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Task Force Safety Patrol

Report on DO 13 Compliance

Engr. Concepcion T. Sto Tomas Safety Control Division

Background
DOLE Administrative Order 174-12 was issued on April 26, 2012 – Creating Task Force Safety Patrol Task: Conduct of safety audit of on-going construction projects in NCR, Region III, Region IV-A, Region VII and Region XI.

Recommend measures to improve safety condition and prevent accidents in construction sites.Objectives Evaluate compliance of construction companies to DO 13 and provide guidance towards compliance. .

TESTING OF EQUIPT. Region III.Methodology 1. ECC. OSHNet. Simultaneous audit of 5 regions – May 2 to June 28. S&H PRACTIONERS. Worker’s Representative 2. Five patrol teams were organized (NCR. Evaluation of DO 13 documentary requirements (CSHP. Region VII and Region XI) Team Members: OSHC. Consultant/Practitioner. SKILLS TRAINING. BWC. ETC) .. Region IVA. 2012 3.

health personnel and other concerned staff. Discussion with the project manager.Excavation. . Evaluation of actual site safety condition .Methodology 4. Temporary Structures. Heavy Equipment 5. Electrical Safety. safety officers.

Number of Projects Audited Total: 112 on-going projects audited .

Construction Safety and Health Program With Construction Safety and Health Program (CSHP) submitted/approved by DOLE Yes 35 28 31% 25% No 77 52 69% 46% With specific budget on CSHP .

Safety Personnel With full-time/part-time safety officer Employ Safety personnel accredited by the DOLE Safety Personnel with Construction Safety Training YES NO FEW 51 5 28 46% 61 76 67 64% 4% 68% 4 1 4% 1% 25% 60% .

Health Personnel and Clinic With emergency health personnel as per DO 13 requirement Health personnel with BOSH (OHNAP/PCOM) 19 With clinic and with access to nearby hospital 59 YES NO FEW 40 36% 17% 53% 66 98 43 59% 52% 38% .

Heavy Equipment Heavy equipment operators are TESDA certified Heavy equipment are tested and certified by DOLE accredited testing organization Heavy equipment are regularly inspected and maintained in good condition 25 23 19 YES NO FEW 22% 21% 17% 44 37 24 39% 33% 21% 2 3 4 2% 3% 4% .

Construction Safety and Health Committee Construction Safety and Health Committee exist and functional There is regular meeting by the Construction Safety and Health Committee Minutes of CSHC meetings filed and available 18 YES NO FEW 30 29 27% 78 5 49 70% 26% 47% 16% 44% .

Safety and Health Information Workers deployed in the construction site have undergone the one-day safety and health awareness seminar/orientation Orientation (1-4 hr orientation) Toolbox meetings conducted daily 24 YES NO FEW 6 48 5% 43% 21% 97 56 74 87% 50% 66% 4 3 4 4% 3% 4% .

Construction Workers’ Skills Certificate Workers involved in critical task have undergone skills testing and certification from TESDA 13 YES NO FEW 12% 80 71% 13 12% .

Personal Protective Equipment Employer provide his workers the necessary PPE at his own expense PPE furnished to workers/ staff/guests in the construction site are of the approved type 29 13 YES NO FEW 26% 12% 52 69 46% 52% 28 25% .

Signages Construction safety signages are provided to warn the workers/public of hazards in the site YES NO FEW 31 28% 64 57% 14 13% .

Workers' Welfare Facilities adequate supply of safe drinking water adequate accommodation for taking meals and shelter 52 41 YES NO FEW 46% 37% 37 43 33% 38% .

proper maintenance of equipment and safety procedures are lacking in equipment operations. General practices in the use of scaffoldings.Other Relevant Findings • • • Not all LGUs strictly implement DPWH Memo on requiring CSHP prior to issuance of building permit. conduct of hazard assessment and reporting to DOLE are not consistently complied with. Copies of the approved CSHPs are not available on-site and some of the assigned safety personnel are not aware of the content of the CSHP. • • • • • . Welfare facilities such as safe drinking water and proper accommodation to take meals and rest during break time are generally not available in majority of the projects. Most of the Construction Safety and Health Committees do not perform its functions as stated in DO 13. Lack of OSH training of workers. thus. Frequency of meetings. Workers operating heavy equipment are not TESDA certified. excavation and temporary electrical system do not conform with the standard safety requirements in majority of the projects. foremen and even supervisors contribute to generally unrecognized hazardous conditions in construction sites. Construction activities proceed even in the absence of project engineers/ supervisors specially in smaller projects (warehouses) and without all the safety requirements even the simple helmets and safety shoes.

sub-contractors and workers on safety and health in construction projects. In the present scheme of things. DPWH. contractors.Recommendations • Clearly. DTI. the requirement for the program is at the level of the bidders/ winning bidders. DILG and PRC should be implemented. . 2. series of 2011 requiring a DOLE-approved Construction Safety and Health Program before issuance of building permits. there would be a need to consider the safety and health parameters based on the requirements of DO 13 and determine the cost of providing safety and health. The same should be elevated at the level of project owners. Section 17 of the DO 13 requires that the cost of the construction safety and health program is a separate pay item. This and other commitments in the Joint Administrative Order – Memorandum of Agreement of the DOLE. project management and developers. • The Department of Public Works and Highways issued the National Building Code Memorandum Circular No. Upstream and at the level of costing of any construction project. there is a need to have the commitment of the project owners.

• Advocacy and training on safety and health and the requirements of DO 13 should be continuing.Recommendations • On the execution of safety and health in the project. The checklist developed and used by the safety patrols can be used by the projects in monitoring their safety and health. and other partners should be able to increase significantly the base of those who have been trained/ oriented on safety and health. the general contractor should be able to exercise strict monitoring on the implementation of the safety and health of their sub-contractors. This is the value of the safety and health program which should be the basis for monitoring the projects. the efforts on prevention on the part of the projects and. Regional OSHNets. Lastly. Employees Compensation Commission. enforcement and exacting compliance on the part of the government should be both improved. The program for the entire project should be cascaded to the various sub-contractors. safety practitioners and consultants. DOLE Regional Offices. Bureau of Working Conditions. . safety training organizations. The OSHC.

Thank You! .