The COVID-19 pandemic has led governments, employers, workers, and the general population to face unprecedented challenges in relation to the virus and the many effects it has had on the world of work (International Labour Organization). The effects of the pandemic led to numerous realizations of enterprises especially on the importance of having occupational safety and health management systems.

In commemoration of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, the OSHC-Western Visayas organized the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Week Celebration from April 26-30 with the adopted theme, “Anticipate, prepare and respond to crises – Invest Now in Resilient Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Systems.” The series of activities will create venues for OSH advocates in all sectors to be part of the OSHC’s “Vision 1 Million” program wherein it aims to increase the level of recognition and respect for OSH as essential to the productivity & sustainability of any enterprise.

Together with OSH social partners and stakeholders, the celebration will provide opportunities to create and raise awareness, understanding and passion for OSH among the residents in Western Visayas, said OSHC-REU6 OIC Melveen M. Melocoton.