“We finally have the Guidelines on Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Public Sector and we need to capacitate government agencies in protecting their personnel from work-related injuries and diseases,” said Occupational Safety and Health Center Executive Director Noel C. Binag, CE.

The OSHC will be conducting the first batch of free on-line 40-hour Basic Occupational Safety and Health (BOSH) Training for future safety officers in the public sector  level 2 (SO2s) on September 14-18, 2020. The Guidelines require every government agency to have at least one trained safety officer.

The free online BOSH is open to government workers with permanent plantilla positions Qualified government workers may register through this link: https://tinyurl.com/BOSHSO2REG200914-18

Participants will be required to use laptop or desktop computers equipped with webcam and microphone. Updated computer softwares and a stable internet connection with a minimum speed of 3G and 8 GB of data allowance per day are also needed to join the training.

During the Enhanced Community Quarantine period, the OSHC developed modules for the mandatory OSH trainings fit for the on-line platform to enable the provision of training services while ensuring the protection of training participants and resource persons. 

Under the Joint Memorandum Circular No. 1 series of 2020 or the Guidelines on Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Public Sector, the OSHC is tasked to plan, develop   and implement OSH training programs for government agencies. 

END/ DJ Romero