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A non-stock, non-profit professional organization on occupational safety & health Composed of Department of Labor & Employment (DOLE) - Bureau

of Working Conditions (BWC) and Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC) accredited safety and health practitioners and consultants; Total membership over 2,500 safety professionals in various industries in the Philippines and overseas. A full member of APOSHO. Organized on November 3, 1999 with the support of the Department of Labor & Employment (DOLE) through the Bureau of Working Conditions (BWC), Fifteen (15) ASPPI directors were elected for the first time. Registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 8, 1999. SEC Registration No. 199919006.

To be a respected leader of all safety and health organizations in the Philippines, providing professional technical services and supporting programs of global standards consistent with national interest. interest.

Mission: Mission :
To equip all safety professionals with the needed knowledge and skills in the promotion and application of safety and health programs and other related activities activities. . To upgrade all OSH Standards, Codes, Rules/Regulations and programs to globally competitive levels in conjunction with the national government and its related agencies. agencies. To generate a continuing program of linkage and partnership with the other safety oriented organizations and entities through its chapters, for the protection and welfare of all workers, including their families. families.

Tuguegarao, Cagayan
San Fernando, La Union Bataan Cavite Laguna Batangas City Palawan City NCR Baguio City San Fernando, Pampanga Bicol

Tacloban, Leyte
Iloilo City Bacolod City Cebu City

Butuan City, Caraga

Cagayan De Oro City Zamboanga City 3 International Chapters Alkhobar, KSA Abu Dhabi, UAE Qatar Davao City South Cotabato

Conduct of symposia on safety and health twice a year. year. Conduct of annual convention and general assembly of safety practitioners/consultants. practitioners/consultants . Conduct of world class event i.e. APOSHO 27 on September 1818-21, 21, 2012 in Cebu City simultaneous with 14th ASPPI convention convention. .

Support DOLE Programs, advocates Kapatiran (WISE TAV), OSHNet Provide technical inputs in the review of OSH Standards and participates in public consultations on safety regulations. regulations. Institutional Partners Partners: : 13 Private Companies

Status of accident reporting in the Philippines . . .

Sample statistics on accident reporting in the Philippines

How close are the numbers to reality? Are we getting the true picture? Why is it important?

Status of accident reporting in the Philippines . . .

Regulatory Requirements on Accident Reporting

1998 DOLE DO# 13. Section 14. Construction Safety & Health Reports

Book IV, Title I Medical, Dental and Occupational Safety

Occupational Safety and Health Standards, (OSHS)1978- Rule 1050

OSH Standard Rule 1050

OSH RULE REPORT/FORM WHEN TO REPORT WHERE TO REPORT 2 copies, to be submitted to concerned RO copy furnished the Bureau

Rule 1050 Notification and Keeping of Accidents and/or Occupational Illnesses

Work Accident Illness Report (WAIR) DOLE/BWC/IP-6) WAIR

-On or before the 20th day of the month following the date of occurrence of the accident

Annual Exposure -On or before Jan. 20 Data Report (AEDR) - of the following year (DOLE/BWC/IP-6b) Fatal/major accident Shall initially notify the DOLE ROs within 24 h ours

Why are they not reported . . .

Its not easy to accept that you are at fault . Fear of reprisal, reprimand and punishment. Shoot the bringer of bad news (whistle blower) So what. what. . . what will the government do about it? Issue exex-parte order or cease & desist orderhuh!
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Relationship between severity of incidents and reporting reliability (Senneck, 1973)

Average recorded severity


Reporting reliability


Perceived areas for improvement . . .

Philippine OSH regulations penal provisions are weak. Environmental regulations are way ahead of OSH in terms of interventions.

Public awareness of Rule 1050, etc. remains a concern. . Philippine OSH Standards are not updated. Require amendments and some standards are not world class (e.g. reactive not proactive).

Why incidents should be reported and investigated?

Helps companies to anticipate potential risks and take proactive actions to manage them Standardizes risk management methodologies across business functions, business lines and geographies Automates OSH & Risk management processes Provides consistent data gathering, sharing and reporting Aggregates information for better decisiondecision-making (policy) Helps companies to see the whole risk profile.

Management of incident reports . . .

Combine the total scope of proactive and reactive Risk and OSH management in a single integrated enterprise solution: 1. 2. 3. 4. Collects information related to proactive initiatives and reactive indicators Process the information Analyse the information Communicates lessons learned and key performance indicators (KPI)

Focus of incident management. . .

GENERATIVE safety seen as a profit centre new ideas are welcomed Safety is a personal value

Defining the companys safety culture ladder (minds and hearts program)

PROACTIVE resources are available to fix things before an accident management is open but still obsessed with statistics procedures are owned by the workforce CALCULATIVE we cracked it! lots and lots of audits HSE advisers chasing statistics REACTIVE we are serious, but why dont they do what theyre told? endless discussions to re-classify accidents Safety is high on the agenda after an accident PATHOLOGICAL the lawyers/regulator said it was OK of course we have accidents, its a dangerous business sack the idiot who had the accident

What has been done? Is it enough?

OSH standard enforcement (Safety Patrol, JAO DO#13) Positive and safe behavior reinforcement (GKK, SMILE, TCCLS, etc.) Continual OSH programs that encourage privateprivatepublic partnership (ZAP, Kapatiran) Kapatiran )
DOLE Reports Safety Training's Success By SAMUEL MEDENILLA January 7, 2012, 5:22pm (Manila Bulletin) MANILA, Philippines The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Saturday reported it has recorded a 700 percent increase in the number of its safety officers last year after it intensified its Construction Safety Training (CST) program. Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said in a statement that DoLE recorded one of its most successful CSTs last year after it trained 1,507 safety officers. She said this is significantly higher compared to the four batches involving 200 participants in 2010.






KAPATIRAN WISEWISE-TAV - reaping the rewards

PAY IT FORWARD - Knowledge - Resources - Standards RESULTS - Compliance of MSMEs
(incident reporting incl.)

- Trained, skilled workers - Zero accident

Oportunities for improvement . . .

Improve the public and private sector awareness of safety rules. Strict enforcement of government policy on incident reporting. Penal provisionprovision- - amend laws, lobby in the congress, Dept. Orders, etc. Technology-based incident Technologyreporting (internet, SMS, social networking)

Opportunities for improvement . . .

Increase publicpublic-private partnership. Private sector has no hidden agenda, promote private industry and OSH organization advocacies and participation. Proactive focus on incident reporting