“It is important to instill in the minds and hearts of students the importance of work safety and health. It is vital that they develop the culture of prevention which they will take with them into the professions that they will be having. This orientation is part of our Vision 1 Million Program which aims to develop millions of OSH champions to improve the efficiency of OSH policies and programs and strengthen the culture of safety and health in the Philippines,” said Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC) Director Noel C. Binag, CE.

The OSHC Regional Extension Unit (REU) VI conducted a series of OSH orientations for graduating business administration, tourism, criminology, maritime, education students from business administration, tourism, criminology, maritime, and education students on January 28-30, 2020.

The three-day activity is part of the 2020 PHINMA UI Career Ignition 201, a pre-employment induction for graduating students who will soon become part of the country’s labor force. OSHC REU VI Focal Melveen Melocoton discussed the importance of OSH, unsafe acts and conditions and different workplace hazards, as well as the salient provisions of RA 11058.

The orientation is part of the efforts of DOLE-OSHC to arm students with OSH information before they are exposed to the work environment as part of their education.

END/ DJ Romero with reports from M Melocoton