Industrial hygienists, occupational safety and health professionals, and professionals in the fields of chemistry, engineering, acoustics, ergonomics, human factors, and biosafety are invited by the Department of Labor and Employment to avail of the free 40-hour Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene (IH) Training on May 31-June 4, 2021.

To be conducted online by the Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC), an attached agency of the DOLE, the training is open to those who have completed the 40-hour Basic Occupational Safety and Health or Construction Safety and Health Training.

“We hope to capacitate more workers to become qualified industrial hygienists so they can help their companies implement sound programs on industrial hygiene and ensure that their work environments are safe and healthy,” said OSHC Executive Director Noel C. Binag, CE.

The five-day training workshop is an introductory course outlining the broad principles of industrial hygiene as the basis for anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and controlling various health hazards that may be present in the working environment.

It will also feature discussions on related laws and regulations, human physiology and toxicology, chemicals, hazard recognition, confined spaces, indoor air quality, ventilation, and IH programming.

Interested participants may register via the online nomination form in this link:  for evaluation.

Nomination is on a “first come first served” basis. Qualified registrants will be notified of their confirmed slot and will be receiving the link to the Online Registration Form at their provided email address.

For any inquiry, interested participants may contact Ms. Christine Marie L. Pangindian or Mr. Raymark R. Fernando at the telephone numbers (02) 89242412 or 8929-6037 loc. 209 and through email at

Those who will be accepted must use laptop or desktop computers equipped with a webcam and microphone.

Updated computer software and a stable internet connection with a minimum speed of 3G and 8GB of data allowance per day are also needed to participate in the training.

END/DOLE -IPS with a report from DJ Romero