WESTERN VISAYAS - A total of 39 micro and small enterprises (MSEs) in Iloilo completed the mandatory Basic Occupational Safety and Health (BOSH) training for safety officer 1 last September 28, 2022, at the John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University – Molo Campus. The OSHC-Region 6 conducted the free training to capacitate MSEs in complying with the DOLE – Department Order No. 198-18, otherwise known as the implementing rules and regulations of Republic Act 11058, “The Act Strengthening the OSH Standards and Providing Penalties for Violations Thereof.”
OSH is a discipline that focuses on the welfare, safety, and health of workers in all industries. Maintaining a safe and healthy workplace is a vital duty of every employer. A company’s OSH policies and programs must integrate coworkers, family members, managers, clients, and others who the employment environment can impact.
Company representatives learned the principles of hazard identification, risk assessment, and control. They also learned basic safety rules, workplace emergency preparedness, communicating OSH, and the employees’ compensation program. Also, a representative from the DOLE-Region 6 discussed the topic of the salient features of OSH legislation and administrative requirements.
“We are optimistic that through this series of face-to-face training for the MSEs, we will be able to capture their attention that OSH is not mere compliance but a way of life. And, it’s good for business,” said Melveen Melocoton – OSHC 6 Regional Manager.
“Through this training, MSEs will be able to develop their safety and health policies and programs comprehensively thru assistance and guidance from their certified safety officers,” he added.
The OSHC-Region 6 will be conducting more free face-to-face safety officer training schedules dedicated to the MSEs in Panay Island. For interested enrollees, please click the link to be redirected to the soonest available schedules in your area: https://tinyurl.com/boshso1panay