The Occupational Safety and Health Center offered free mandatory occupational safety and health training for micro and small enterprises to help establishments be compliant with the provisions of DOLE Department Order 198, series of 2018, and other workplace safety and health issuances.

“I am surprised at the work being done, despite the COVID pandemic, there are many training nationwide being offered for free to provide the core elements of safety and health, the core of being aware, the core of knowing what the hazards and risks are, knowing how to protect these hazards that exist and making sure we are safe, we are healthy and our well-being is ensured,” said Executive Director Ma. Teresita S. Cucueco, MD, CESO III.

About 487 batches of 10-hr BOSH training for Safety Officer 1 were conducted by the OSHC Regional Extension Units from January to December this year. A total of 21, 278 individuals attended the said learning. Of this number, 17,434 participated via zoom conferencing.

Meanwhile, some 3,977 new safety officers were trained for the mandatory 40-hr BOSH for safety officer 2 (SO2) in cooperation with the Occupational Safety and Health Networks (OSHNets).