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Villanueva wants passage of Occupational Safety and Health Bill after Clark factory fire

May 18, 2017 @ 3:59

Senator Joel Villanueva called on Congress to pass a measure seeking to penalize the non-compliance with occupational safety and health (OSH) standards after a huge fire hit the Yokohama Tire Complex in Clark Freeport Zone last Sunday.

Villanueva said numerous violations of OSH standards in the country led to injuries or death of workers.

The International Labor Organization said that among the sectors considered most vulnerable are agriculture, construction, mining, and manufacturing.

“Sadly, the incident in the Yokohama Tire Complex in Clark is not the first time that a fire has broken inside an industrial complex,” Villanueva said.

“These tell us the state of compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHS). Despite the fact that workplace accidents would almost always prompt tighter regulations, compliance by all industries continue to be an issue,” Villanueva added.

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