A total of 1,066 safety practitioners and consultants, OSH advocates, employers, and employees from various industries benefitted from the webinar conducted by the DOLE-OSHC Regional Extension Unit V on October 21, 2021.

This webinar featured a discussion on the Safe Use of Chemical at Work.

Engr. Roberto L. Aranas, Supervising Labor and Employment Officer of DOLE REU 5, discussed DOLE Department Order No. 136-14 or the guidelines for the implementation of GHS in the Chemical Safety Program in the Workplace. This issuance aims to protect workers and properties from the hazards of chemicals and to prevent and reduce the incidence of chemically induced accidents, injuries, illnesses, and death resulting in the use of chemicals at work.

Engr. Maria Elena Limen Diez, Officer-in-charge of DOLE-OSHC REU 8, discussed Chemical Safety Program (CSP). She enumerated the elements of CSP which include facilities, control measures, workers’ rights to know, storage requirement and inventory, waste management, information and training, personal protective equipment, work environment measurement, OH and medical surveillance, and emergency preparedness and response.

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