The Bureau of Working Conditions (BWC) is a staff bureau of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), primarily performing policy and program development and advisory functions for the Department in the administration and enforcement of laws relating to working conditions.




The Bureau of Working Conditions envisions well-guided employers and workers committed to a safe, healthful and productive work environment, adaptive to industry trends and developments, and equitably enjoying the gains of joint endeavors.



  • - To formulate policies and initiate legislatives on labor standards, based on relevant information culled from monitoring, consultations, networking, and researches.
  • - To standardize the use of enforcement instruments and to clothe the inspectorate system with strong enforcement authority to ensure compliance with laws and regulations.
  • - To develop and sustain the capability of enterprises toward self-management of safety and health in workplaces, thus, upholding the principle of shared responsibility between workers and employers.
  • - To enhance the capability of small enterprises in implementing practical and efficient methods of improving working conditions and productivity.
  • - To inform and advise the public on labor standards, including occupational safety and health, and on innovative work practices or arrangements.