Follow us for updates
© 2021
Read the Story →

Face Shields Required at Work Starting Aug. 15, Labor Chief Says

The new normal workplace is evolving.
by John Paulo Aguilera
Aug 12, 2020
Photo/s: Jerome Ascano

(UPDATE) Employees reporting physically for work must wear face shields starting Aug. 15, Labor Sec. Silvestre Bello III told reportr on Wednesday. Face shields will also be required in public transportation on the same day.

The additional protection will prevent employees from contracting the virus through their eyes, Bello said. Face masks only cover the mouth. The labor chief the requirement will apply in all areas, regardless of quarantine classification.

Those who fail to comply will be punished, Bello was quoted as saying in media reports.

See Also

In an interview with CNN PhilippinesTrade Undersecretary Irineo Vizmonte said employers should pay for their workers' face shields. Employees in frontline industries will also be required to get tested for COVID-19 every three months, while bigger companies and smaller establishments must have isolation areas and a referral system, respectively.

Continue reading below ↓
Continue reading below ↓
Recommended Videos
Latest Headlines
Read Next
Recent News
For the first time in 19 months.
The senator committed no violation, his spokesperson said.
Senate corruption probe keeps going.
The greed of big tech leaders is doing us enormous damage.
The contracts were 'grossly disadvantageous' to the government.
The news. So what? Subscribe to the newsletter that explains what the news means for you.
The email address you entered is invalid.
Thank you for signing up to On Three, reportr's weekly newsletter delivered to your mailbox three times a week. Only the latest, most useful and most insightful reads.
By signing up to newsletter, you agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.