In preparation for the onslaught of Typhoon Ruby, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Rogelio L. Singson is urging all building contractors handling projects within typhoon’s path to observe safety measures.
Singson urges contractors to comply with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Department Order No. 13, Series of 1998 or the “Guidelines Governing Occupational Safety and Health in the Construction Industry” to ensure the protection and welfare of workers and the general public around the immediate vicinity of any construction worksite.
“All building contractors are hereby directed to properly secure overhead cranes on top of buildings under construction and to provide safety signages on areas where there are potential risks of falling debris,” said Secretary Singson.
Likewise, Singson ordered building officials to strictly monitor the compliance of contractors on the above directive and the DOLE Department Order No. 13.