A total of 45 safety officers from 33 companies attended a five-day Basic Occupational Safety and Health (BOSH) training held at the Hotel Ariana, Bauang, La Union on March 27-31.
The training was conducted by the Department of Labor and Employment-Regional Office No. I in cooperation with the Occupational Safety and Health Network of Region I (OSHNet-I).
In a press statement, Regional Director Nathaniel V. Lacambra lauded the OSHNet-I for partnering with the DOLE-RO I in efforts to continuously ensure safety and health in workplaces in the region.
“Again, we thank the OSHNet led by its President Juan Agtarap II for helping 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 Lacambra said.
He said workplace safety is one of the fundamental rights of workers which the DOLE aims to protect under its decent work framework.
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. END/Arly Sta. Ana-Valdez