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Philippine - Employer's Duty of Care

Published by Picazo Buyco Tan Fider, Santos Law Offices, and the International SOS Foundation, this is a legal perspective and strategic guidance to organisations in the Philippines to manage the safety, health and security of their employees on overseas travel.


Ensuring workers’ safety and security is a paramount concern of the Department of Labor and Employment. With this vital duty in mind, the DOLE has crafted and issued rules and regulations to guarantee the strict observance of general labor and occupational safety and health standards.

This handbook mirrors the dynamic developments in the broad spectrum of industry, specifically in assuring the care and protection of workers assigned to travel and work within the country, and elsewhere around the world. With mobility becoming the norm in a globalized economy, and with the increasing international cooperations, this guide is an ideal reiteration of the duty of the employers, and the safety checklist that must be observed by the workers.