WESTERN VISAYAS – The Occupational Safety and Health Center successfully conducted the fourth episode of its KamOSHtahan sa Rehiyon 6 – PagOSHwag Session with the theme, “Occupational Health Practitioners Uniting Towards a Healthy Culture in Western Visayas,” via teleconference last February 23, 2021. With nearly 300 participants, the webinar on the vital roles of occupational health practitioners in OSH compliance and culture was welcomed by the OSHC Executive Director Engr. Noel C. Binag and with the inspirational message of the DOLE-Regional Office 6 Director Engr. Cyril L. Ticao.

“During this pandemic period, our occupational health personnel play a very critical role in the prevention and control of illnesses and injury in the workplace and most especially the Covid-19 pandemic. We need your technical expertise, people who are expert in occupational health who are capable of helping us ensure that the workplace is safe and healthy,” shared by Engr. Noel C. Binag.

Moreover, Deputy Executive Director Engr. Nelia G. Granadillos also shared the good news that the center is now offering free training to everyone. “Now that we are in the pandemic, we offer all our training courses free of charge para sa inyong lahat,” said by Engr. Granadillos.

The participants were informed by topics on Guidelines in DOLE-OSHC Health Practitioner Accreditation by Dr. Maria Revelyn B. Galura of OSHC, Duties of Occupational Health Personnel in COVID-19 Prevention and Control by OSH Practitioner Janeby J. Sun, and Roles of Occupational Health Personnel in DOLE OSH Reportorial Documentation by Mark James S. Andayog, Officer-in-Charge of OSHC Region 5.

The session was attended by the company doctors, company nurses, engineers, owners/heads, HR managers, supervisors, occupational health personnel, OSH compliance officers, public health workers, OSH professionals, and the academe.

The KamOSHtahan: PagOSHwag Session OSHC-REU6 is a series of webinars on sectoral-based advocacy related to compliance and culture that aims to gather all OSH advocates and champions and provide a setting for discussions on current situations and best practices in the region.