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Department Order No. 198

Requested from OSHC by R. KOTRA at 04:38 PM on Jun 17, 2022.
Purpose: General Inquiry
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2022 - 06/15/2022
Tracking no: #OSHC-343688765271

KOTRA 04:38 PM, Jun 17, 2022

Good day!

Regarding the DO 198, it states that the rules does not apply to the public sector such as national government agencies, government-owned and controlled corporations with original charters ,government financial institutions, state universities and colleges and local government units. How about government agencies of other countries that are based here in the Philippines? Example: Embassy, Trade Centers, Cooperation Agency, etc.

Thank you.

Receiving Officer 11:24 AM, Jun 23, 2022

June 23, 2022

Dear Rhea,

Thank you for your request dated Jun 17, 2022 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Department Order No. 198.

We received your request on Jun 17, 2022 and will respond on or before Jul 08, 2022 04:38:31 PM, in accordance with the Executive Order's implementing rules and regulations.

Should you have any questions regarding your request, kindly contact me using the reply function on the eFOI portal at https://www.foi.gov.ph/requests/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyHgsSB0NvbnRlbnQiEU9TSEMtMzQzNjg4NzY1MjcxDA, for request with ticket number #OSHC-343688765271.

Thank you.


FOI Receiving Officer
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Decision Maker 08:42 AM, Jul 01, 2022

July 1, 2022

Dear Ms. Rhea Kotra,


Thank you for your request dated Jun 17, 2022 04:38:31 PM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your Request

You asked for Department Order No. 198.

Response to Request

May we provide you with the copy of CSC-DOH-DOLE Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) No. 1, s. 2020, the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Standards for Public Sector. While the DOLE OSHS does not cover the public sector, this JMC served as OSHS for public sector.

However, on you concern about government agencies of other countries based in the Philippines such as Embassy, Trade Centers, Cooperation Agencies, etc., may we refer you to Department of Labor and Employment or Department of Foreign Affairs, as this is beyond our jurisdiction.


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Thank you.


FOI Decision Maker
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 JMC on OSH for PS 2020_CSC DOH DOLE Joint MC on OSH Standards for Public Sector.pdf

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