“Even with the restrictions brought about by the community quarantine, we at the Occupational Safety and Health Center strive to continue providing workers, especially those from the vulnerable sectors, with training and education on work safety and health,” said OSHC Executive Director Noel C. Binag, CE.

Three batches of free BOSH Training for safety officers level 1 (SO1s) were conducted for workers from distressed micro and small enterprises this July.

Priority is given to workers from distressed small and micro enterprises via screening during the pre-registration process. Safety officers from establishments with better financial status may avail of the OSH trainings from the DOLE-accredited safety training organizations authorized to conduct on-line mandatory OSH trainings. The OSHC has implemented interim accreditation guidelines to ensure that the DOLE -accredited safety training organizations are able to deliver the same quality of OSH trainings in both face-to face and on-line platforms.

During the Enhanced Community Quarantine period, the OSHC developed modules for the mandatory 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