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OSHC trains OFWs on OSH

20 January 2017

The Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC) conducted an orientation on work safety and health for repatriated Overseas Filipino Workers during the welfare session organized by the    Oversees Workers Welfare Administration – Regional Welfare Office 6 (OWWA-RWO6) at the OWWA-RWO6 Office, Iloilo City.

OSHC Regional Extension Unit VI Focal Melveen Melocoton discussed OSHC’s programs and services to enlighten the attendees on the government’s commitment to eliminate/reduce work-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths.

"You may want to consider a career path in occupational safety and health. A lot of establishments are in need of safety officers to comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Standards,” said Melocoton to the participants.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Standards, a sufficient number of safety officers, who have finished the 40-hour Basic Occupational Safety and Health or Construction Safety and Health Trainings, must be employed by all establishments. The number of safety officers depends on the number of workers for every shift.

 

END/ M Melocoton

20 January 2017