Firecracker Factories Under Inspection And Monitoring By DOLE

Department Of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Orders Inspection Of Firecracker And Pyrotechnic Factories

FIRECRACKER – The Department Of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has issued an order to closely monitor and inspect firecracker and pyrotechnic factories.

A report in Philstar states that DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III ordered the strict inspection of all commercial establishments which manufactures and sells firecrackers and pyrotechnics nationwide in order to prevent deadly accidents caused by the products especially this holiday season.

An advisory, which was issued by Bello, directs DOLE regional directors nationwide to monitor the factories of firecrackers under their authority in compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHS) in relation to the increase in the manufacture of pyrotechnics and firecrackers due to this holiday season.

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The inspectors, according to Bello, should inform manufacturing firms if there are any deficiencies in compliance with the safety standards. The regional directors are required to submit the list of establishments monitored by December 28 (Friday).

As per the report, DOLE shall provide assistance to allow establishments to make the necessary corrections if there are any violations in the OSHS. Should the establishments refuse to comply with the regulations, DOLE will  immediately conduct investigation, says Bello.

DOLE suspended labor inspection on all commercial establishments, excluding those who manufacture firecrackers and pyrotechnics. They were strict in imposing OSHS after frequent accidents in firework manufacturing firms, killing hundreds of workers.

DOLE issued a stoppage order in all firework manufacturing firms until they fully comply with the OSHS in 2016.

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