A total of 1,010 participants joined the webinar conducted by the Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC) to celebrate the World Day for Safety and Health at Work with the theme, “Act together to build a positive safety and health culture” on 28 April.

“I am very pleased to welcome you to the OSHC mini webinar to celebrate the 2022 World Day for Safety and Health at Work with the theme “Act Together to Build a Positive Safety and Health Culture,” which highlights the importance of meaningful involvement of all stakeholders for the improvement of safety and health at work,” said Executive Director Noel C. Binag, CE, MPA.

The webinar featured a discussion on the Overview and Mechanics of the 12th Gawad Kaligtasan at Kalusugan (GKK), which aims to promote the culture of OSH by recognizing the best practices and achievements of businesses establishments and individuals in the field of OSH. Previous GKK winners were invited to share their best OSH practices and accomplishments in improving workplace safety and health. Engr. Joel Handugan, a Silver Awardee during the 11th GKK – Individual Category, shared his achievement as HSE Officer of the Energy Development Corporation – Mt. Apo Geothermal Project. Ms. Crisalie Alyssa Bautista imparted the best OSH practices of the Bagnos Multi-Purpose Cooperative, a Grand Winner for the 10th GKK – Micro/Informal Category. Engr. Norman S. Alpuerto shared the OSH policies and programs of Continental Temic Electronics Phils., Inc, a Bronze Awardee for the 11th GKK – Industry Category. Engr. Karrlou Cuenca Roda talked about the strict implementation of OSH programs and policies of the National Power Corporation – Agus 6/7 Hydroelectric Power Plant, National Bronze Awardee for the 11th GKK – Government Category.

The World Day for Safety and Health at Work is celebrated every 28 April globally. It is an awareness-raising campaign that aims to promote the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases and create a safe and healthy culture that can help reduce the number of work-related deaths and injuries.

END/Cha Diongzon