“We are proud to say that we have maintained our ISO 9001:2015 certification with zero non-conformities. The Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC) has been ISO 9001:2015 certified for four years now and the many efforts we have made to overcome the challenges have indeed paid off,” said OSHC Executive Director Noel C. Binag, CE.

“I would like to thank the TUV Rheinland, who worked with us through this first on-line ISO audit.  I would also like to commend the OSHC staff who worked hard to ensure that all procedures were followed and that our services are carried out efficiently and with utmost quality even in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic,” he added.

The on-line audit was conducted on December 9, 2020 and the OSHC has maintained certification for the  In-house Basic Occupational Safety and Health (BOSH) Training, conduct of Work Environment Measurement, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Testing, Information Dissemination, Health Services excluding X-Ray and Spirometry and support processes such as human resource management, procurement, billing, repair and maintenance of IT equipment, security, control of records and documents, handling communications, internal audit, and general services.

The OSHC was cited for positive findings such as commendable process for the design and dissemination of Covid-19 IEC materials, use of a dry run as a validation process for the on-line in-house BOSH Training, the on-going renovation of all training and comfort rooms, procurement of a new 29-seater bus, hiring additional manpower , approved IT strategic plan for procurement of equipment, a program to enhance the competency and organizational knowledge in PPE testing, and a 95% customer satisfaction rating.

END/DJ Romero