Almost 10k businesses failed to comply with health and safety standards – DOLE

Almost 10k businesses failed to comply with health and safety standards – DOLE

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced that almost 10,000 business establishments failed to comply with safety and health standards to protect workers.

In a House budget hearing, DOLE Assistant Secretary Maria Teresita Cucueco said they inspected 40,943 establishments but only 31,000 were found to be compliant. Cucueco noted that the department inspected the workplaces based on their compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Standards law and the national guidelines against the spread of COVID-19.

On Monday, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said the clustering of COVID-19 cases are mainly found in communities, modes of transportation, and business process outsourcing (BPO) companies

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