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DOLE, 3M partnership seeks to ensure healthy, productive workforce

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By Erma Edera

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has partnered with 3M Philippines, a global science company, to promote occupational safety and health (OSH) and to further ensure a healthy and productive workforce in the country.

Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretay Silvestre Bello III speaks during the ASEAN  Labor Ministers' Retreat in Davao City. (Keith Bacongco)

Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretay Silvestre Bello III speaks during the ASEAN Labor Ministers’ Retreat in Davao City. (Keith Bacongco)

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the partnership is focused on the provision of joint trainings, advocacy campaigns, and information and technical resource sharing for enhanced enforcement of the OSH standards to advance the overall well-being of Filipino workers across all industries.

“The purpose of the agreement is to pursue cooperative projects, programs, and initiatives geared towards developing and sustaining a culture of safe, healthy, and productive workforce, which is a key ingredient towards sustained development,” Bello said.

Under the signed agreement, the private company will provide advance technical trainings and expertise on the appropriate usage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to DOLE personnel, specifically the labor inspectors who will conduct technical safety inspections.

A joint policy research will be conducted for the development of OSH policies and regulations to further sustain a culture of safe and healthy workforce by upholding just and humane working conditions.

“Ensuring the safety of our workers is among our top priorities and we hope that this partnership will bring positive result and develop stronger cooperation for enhanced promotion of occupational safety and health,” Bello said.

3M Philippines is a global science company that uses 46 technology platforms with integrated team of scientists and researchers in creating innovations and breakthroughs to improve the daily lives of people all over the world

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