“The Covid-19 pandemic has brought economic difficulties and we want to help equip companies, especially the distressed small and micro enterprises to keep their workers and workplaces safe and healthy,” said Occupational Safety and Health Center Executive Director Noel C. Binag, CE.

A total of 78 safety officers benefitted from three batches of free BOSH Training for safety officers level 1 (SO1s) this August.

During the Enhanced Community Quarantine period, the OSHC developed modules for the mandatory trainings to allow the migration of training services to the on-line platform and enable the provision of training services while ensuring the protection of training participants and resource persons.  All mandatory OSH trainings now include a module on the prevention and control of Covid-19

Priority is given to workers from distressed small and micro enterprises via screening during the pre-registration process. The OSHC will be conducting 20 more batches of free BOSH for SO1 trainings until December 2020.

Safety officers from establishments with better financial status may avail of the OSH trainings from the DOLE-accredited safety training organizations authorized to conduct on-line mandatory OSH trainings. The OSHC has implemented interim accreditation guidelines to ensure that the DOLE -accredited safety training organizations are able to deliver the same quality of OSH trainings in both face-to face and on-line platforms.

END/ DJ Romero