Last year, the Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC) and its Regional Extension Units (REUs) conducted numerous free online OSH training nationwide. OSHC-REU VI alone conducted a total of 40 batches of free 10-hr BOSH training for Safety Officer 1. The program aimed to enhance workplace health and safety, and ease the burden on micro, small and medium businesses amid the gush of the CoVid-19 pandemic. 

Under DOLE Department Order 198 series of 2018, all establishment requires the training and appointment of a Safety Officer to ensure compliance with safety and health standards.

For this year, REU VI will continue to offer free mandatory OSH training programs such as 10-hr Basic Occupational Safety and Health (BOSH) Training for Safety Officer 1, 40-hr Basic Occupational Safety and Health (BOSH) Training for Safety Officer 2, and 40-hr Construction Safety and Health (COSH) Training for Safety Officer 2 to micro, small and medium enterprises via virtual conference.

“All of the concepts and principles of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) will be discussed in these training programs. We would like ensure that the provision of safety and health standards will be implemented in every workplace, not just merely for the compliance, but of course to ensure that all of you will not get sick or have the accidents.”  said Evelyn C. Tandayu, Division Chief, Environment Control Division.

“We will assist both the private and public sector in developing their OSH policies and programs to create a zero-accident culture in Western Visayas. Together with our OSH Networks and social partners, we will be able to fulfill the OSHC’s #Vision1Million,” stated Melveen Melocoton, OIC of OSHC-REU6.

Interested participants may visit SAFETYNETwork’s portal to choose their preferred date of training – https://bit.ly/3uCW4eu. Qualified registrants will need a stable internet connection and device with camera (desktop, laptop, tablet or smart phone) throughout the entire training. Participants who completed the training will receive their certificates of completion.

END/Samuel T. Alejandro