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1 GHS Review Conference Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia May 2013 Status of GHS Implementation in the Philippines Presented by Engr Nelia Granadillos Occupational Safety and Health Center Philippines

2 Background The Philippines has also agreed with the other international bodies like APEC Chemical Dialogue and AMEICC to adopt the GHS.

3 Background In March, JETRO/AOTS started conducting seminars/ workshops on GHS in the Philippines. - The Board of Investments (BOI), an attached agency of the Dept. of Trade and Industry, was designated as the national lead agency for GHS implementation. - A GHS Multi-Sectoral Committee was formed based the recommendation during the 2 nd APEC Chemical Dialogue in Malaysia in Sept 2004.

4 Background 2005 In May 2005, the Philippines was selected by United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) as one of the first three (3) pilot countries in ASEAN, together with Indonesia and Thailand, for its Training and Capacity Building Project for the Implementation of GHS.

5 June 2002 GHS Implementation Infrastructure National GHS Implementation Committee Cross-cutting issues comprehensibility testing legislation technical training awareness raising Consumer Products TransportAgriculture National GHS Implementation Strategy Industrial Production

6 National Implementation Structure Government (30 Agencies) Civil Society (5 Public Interest & Labor Org.) Industry (6 Associations) Governing Body: The National GHS Implementation Committee with representatives from: Board of Investments (BOI) – Coordinating agency and co-chair of all sectoral committees.

7 Sectoral Committees Key Actor Sector Agriculture Industrial Workplace Transport Consumer Products GovernmentDA - FPADOLE – OSHC and DOLE-BWC DOTCDTI–BPS and DOH-FDA IndustryCrop Life Phils., Inc. Samahan sa Pilipinas ng mga Industriyang Kimika (SPIK) Phil. International Seafreight Forwarders Assn. (PISFA) SPIK and Chemical Industry Group Civil Society Pesticide Action Network (PAN), Phils. Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) TUCP Nationwide Association of Consumers, Inc. (NACI)

8 Activities Accomplished Under the UNITAR GHS Phase I Project PhaseActivity/SectorResponsible Entity 1 A.Situation and Gap Analysis 1.Agriculture 2. Consumer Products/Chemicals 3. Transport 4. Industrial Workplace/Products FPA BPS DOTC OSHC B. Comprehensibility Testing University of the Philippines – National Engineering Center (UP-NEC)

9 Activities Accomplished Under the UNITAR GHS Phase I Project Phase Activity/SectorResponsible Entity 2 A.National GHS Workshop BOI B. Industry and Civil Society- Directed Activities 1. Industry 2. Civil Society a. Agriculture b. Consumer Products c. Transport d. Industrial Workplace SPIK PAN, Phils. NACI TUCP C.Preparation of Draft Legislation GHS Subcommittee and TWG on Legislation co-chaired by the BOI and the EMB 3 National Review and Planning Workshop BOI

10 June 2002 The GHS National Implementation Plan or Strategy A National Implementation Plan was developed during the National Review and Planning Workshop on 13 February 2008, indicating the activities to be undertaken, the agencies and organizations involved, means of implementation and timelines. Milestones of BOI-UNITAR GHS Phase I Project

11 June 2002 Signing of GHS Legislation A JOINT DTI-DENR-DA-DOF-DOH-DILG-DOLE-DOTC ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER (DAO) NO. 01 Series of 2009, which mandates the revision of IRRs of existing laws of concerned agencies including that of emergency response was signed by eight (8) agencies involved in the implementation of GHS and became effective on 15 July Milestones of BOI-UNITAR GHS Phase I Project

12 June 2002 The eight (8) agencies which signed the GHS JAO are the following: - DTI (thru BOI, BPS, and PEZA) - DENR (thru EMB) - DA (thru FPA) - DOLE (thru OSHC and BWC) - DOTC (thru Its Main Office, Maritime Industry - Authority & Philippine Ports Authority), - DOH (thru Food and Drugs Administration), - DILG (thru Bureau of Fire Protection), - DOF (thru Bureau Of Customs) Milestones of BOI-UNITAR GHS Phase I Project

13 June nd BOI-UNITAR Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on: Training and Capacity Building for the Implementation of the Globally Harmonized System of the Classification of Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) in the Philippines Phase II Project - Signed on 04 November 2010 GHS MAJOR MILESTONE IN 2010

14 June 2002 Major Activities: 1. Updating and further development of the National GHS Implementation Strategy and identification of linkages with implementation of other international chemicals agreements The Inception and Implementation Strategy Workshop was held at the Dusit Hotel on 01 February BOI-UNITAR GHS Phase II Project

15 June 2002 Major Activities: 2. Completion and entry in to force of GHS implementing legislation To be implemented by the following concerned agencies: DENR-EMB (for industrial chemicals) DOLE-OSHC & BWC (for industrial workplace) DOH – FDA (for household hazardous chemicals and consumer chemicals) DA- FPA (for agriculture) DOTC (for transport) BOI-UNITAR GHS Phase II Project

