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DOLE-CAR -SPOCAR TRAINS 211 SAFETY OFFICERS FOR FIRST QUARTER OF 2017

BAGUIO CITY - Some 211 Safety Officers from various government agencies and private establishments underwent the Basic Occupational Safety and Health (BOSH) Training and Construction Safety and Health (COSH) training conducted by the Department of Labor and Employment - CAR (DOLE-CAR) in partnership with the Safety Practitioners’ Organization Cordillera Administrative Region (SPOCAR) for the period January to April 2017.

DOLE-CAR OIC Regional Director Exequiel Ronie Guzman said the Cordilleras is a region booming in most industries and its constituents work hard at their jobs and show desire for the tasks assigned to them. And with the influx of investment setting up their businesses, the need for accredited safety and health officers is a must because of related hazards, seen in procedures materials and machines.

“Providing Health and Safety training for workers elevate their knowledge on proper and safe work practice, and allows them to keep up with the demands of industry and also enables them to comply with requirements of the DOLE-Bureau of Working Conditions (BWC) regarding their employee and their workplace.” Guzman stressed.

He said hazard identification, evaluation and control are the hallmarks of accident prevention and safety promotion and the value of the training extends beyond the workplace to its application in the home. A persons’ health, therefore becomes another investment to better productivity at work.

 “We work hand and hand SPOCAR led by its President Hollis Fernandez, 10th DOLE GKK Regional Winner under the individual category, for supporting us carry out the goals of the government in preventing accidents in the workplace through trainings and advocacy activities.  We are happy to note that more are becoming interested to take OSH trainings,” Director Guzman said.

The BOSH is a 40-hour mandatory training for safety officers. Under the Occupational Safety and Health Standards, a sufficient number of safety officers, who have finished the training, must be employed by all establishments. The number of safety officers depends on the number of workers for every shift. 

The BOSH training consists of 17 modules on safe and unsafe acts and conditions; materials handling and storage; occupational health; chemical, electrical, and machine safety; industrial hygiene, personal protective equipment; OSH legislation; the Employees Compensation Program; and the development of a safety and health policy and program suited to the needs of the company.  Also included is Drug Abuse in the workplace where officers of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Lecture on Drug Prevention, Identification and Control. 

COSH Trainings is for the protection and welfare of workers employed in the construction industry, the protection and welfare of the general public within and around the immediate vicinity of any construction worksite as well as the promotion of harmonious employer-employee relationships in the construction industry, and after consultations with the stakeholders in the construction industry.

 

APPROVED FOR RELEASE:

 

EXEQUIEL RONIE A. GUZMAN

OIC Regional Director

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