The Occupational Safety and Health (OSHC) was established through Executive Order No. 307, signed by the late President Corazon C. Aquino, on November 4, 1987.

Based on its mandate, the OSHC champions the cause of work safety and health in the Philippines.

The OSHC is the front-runner of two much-awaited events on OSH. Held every two years, the Gawad Kaligtasan at Kasalusugan (GKK) and the National Occupational Safety and Health (NOSH) Congress serve as centerpiece programs on increasing awareness and strengthening commitment for safe and healthier workplaces nationwide.

The GKK is a national award given by DOLE to companies and individuals with outstanding achievements on work safety and health while the NOSH Congress provides a venue for the exchange of experiences and new trends on OSH.

The services of the OSHC cover the preventive aspects of occupational safety and health both public and private workplaces. As the authority on OSH, the OSHC fulfills its mission through research, training, information dissemination, and technical services. The OSHC has a staff of specialists in various fields of OSH and draws on national and foreign expertise when needed.

The management is headed by the Executive Director who oversees the planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of OSHC’s operations. Programs are carried out through the following work centers: Office of the Executive Director (OED), Environment Control Division (ECD), Health Control Division (HCD), Safety Control Division (SCD), Training and Public Information Division (TPID), and the Finance and Administrative Division (FAD).


• Legal Basis

Created by virtue of Executive Order No. 307, on November 1987 by then President Corazon C. Aquino.


A healthy and well-protected working population in a caring and responsive work environment brought about by sound OSH policies and laws, research, training, information exchange, technical expertise and extensive networking.


To develop effective, responsive, and sustainable OSH programs, policies and services; promote excellent management of resources and foster mutually beneficial linkages that will create a healthy and safe work environment for workers in all industries.


The OSHC is committed to:

  • Provide a high quality service to protect the workers through preventive safety and health policies and programs.
  • Meet client requirements and expectations to improve client satisfaction.
  • Compliance to applicable standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Ensuring continuous improvement of the Quality Management System to fulfill the requirements of the standards of ISO 9001:2015.


  • Undertake continuing studies and researches on occupational safety and health.
  • Plan, develop and implement occupational safety and health training programs.
  • Serve as clearing house for occupational safety and health information, methods, techniques, and approaches; and, institute an information dissemination mechanism.
  • Monitor work environment and conduct medical examinations of workers.
  • Serve as duly recognized agency for testing and setting standard specifications of Personal Protective Equipment and other safety devices.
  • Assist other GO’s in policy and standards formulation on occupational safety and health matters; issue technical guidelines for prevention of occupational disease and accidents.
  • Enlist assistance of GO’s and NGO’s in achieving the objectives of the Center.
  • Perform such other acts appropriate for attainment of the above functions and enforcement of the provisions of Executive Order 307.


O – Outstanding professionalism

S – Service with dedication

H – Honesty and Integrity

C – Competent workforce