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WESTERN VISAYAS – The Occupational Safety and Health Center Regional Extension Unit successfully officiated a Basic OSH Training for Safety Officer 1 for the civil servants of the Local Government Unit of Jordan-Guimaras, in compliance to the Civil Service Commission-Department of Health and Department of Labor and Employment Joint Memorandum Circular CSC-DOH-DOLE JMC no. 1 Series of 2020 or also known as the Occupational Safety and Health OSH Standards for the Public Sector.

The training was empowered and welcomed by the Officer-in-Charge-Chief of the Environment Control Division of the Occupational Safety and Health Center, Evelyn C. Tandayu and was followed by the inspirational message thereafter of the Municipal Mayor of Jordan-Guimaras, Honorable Ruben B. Corpuz.

“This is very timely… This is our way of expanding your knowledge in order to ensure the Safety and Health not only for ourselves in our offices, but you can extend this also to the community in your respective areas. We hope that you will be able to enjoy, and learn as well the principles of Occupational Safety and Health.” – Evelyn C. Tandayu

Considering the continuing influx of changes in the working environment brought about by industrialization, globalization, and technological advancement affecting the health and wellness of government workers in the workplace, there is a need to enhance and to further improve the existing working conditions in all government agencies. It is very commendable how the Local Government Unit of Jordan-Guimaras endeavor for a better working condition in their municipality.

“I hope that this training will make us a better municipality for we will be inspired most especially in SAFETY… We cannot compromise safety, bisan diin kita ya, kag kun ano man ang ginahimo naton halin sa aton panimalay asta sa aton mga ubra, we should not compromise safety. I hope that ang banwa sang Jordan will be a model for all of the municipalities of Guimaras.” – Mayor Corpuz

The training included two special discussions: the Control and Management of Covid-19 in the workplace; and Employees Compensation Program. The training also included a 2-hours training for trainers which was designed to widen the base of qualified and competent OSH trainers and features discussions and skill-building activities in the development, conduct, and management of OSH courses.

The successful collaboration of Occupational Safety and Health Center 6 and Local Government Unit of Jordan-Guimaras resulted production of 37 newly certified safety officers 1 who will advocate Occupational Safety and Health.

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