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OSHC and partners, acting together to build a positive safety and health culture

WESTERN VISAYAS - We enjoin the International Labour and Organization (ILO), the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), and our OSH partners in commemorating the World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2022 with the theme, โ€œ๐€๐œ๐ญ ๐ญ๐จ๐ ๐ž๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐ญ๐จ ๐›๐ฎ๐ข๐ฅ๐ ๐š ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฌ๐š๐Ÿ๐ž๐ญ๐ฒ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ก๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ญ๐ก ๐œ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž,โ€ event to enhance awareness and appreciation of OSH and elicit the cooperation and support of the workers, employers, and professional groups in building a positive safety and health culture.

The event will highlight the importance of social conversation and engagement in nurturing a favorable safety and health culture. A solid OSH system has been critical in protecting working environments and ensuring worker safety and health throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. This endeavor includes the meaningful participation of governments, employers, workers, public health actors, and all other relevant parties at the national and enterprise levels,

In the past years, we, in collaboration with OSH partners, made significant contributions in nurturing promising OSH champions to become the change agents of their workplaces and be role models for their co-workers. By 2021, the office catered a total of 3,937 participants who completed their safety officer certifications.

This year, the office continues to provide free safety officer training schedules, especially for distressed micro and small enterprises. The office also provides free 40-hr safety officer certification training schedules for establishments required under the OSH Standards for appointed safety officer 2 (SO2) in both the general and construction industries.

For information campaigns, the office has programmed a series of webinars, meetings, and distribution of IEC materials to expand further the awareness of OSH in the general public, especially Western Visayas.

โ€œWe must continue to strive toward building an effective safety and health culture in the entire region as we endure the pandemic and confront persistent OSH threats in the workplace,โ€ emphasized by OSHC-Region 6 OIC Melveen Melocoton.

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