WESTERN VISAYAS - With Bacolod City retaining its alert level 1 status from April 16-30, the Safety Organization of Negros Occidental (SONO), in partnership with the Occupational Safety and Health Center – Region 6 (OSHC-R6), conducted the mandatory 40-hr Basic Occupational Safety and Health (BOSH) Training for Safety Officers 2 (SO2) at the DOLE-SWDC Bldg., Cottage Rd., Bacolod City, dated April 18-22, 2022.
The SONO, a recognized OSH network in Negros Occidental composed of DOLE-OSHC accredited OSH practitioners and consultants, facilitated the face-to-face training for the 45 newly certified safety officers 2 for the general industries. The SONO provided learning sessions composed of discussions and workshops to fully develop the technical skills and expertise of the participants throughout the training period.
“We thank the DOLE, the SONO, the employers who registered their workers for this training, and OSH advocates for making this training possible. Truly the advocacy of OSH is strong in Negros Occidental under the new normal,” said OSHC-Region 6 OIC Melveen Melocoton.
“Not all companies or individuals in Negros Occidental have strong internet connections or the required equipment to attend a 5-days virtual BOSH training. Hence, we are doing our best to organize these face-to-face safety officer training schedules to meet demands,” said SONO President Engr. Sherwin Jardeleza.
The SONO remains a valuable OSH partner in Western Visayas to achieve the OSHC’s Vision 1 Million. They will conduct more safety officer training schedules throughout the year to ensure compliance with RA 11058 and its IRR (DOLE-DO 198-18) in Negros Occidental.