WESTERN VISAYAS - Women's inclusion in the safety profession demonstrates their value and contribution to economic growth, emphasizing the necessity for occupational safety and health (OSH) rules that protect women. Hence the need to further expand policy and advocacy efforts to secure women's OSH, as evidenced by several research studies on women workers and their conditions of employment.
In this year's theme, "𝐖𝐄 𝐌𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐂𝐇𝐀𝐍𝐆𝐄 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐤 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐖𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧," we continue to nurture our women workers to inspire and be agents of positive change by developing their OSH expertise and advocating workplace policies and programs that promote women's rights.
In recent years, we have observed that women have gradually acquired a better standard in the workplace. They are attaining managerial positions and making up a more significant part of any working sector in the locality. Also, their presence in most of the office's safety officer training schedules implies their growing interest and competence in taking up safety leadership roles and responsibilities.
Therefore, we will continue to include our women in the safety profession. In any event, they are our vital partners in attaining OSH as a way of life, especially during pandemic times.