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2017 Edition of the Handbook on Workers' Statutory Monetary Benefits

1. Roster of the workers (regular, probationary, temporary, casual, piece rate, contractual, etc.), their designation, date hired, and wage rate;

2. Payrolls and/or vouchers;

3. Daily Time Records and/or Time Sheets;

4. Payslips;

5. Last Notice of Results, if any;

6. Proof of payment of 13th month pay/ five (5) days service incentive leave pay;

7. Proof of payment/remittance of SSS/PHILHEALTH/HDMF contributions;

8 Registration under Rule 1020 of the Occupational Safety and Health Standards;

9. Certificate of Accredited Safety Officer/First Aider;

10. Organization of Safety & Health Committee under Rule 1040 of the Occupational Safety and Health Standards;

11. Annual Work Accident/Illness Exposure Data Report/Annual Medical Report;

12. Drug-Free Workplace Policy and Program (D.O. 53-03)/HIV/AIDS Program/Anti-Sexual Harassment Law;

13. Apprenticeship Agreements/Learnership Agreements, if any;

14. List of Resident and Non-resident alien workers, their citizenship, nature of employment and status of stay;

15. Employment permit for Non-resident alien(s);

16. Registration of resident alien(s);

17. Collective Bargaining Agreement, if unionized establishment;

18. Registration under Department Order 174 (or 18-A) for Job Contractors;

19. Service Agreement under D.O. 174 (or 18-A);

20. Contractor's Bond to answer for wages due to the workers;

21. Employment Contracts with physicians, dentists, nurses and/or first aiders, if applicable;

22. Contract with infirmary and emergency hospitals, if applicable;

23. Proof of service charge distribution, if applicable;

24. Records of leave benefits on sickness, maternity, paternity and solo parent;

25. Company policy and/or practice on voluntary benefits; and

26. Securities and Exchange Commission Certificate or Department of Trade and Industry Certificate and Mayor’s Permit.

Safety and Health Measures to Prevent and Control Heat Stress in the Workplace

Hot weather can expose many people to the hazard of heat on the job, outdoors or in hot indoor environments. 
Operations involving high air temperatures, radiant heat sources, high humidity, direct physical contact with hot objects, or strenuous physical activities have a high potential for causing heat-related illness. 
This video provides guidelines on how to prevent and control Heat Stress in the workplace.

"The Heat Is On" is a song written by Harold Faltermeyer and Keith Forsey, and recorded by Glenn Frey.


This video shows various Safety Slogans in connection with the World Day for Safety and Health at Work which is an annual international awareness-raising campaign to promote safe, healthy and decent work, held on 28 April each year. Since 2003, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has promoted it, stressing the prevention of accidents and illnesses at work, and capitalizing on its traditional strengths of tripartism and social dialogue.

"WE make change work for women"

The National Women’s Month Celebration every March is part of the worldwide observance of the International Women’s Day (IWD). Consequently, Republic Act (RA) 6949 s. 1990 has set March 8 of every year as National Women’s Day. This year’s theme "WE Make Change Work for Women." resonates the call for gender-balance in leadership and decision making; inclusion of women’s concerns in leadership platforms and the government’s development agenda; and capacitating and preparing women to reach their ambitions The DOLE, cognizance of the importance of women and other disadvantaged groups in nation building has always been for the advancement of these rights in the world of work. 

Women in our country have moved into industry and the service sector in increasing numbers. In the past 15 years, they have become almost 50% of the workforce in many of our industries. While women are entering occupations previously closed to them, the labor force is still highly segregated on the basis of gender. Segregation by occupation leads to exposure to particular occupational health and safety hazards. The type of health risks women face are associated with their specific working conditions. Certain health disorders are related to occupations or industries which employ large numbers of women workers such as the production line at factories.

Working conditions and the working environment are sources of health hazards for both men and women. In general terms there is no great difference between men's and women's biological response to physical, biological or chemical hazards; nonetheless, the Bureau of Working Conditions has always been upholding the rights of women in its enforcement activities. 

The new Labor Laws Compliance System has strengthened the promotion of women’s and gender’s rights under our labor laws. The following are just some of the things that are included in the Bureau’s prescribed checklist in its assessment of establishment. 

1. R.A. 1161, as amended by R.A. 8282 (Maternity Leave)
2. R.A. 8972 (Solo Parent Leave)
3. R.A. 9262 (VAWC Law)
4. R.A. 9710 (Special Leave for Women)
5. R.A. 10028 (Act Promoting Breastfeeding)
6. R.A. 7877 (Anti-Sexual Harassment Law) 
7. R.A. 10151 (Provision of Welfare Facilities for Night Workers)
8. RA 8504 (Philippine AIDS Law)
9. D.O. 56-03 (Family Welfare Program)

Department Order No. 131-13 or the Rules on Labor Laws Compliance System is one of the country’s best practices in the world of work. This order has strengthened the implementation of labor standards which affords full protection for the country’s women workers. The Bureau has this perspective that workers’ rights must be equitably accessed by all regardless of gender, type and nature of work and nationality.