16 June 2002 Major Activities: 3. Supporting activities for stakeholders, and outreach activities in order to improve the mainstreaming of GHS and sound chemicals management into the overall national development agenda 4. Regional and International Outreach and Communication BOI-UNITAR GHS Phase II Project

17 June 2002 DENR - EMB consultations with stakeholders and Inter-Agency meetings, the DENR DAO and its Supplemental Guidance Document is now for signature of the DENR Secretary. Status of GHS Implementation by Concerned Agencies

18 June 2002 DENR - EMB An important component of DENR DAO is the provision for a transition period in Section V, as follows: Section V. Transition of Implementation Period 5.1Two (2) years of transition period after the effectivity of the Order shall be provided for complete and strict compliance for the following: CCO Chemicals PCL Chemicals 5.2 Two years after the aforesaid transition period, this Order shall take effect on the following : High Volume Toxic Chemicals 5.3 A year after the aforesaid two periods, this Order shall take effect on: 5.3.1Toxic Chemicals under the IATA and IMDG lists of dangerous goods. 5.4 On the sixth year and thereafter, similar succession for their mixtures shall be followed. Status of GHS Implementation by Concerned Agencies

19 June 2002 DENR - EMB EMB has been continuing the promotion of GHS Basic Principles and awareness raising and capacity building through seminars and lectures EMB is collaborating with SPIK on the classification of chemicals thru a special project called Technical Assistance and Training to Support DENR-EMB in the Adoption and Implementation of GHS Classification of Chemicals. Status of GHS Implementation by Concerned Agencies

20 June 2002 DOLE – OSHC and BWC The draft Guidelines for the Implementation Of Chemical Safety Program In The Workplace incorporating the provisions of GHS has been prepared by Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC) and the Bureau of Working Conditions (BWC) under the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). Several consultation meetings with tripartite partners were conducted by OSHC. The OSHC has conducted training and has continuing information activities on GHS (Seminar on the Safe Use of Chemicals at Work and Basic Course on GHS), conducted learning sessions and in-plant lectures on GHS. Status of GHS Implementation by Concerned Agencies

21 June 2002 Status of GHS Implementation by Concerned Agencies DOH - FDA The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), an agency under the Department of Health (DOH), has prepared the draft DOH DAO for household hazardous chemicals and consumer chemicals. Public consultations/meetings and internet consultations have been conducted by the DOH-FDA.

22 June 2002 Status of GHS Implementation by Concerned Agencies DOH – FDA The Department of Health has integrated GHS in its training for health personnel in 2012: 1. Post graduate course on Toxicology Administration and Management 2. Clinical Toxicology for Nurses 3. Roll out training on field management of toxic exposures at the community level

23 June 2002 DOTC and its Attached Agencies For Air and Water Transport, the DOTC will implement GHS through the UN Model Regulations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and the major legal instruments regulating transport of dangerous goods, e.g., International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) and International Civil Aviation Organization Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air (ICAO TI). For Land Transport, the DOTC has conducted consultations for the preparation of the GHS IRR or DAO for the said subsector. Status of GHS Implementation by Concerned Agencies

24 June 2002 DA - FPA With an existing labeling for pesticides, the FPA is waiting for the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO) to harmonize their guidelines with GHS principles first before amending their existing classification and labeling guidelines for pesticides. (Note: The WHO has published the WHO Recommended Classification of Pesticides by Hazard and Guidelines to Classification: 2009). Status of GHS Implementation by Concerned Agencies

25 June 2002 Status of GHS Implementation by Concerned Agencies DOF - BOC A Customs Memorandum Circular (CMC) was issued by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) to implement the provisions of GHS, with effectivity on 15 July The BOC will be able to monitor the import and export of all kinds of chemical substances, mixtures and products in accordance with the GHS as soon as the concerned agencies have issued their respective IRRs or DAOs requiring the adoption of GHS.

26 June 2002 DTI – BOI Aside from being the coordinating agency, BOI has conducted Trainings on Basic and Intermediate GHS for government personnel and stakeholders, in cooperation with SPIK, Integrated Chemists of the Philippines (ICP) and other member agencies and civil society groups. Status of GHS Implementation by Concerned Agencies

27 June 2002 Supporting Activities for Stakeholders Under GHS Phase 2 Project Train the Trainers Training The Train the Trainers Training was conducted by two (2) UNITAR experts in Manila on September 2011.

28 June 2002 Supporting Activities for Stakeholders Under GHS Phase 2 Project Nationwide Training of Stakeholders with Emphasis on SMEs As an offshoot of the Train the Trainers Training conducted by the UNITAR experts, the following trainings were conducted nationwide (in the major islands of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao) by the GHS Committee to popularize GHS in 2012, in collaboration with the following agency and civil society groups: Integrated Chemists of the Philippines (ICP), Ecological Waste Coalition of the Philippines, Inc (Ecowaste Coalition), Nationwide Association of Consumers, Inc. (NACI), Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC).

