“One of the best ways we can give back the support given by our many OSH partners and the big impact it has on the Philippine work environment and the welfare of our workers is through taking part in international projects such as the Third Country Training Program (TCTP). This kind of training program is critical in equipping participants with the right knowledge, attitudes and skills to help them respond to OSH problems,” said Labor Undersecretary Lourdes Trasmonte during the opening of the second batch of the TCTP on Industrial Hygiene for Myanmar on November 8.

The TCTP is a special three-year program, with the second batch currently being held at the Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC), an attached agency of the Department of Labor and Employment.  Resource speakers from OSHC and DOLE will build the capacity of Myanmar labor officials on risk assessment, industrial hygiene principles, equipment maintenance, evaluation and control of environmental conditions and other occupational safety issues.

With financial support from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), this training resulted from Myanmar’s request submitted through the Japan-Southeast Asian Meeting for South-South Cooperation (J-SEAM) Mechanism and analysis of the findings of the OSHC project formulation team that visited Myanmar in 2009.

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