In 1998, the Philippines was the 5th country to ratify the Safety and Health in Mines Convention, 1995 (No. 176) which outlines the international framework on standards concerning the safety and health of workers in mines. To effectively enforce the said Convention, DAO No. 2000-98 or the Mine Safety and Health Standards was issued. Given that mining is one of the hazardous industries with distinct working conditions, the research results underscored that both employers and workers have duties and responsibilities to undertake to ensure safe and healthy workplaces.
There are good practices observed, challenges identified and policy options for a coherent implementation of an industry specific OSH policy. Further, a comprehensive and integrated approach is necessary to address the multifaceted challenges confronting the mining sector, and to provide a holistic view on the welfare of Filipino miners.
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Title: A Descriptive Study On Safety And Working Conditions In Selected Large-Scale Surface Mines In The Philippines
Researcher: Miraluna S. Tacadao