A total of 11, 863 workers from 3, 100 companies participated in the 21 webinars conducted by the Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC) in 2021.

“Webinars are very timely in giving out relevant information that would be helpful in ensuring the safety and health of our workers. I know that the COVID-19 pandemic has created many challenges, but it also forced us to give priority to the safety and health of our workers to reduce the number of incidents in the workplace while keeping businesses afloat” said Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC) Executive Director Noel C. Binag, CE.

Among the topics discussed were guidelines for the implementation of mental health workplace policies and programs, guidelines on ventilation of workplace and public transport to prevent and control the spread of COVID-19, indoor air quality, PPE testing standard, technical safety inspection and, OSH investigation, globally harmonized system of classification and labeling of chemicals, emergency preparedness, telecommuting act and ergonomics, penalties for violation of DO 198 and RA 11058, Asbestos and DO 154-16, construction heavy equipment testing, among others.

These webinars are part of the OSHC’s effort to conduct online public information campaign in the midst of the pandemic.

END/C Diongzon