HomeMindanao Journal of Science and Technologyvol. 12 no. 1 (2014)

A Survey on the Implementation of Safety Standards of On-going Construction Projects in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines

Ruel R. Cabahug



A survey using structured questionnaires and actual field visits was conducted to various on-going projects in Cagayan de Oro City in the year 2011. A total of 375 respondents from 36 contractors were subjected to the questionnaires which included project managers, project engineers, foremen, carpenters, masons, equipment operators, welders, steel men, electricians and laborers. Apart from the data obtained from questionnaires, actual field visits were conducted to gather further information using the checklist of Occupational Health and Safety Standard practices of the Department of Labor and Employment’s Department Order No. 13. Results revealed that in actual field condition, the standard safety practices were poorly implemented and in most cases, the standard safety requirements were just taken for granted. While the contractors were obliged to do their part in educating and promoting ‘health and safety’ practices in the construction sites, this study proved otherwise.