In line with the campaign in achieving occupational safety and health in workplaces, the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) participates in the five-day Basic Occupational Safety and Health (BOSH) Training led by the Department of Labor and Employment’s Occupational Safety and Health Center (DOLE-OSHC) on October 8-12, 2018 at the B Hotel, Alabang.
The BOSH training is part of a program developed by DOLE in support to Article 162 of the Labor Code on mandatory occupational safety and health standards training to eliminate or reduce occupational safety and health hazards in workplaces. All the participants who finished the training course are now DOLE-certified Health and Safety Officers.
The training was attended by 45 participants – medical specialists, medical officers, nurses, administrative assistants, bacteriologists, science research analysts, medical technologists, mechanical plan supervisors, engineers, agriculturists, dormitory managers, warehousemen, chemists – from Committees under the Director’s Office and from the different divisions of RITM such as the Clinical Research Division, Laboratory Research Division, Administrative Division, and Biologicals Manufacturing Division.
This year’s congress seeks to emphasize the importance of OSH champions in promoting the Occupational Safety and Health Culture in the Philippines. Work safety and health professionals, employers, trade union representatives, policy makers and other stakeholders are invited to take part on 14 discussion points for the congress. Poster presentations and OSH-related products and services will also be showcased during the event.
The 16th National Occupational Safety and Health Congress is set to take place on November 20-21, 2018 at the Reception Hall, PICC, Pasay City. DOLE-OSHC aims to encourage participants to “Be an OSH Champion” and join them in their Vision 1 Million campaign.
by Patricia Lansang, Communication and Engagement Office [RITM Web Team]