HomePULSARvol. 2 no. 1 (2013)

Occupational Safety and Health Program of Construction Companies in Davao City

Darwin N. Tad-y | Errol Florian A. Palomares | Jay-l Jonard Lloyd P. Paredes | Mario M. Realista

Discipline: Engineering



Construction industry is one of the world’s major industries which involve operations that can be risky, dangerous, and unhealthy. Thus, this fact results to the top prioritization of safety, health, and well being of workers. The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Department Order 13 Series of 1998, mandates that all construction projects to have construction safety and health program. According to Beinvenido E. Laguesma, DOLE Secretary, ensuring the protection and welfare of the public within and around the vicinity of any construction site as well as the promotion of harmonious employer-employee relationships in the construction industry must be taken into considerations in industry practices and applicable government requirements. In line with this, the researcher evaluated and assessed the implementation of the safety and health programs of contractors hired by the commercial institutions in Davao City which is based on the existing Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHS) and Safety and Health Programs of the Contractors. The results included the level of awareness, level of knowledge and the level of compliance of the project engineers and the construction workers of the selected construction companies. This study also determined the linear relationship between the level of awareness and compliance of the mentioned respondents.