DOLE Mandatory Eight (8)-Hour Safety and Health (MESH) for All Workers

    Per Department Order No. 198 Series of 2018: Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 11058 Entitled “An Act Strengthening Compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Standards and Providing Penalties for Violations Thereof” Section 16. Safety and Health Training (b), and from the Labor Code of the Philippines (LCP), otherwise known as P.D. No. 442, Book 4, Title 1, and Chapter 2, and D.A. No.1 Series of 2015 LCP Renumbered.


    All workers shall undergo the mandatory workers’ OSH seminar as prescribed by DOLE which shall be jointly participated by workers and employers. Standardized training module for safety and health personnel shall be implemented and updated regularly as necessary. The mandatory workers’ OSH seminar may be conducted by the safety officer of the establishment or any certified OSH practitioner or consultant.

    The workers’ OSH seminar and other trainings/orientations as required by the employer and by any law shall be at no cost on the worker and considered as compensable working time.

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