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Central Luzon businesses reminded to keep workplaces safe from Covid-19

Mar 16, 2021 @ 15:26
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Business establishments in Central Luzon were reminded by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to maintain vigilance in keeping their workplaces safe from the spread of Covid-19.

In a statement, DTI Central Luzon Director Leonila Baluyut cited a joint advisory issued by Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez and Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III reminding business establishments to strictly enforce health protocols in their respective workplaces.

Baluyut noted that while the government was in the process of opening up the economy, businesses must remain mindful of workplace guidelines to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

Some of the mandatory health and safety protocols include contact tracing mechanisms for clients, guests, examinees and visitors and health declaration form for workers; thermal scanning of all personnel, clients and suppliers, and provision of sanitizers and disinfecting chemicals.

The DTI also reminded business establishments of penalty provisions for those firms which are found not implementing health and safety protocols in their respective workplaces.

These penalties are provided by Republic Act 11058 or An Act Strengthening Compliance with Occupancy Safety and Health Standards and Providing Penalties for Violation Thereof and DOLE Department Order 198.

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