The Employees’ Compensation Commission (ECC) in collaboration with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Regional Office No. 9 will hold a one-day seminar on the Employees’ Compensation and DOLE Livelihood Programs  for at least 100 companies  located in Zamboanga City and nearby provinces on November 17, 2011 at the Grand Astoria  Hotel in Zamboanga City.

The ECC, along with the DOLE, aims to increase awareness among regional stakeholders particularly  the employers,  human resource officers and the union representatives, on  the Employees’ Compensation Program (ECP)  and various DOLE  livelihood  programs and services.  This is in line with Labor Secretary Rosalinda-Dimapilis Baldoz’s call to enhance the provision of social protection to workers and strengthen linkages between attached agencies and DOLE regional offices for harmonious and synchronized implementation of DOLE Programs and projects.

The ECP seminar has three main components, namely: prevention,  compensation and the rehabilitation service. Resource speakers from the ECC will discuss about the Basic Accident Prevention and Occupational Safety and Health and   the benefits that may be availed of under the EC Program and the rehabilitation  services for occupationally-disabled workers (ODWs).  A representative from DOLE RO9 will talk about the various livelihood programs and services of the DOLE under the DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program.

The Employees’ Compensation Commission is an attached agency of the Department of Labor and Employment.  It is mandated by law to provide income, medical and related benefits and services to public and private sector workers in the event of work-connected sickness, injury or death.