A total of 5,185 workers and benefitted from the mandatory and specialized training programs conducted by the Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC) and Occupational Safety and Health Networks in 2020.

This includes 4,878 workers from 2,898 companies who participated in the mandatory Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) courses – the 10-hour and 40-hour Basic Occupational Safety and Health (BOSH) Training for and Construction Occupational Safety and Health Training. Of this number, 2,344 participated on the on-line trainings.

Some 307 workers from 256 companies participated in six types of specialized trainings such as Managing Emerging Health-Related Problems at Work, Drugs Assessment Team Training, Seminar on the Safe Use of Chemicals at Work with Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, the 40-hour Industrial Hygiene Training, Training of Trainers on OSH, and Crane/Rigging Safety Training

During the Enhanced Community Quarantine period, the OSHC developed modules for the mandatory and specialized trainings to allow the migration of training services to the on-line platform and enable the provision of training services while ensuring the protection of training participants and resource persons.  All mandatory OSH trainings now include a module on the prevention and control of Covid-19.

END/ DJ Romero