A resolution requesting the Department of Labor and Employment-Bacolod to inspect all business establishments that are under construction, renovation, and repairs, on whether the laborers/workers are provided with protective gear such as hard hats/helmets and others, was approved by the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod Wednesday.
The resolution, authored by Councilor Bartolome Orola, also requested the DOLE to inspect working sites, if these are provided with safety nets and other measures for the safety and protection of construction workers and bystanders, as required under the National Building Code or Republic Act 6541.
There is no doubt that the apparent side-by-side infrastructure developments have greatly influenced the city’s economic progress and has dramatically changed the landscape of Bacolod City, it said.
The resolution said providing workers with protective gear and installing safety nets or instituting measures in the working/plant sites are among the requirements that business establishments should observe to ensure that accidents are prevented or avoided.
Meanwhile, the SP also approved a resolution enjoining all environmentally-friendly Bacolodnons in supporting the single biggest celebration on April 22, dubbed as “Earth Day 2018”, with the theme “End Plastic Pollution” which is dedicated to providing information and inspiration needed to fundamentally change human attitude and behavior about plastics.
The resolution, authored by Councilor Sonya Verdeflor, said that every April 22, the entire world celebrates Earth Day, which is the single biggest environmental celebration in the world participated in by more than 150 countries and over a billion people worldwide with its chosen theme, “End Plastic Pollution”.
“Plastic pollution prevails everywhere, from poisoning and injuring marine life, from littering our beaches and landscapes to clogging our waste streams and landfills. The exponential growth of plastics is now threatening the survival of our planet,” it said.
In response, Earth Day 2018 is fully dedicated to fundamentally change human attitude and behavior towards plastics, the resolution added.*CGS
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