29 June 2002 Nationwide Training of Stakeholders with Emphasis on SMEs under GHS Phase 2 Project: TrainingParticipants 1. Basic GHS Training in Manila Representatives from the industry (manufacturing sector, freight forwarding/ trucking companies, jewelry sector, etc), civil society, academe, government and consumer sector.(80 participants) 2. Basic GHS Training in Davao (2 nd Batch) In cooperation with the Integrated Chemists of the Philippines (ICP) Academe, chemists of government and private laboratories, trucking and mfg. industry (65 participants

30 June 2002 Nationwide Training of Stakeholders with Emphasis on SMEs under GHS Phase 2 Project TrainingParticipants 3. GHS in Luzon (Nueva Ecija – Region 3) In cooperation with Ecowaste Coalition Representatives from Local Governments, both from the Office of the Mayor and the Environmental Management Office, DepEd - Alternative Learning System, DSWD, Academe (Professors and Students), YMCA, Hospital Administrators, Church Groups, Persons With Disability organizations and civil society groups (85) participants) 4. Basic GHS for Consumers in Northern Luzon (Region I) In cooperation with the Nationwide Association of Consumers, Inc. (NACI) 36 Chemistry teachers from twenty (20) public and private schools of Ilocos Sur 2 high school principals 2 representatives of DTI (40 total number of participants

31 June 2002 Nationwide Training of Stakeholders with Emphasis on SMEs under GHS Phase 2 Project TrainingParticipants 5. Basic GHS in National Capital Region In cooperation with Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC) Manufacturing industry (92 participants)) 6. GHS in Cebu City (Visayas) In cooperation with Ecowaste Coalition and co- sponsored by the University of City of Cebu-College of Law Participants from the Office of the Vice- Governor, City Mayor and City Councilor on the Local Government side. Also present were members from the Teachers Dignity Coalition, Transport Group, Youth Organization, Academe, Labor Groups and Consumer Groups (70 participants)

32 June 2002 Nationwide Training of Stakeholders with Emphasis on SMEs under GHS Phase 2 Project TrainingParticipants 7. Advanced GHS Training in Manila (3 days) In cooperation with the Integrated Chemists of the Philippines (ICP) Participants were those involved in chemical safety in the laboratory both academe and industry, research, production, transport and public health. (42 participants) 8. Basic GHS for Consumers in the Bicol Region (Region V) In cooperation with the Nationwide Association of Consumers, Inc. (NACI) 23 Chemistry teachers from schools in 3 Bicol Region provinces 2 representatives from Sorsogon Consumers Association (SORCAS) 2 representatives from Ligao Womens Club Total number of participants

33 June 2002 Nationwide Training of Stakeholders with Emphasis on SMEs under GHS Phase 2 Project TrainingParticipants 9. GHS in Quezon City (Metro Manila) In cooperation with Ecowaste Coalition and the National Movement of Young Legislators City legislators, barangay leaders, women groups and youth groups (80 participants) 10. Basic GHS for Consumers in Calabarzon (Region IV) In cooperation with the Nationwide Association of Consumers, Inc. (NACI) 100 Chemistry Teachers

34 June 2002 Other Strategies and Advocacy/Promotion Activities on GHS by the Government Reproduction and distribution of IEC materials such as posters, brochures (a 9-page brochure was developed by OSHC)* and chemical safety tips in government offices and industrial workplaces. Info campaign thru tri-media: Radio, TV and focus group discussions. * Attached

35 Awareness Raising & Capacity Building Activities Seminars/Workshops Conducted by JETRO/AOTS Type/TitleYearNo. of Seminars Conducted No. of Participants Basic Training/ Seminar on GHS2004 to 2005 (Manila, Phils.) 2009 (Tokyo, Japan) – under the AOTS – VINACHEM Training ? Basic Workshop on GHS2004 to 2005 (Manila, Phils.)4162 Intermediate Workshop on GHS2004 to 2005 (Manila, Phils.)341 Advanced Seminar/Workshop2005 (Manila, Phils.) 2007 (Tokyo, Japan) Instructors Training Course (in Tokyo, Japan) 2006 (Tokyo, Japan) 2007 (Tokyo, Japan) 2008 (Tokyo, Japan) GHS Practitioners Course2008 (Tokyo, Japan) 2009 (Tokyo, Japan) GHS Practical Skills Course2008 (Tokyo, Japan) 2010 (Tokyo, Japan) 2011 (Tokyo, Japan)

36 June Page 2-Page Brochure Prepared by SPIK

37 June 2002 GHS Poster in Pilipino

38 Thank You! Mabuhay!


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