLE Administrative Order (A.O.) No. 486, series of 2016, signed by Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III on September 19, 2016, which constitutes the DOLE SAVE team and which specifically states, among others, that ILS “shall formulate a research framework for the conduct of SAVE... consolidate, in coordination with the Bureau of Working Conditions (BWC), the reports of the other [DOLE agencies involved in the SAVE]… [and] submit a Comprehensive Terminal Report to the undersigned [Secretary] after the termination of all assessment activities.”