On 01 August 2018, Ms. Miraluna Tacadao of the Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) presented the 2017 ILS research titled “Gap Analysis of Key ILO OSH Conventions” at the Visayas and Mindanao-wide Tripartite Consultation and Workshop on the Proposed Amendments of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Standards at the Seda Centrio Hotel, in Cagayan de Oro City

The research, which was authored by then ILS Acting Deputy Executive Director, and now Human Resource Development Service (HRDS) OIC-Director Ms. Brenalyn A. Peji, recommended for a continued and sustained dialogue, collaboration and cooperation between and among stakeholders. It emphasized the need to generate consensus among various stakeholders in terms of assessing the government and industry’s capacity to ratify ILO Conventions 155 and 187. It also emphasized the need for stakeholders to be properly oriented on the salient feature of the Conventions and its implication to Philippine laws. Further, it recognized the importance of defining the inconsistencies between the national laws and the Convention, and to identify factors that may facilitate or hinder compliance with labor standards.

The event, led by the Department of Labor and Employment , with the support of the ILO SafeYouth@Work Project  gathered workers, employers and safety practitioners in a dialogue and consultation workshop. Over a hundred workers and employers representatives as well as safety practitioners from Visayas and Mindanao, participated in the island-wide consultation on the proposed amendments of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Standards.

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