Some 224 participants and thousands of viewers on Facebook benefitted from the KamOSHtahan webinar conducted by the Occupational Safety and Health Center – Regional Extension Unit (OSHC-REU) III on July 31, 2020.

“KamOSHtahan is now OSHC’s regular activity in promoting and giving information to prevent and control COVID-19. During this pandemic, workers need a lot of assistance and we in the DOLE are united in ensuring the protection of workers,” said OSHC Executive Director Noel C. Binag, CE.

 DOLE Region III Director Ma. Zenaida Angara-Campita reported that they have recorded around 13,000 displaced workers as a result of temporary and permanent closure of establishments but assured the workers that they will continue to provide support and assistance. “This pandemic allows us to explore new challenges on how to implement the programs… This is the call of times. This is the new normal. We have to live with it and face the challenges of this pandemic”, said RD Campita.

Dr. Darryl Lucian Bautista, one of the occupational health officers of OSHC, discussed the nature of Covid-19 and how it can be prevented and controlled in the workplace. Mr. Dennis Capule, a columnist REMATE News Central, spoke about OSH resources which are accessible to everyone through online platforms. On the other hand, Occupational Health Officer and DOLE Accredited Practitioner Dr. Jose Saporne shared experiences of the JBL Memorial General Hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mr. Jose Roberto Navata, OIC DOLE Clark Satellite Office discussed labor standards and programs and Employee’s Compensation Commission REU III’s Danica Lacson gave a lecture on the claims and benefits that workers may avail for work-related diseases and injuries.

END DJ Romero with reports from C Diongzon