Sunday May, 26 2024 10:10:51 PM

MOLE orders employers to protect workers from heat stress

BANGSAMORO NEWS UPDATES • 16:45 PM Sun Apr 14, 2024
John Felix Unson

COTABATO CITY - The Bangsamoro labor ministry has ordered owners of private establishments in the autonomous region to protect workers from extreme heat at daytime caused by the El Niño phenomenon via essential mitigation measures.

Labor and Employment Minister Muslimin Sema of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao was quoted in radio reports here on Sunday as saying that he had issued last Thursday a directive compelling employers to supply workers with adequate safe drinking water in their workplaces for proper rehydration to prevent medical emergencies.

Sema said he has also directed employers to ensure proper ventilation in indoor working sites for the convenience and safety of workers.

“Employers were also instructed to immediately transport to the nearest medical dispensaries any worker who shall need medical support when downed or may experience physical discomfort caused by heat in workplaces,” Sema said.

The Ministry of Labor and Employment-BARMM covers the provinces of Maguindanao del Sur, Maguindanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi and the cities of Lamitan, Marawi and Cotabato.

The entrepreneur-lawyer Ronald Hallid Torres, chairperson of the Bangsamoro Business Council, told reporters on Sunday that they have urged their provincial officials to abide with the MoLE-BARMM’s initiative to protect workers of private establishments from the health hazards brought about by the El-Niño phenomenon.

“We don’t have problem complying with that directive from our regional labor ministry. We have disseminated that to our members,” Torres said. 

Indigents, IPs get housing units from MSSD

AMPATUAN, Maguindanao del Sur - Indigenous Peoples and Moro indigents are now enjoying living in the comforts of their own homes provided for them by...

Army neutralizes a BIFF, captures IEDs and firearm in MagSur clash

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao del Norte – Operating troops of the Joint Task Force Central were conducting military operations in Butilen, Datu...

Magkapatid na drug peddlers, huli sa anti-drug ops sa MagNorte, P3.4-M shabu nakumpiska

NAARESTO NG MGA TAUHAN NG PNP ang magkapatid na drug peddler sa ikinasang anti-drug operation sa Barangay Dalican, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao del...

6ID naglunsad ng air at ground assaults vs DI/BIFF sa Maguindanao Sur

  NAGLUNSAD ANG ARMED Forces of the Philippines ng air at ground assaults laban sa hinihinalang kasapi ng BIFF at Military, naglunsad ng air...

Health workers in far island town gets stipends from BARMM

COTABATO CITY - Up to 72 barangay health workers (BHW) in the so remote Sapa-Sapa island town in Tawi-Tawi each got their overdue P12,000 cash...