Surigao del Norte– The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Surigao del Norte promulgated a resolution strictly enforcing Rule 1020 of the Occupational Safety and Heath Standards to closely monitor the health and safety of the workers.

Resolution No. 283, series of 2020 entitled “Resolution Urging All Local Government Units in the Citry and Municipalities of Surigao del Norte to Provide Assistance for the Strict Implementation of Rule 1020 under the Occupational Safety and Health Standard Requiring All Business Establishments Operating within their Area of Jurisdiction to Register with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)” was first presented in the Committee of Labor hearing on June 30, 2020. It was  then finalized and presented during the 52nd Regular Session of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan on July 6, 2020.

The said resolution requires all employers to register business establishments, regardless of size and economic activity, to the Department of Labor and Employment before it can operate. The registration shall be part of the databank of the department in monitoring the compliance of Occupational Safety and Heath Standards. DOLE Provincial Office will regulary update the Provincial Government of Surigao del Norte on the status of compliance of the business establishments.