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Vision

A healthy and well-protected working population in a caring and responsive work-environment brought about by sound OSH policies and laws, research, training, information exchange, technical expertise and extensive networking.

Mission

To develop effective, responsive, and sustainable OSH programs, policies and services; promote excellent management of resources and foster mutually beneficial linkages that will create a healthy and safe work environment for workers in all industries.


Mandate

The Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC) was established as the nationally recognized authority on safety and health research, training, information and technical expertise.  The OSHC pursues in partnership with the public and private sectors the attainment of a healthy and safe working environment through responsive and sustainable OSH programs and policies.  It also targets the effective delivery of quality services.  The OSHC aims to increase productivity through better working environment, decrease in manpower and economic lose caused by occupational accidents and diseases, and to improve welfare of workers and their families.

 

OSHC CREDO

O - Outstanding professionalism

S - Service with dedication

H - Honesty and integrity

C - Competent workforce

 

Date Published: July 22, 2009

1st revision: July 2013

2nd revision: December 2015

OSHC Organization Chart and Officials

 


 

Directory of Officials
 
Governing Board
 
    Secretary Silvestre H. Bello                           - Chairperson
    Undersecretary Ciriaco A. Lagunzad, III     - Chairman-Alternate
    Dionisio C. Ebdane, Jr.                                     - Member-Designate (GSIS)
    Brenda P. Viola, MD                                          - Member-Designate (SSS)
    Ramon F. Aristoza, Jr.                                     - Member-Designate (PHIC)
    Vacant                                                                  - Member-Representing Mgt.
    Carlito P. Roble                                                  - Member-Representing Labor
    Stella Z. Banawis                                              - Member– ECC
 
Officials
 
    Noel C. Binag, CE                                    I         - Executive Director
    Engr. Jose Maria S. Batino                              - Deputy Executive Director

 

Functions

ENVIRONMENT CONTROL DIVISION
 

The Environment Control Division (ECD) works toward eliminating work environment hazards and risks and controlling their ill effects on workers. They conduct practical researches to determine the presence of harmful environmental contaminants that affect workers’ safety and health in enterprises, government offices, as well as in informal sector workplaces. ECD carries out work environment measurements (WEM) to evaluate level of exposure to chemicals like solvents, heavy metals, toxic gases, and physical agents like noise, heat, vibration and illumination. They also evaluate ventilation systems and recommend control measures to eliminate hazards and conduct training courses on industrial ventilation, chemical safety industrial hygiene, and Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals. It also provides technical inputs in aid of OSH policy formulation, chemical management, emergency preparedness and response and related industrial hygiene concerns.
 

SAFETY CONTROL DIVISION

The Safety Control Division (SCD) conducts continuing studies, researches, safety audits and technical inspections in worksites particularly on hazardous machines, processes and operation. It undertakes practical testing on the safe use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and sets standard specifications for the production of PPE and other safety devices. The SCD also develops technical guidelines and test procedures for safety performance checks and provides technical advice to correct unsafe conditions in workplaces.

Beginning in 2014, the OSHC has been certified by the TESDA as an assessment center for Scaffolding Erection NCII. The Assessment is conducted by the SCD. The SCD also conducts training for the Fire Safety Practitioners in collaboation with Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) and the Construction Safety Training - one of the 40-hour mandatory trainings for the safety officers in the construction industry.
 

HEALTH CONTROL DIVISION

The work of the Health Control Division (HCD) entails the conduct of scientific researches on occupational health which will serve as  basis for policy formulation and the design of programs to prevent occupational accident and diseases, promote workers'  health and create a safe and comfortable working environment. The HCD formulates medical sureveillance programs to assist enterprise in monitoring workers' health through medical examinations audiometry, pulmonary  function test, health hazard evaluation for the early detection of occupational diseases. The Division also designs OH policies and programs for establishments and conducts trainings on work-relatedness of diseases, ergonomics; prevention and control of drug abuse, TB,  HIV/AIDs, Hepatitis B, and lifestyle-related diseases.

The diagnostic laboratory of HCD is among the few laboratories in the country that provides biological monitoring services to assess exposures to heavy metals and organic solvents. The laboratory follows a stringent quality assurance system to ensure the accuracy and precision of measurements being done. It is enrolled in the US Centers for Disease Control's Lead and Multi-element Proficiency  (LAMP) program which is voluntary laboratory standardization program on quality assurance.

Its pool of OH experts assist in the review and uploading of the list of occupational illnesses as prescribed in PD 626 (Employees' Compensation and Sate Insurance Fund).      
 

TRAINING AND PUBLIC INFORMATION DIVISION

As the lead training organization on workers’ safety and health, the OSHC has the Training and Public Information Division (TPID)  which plans, organizes and conducts OSH trainings such as the Basic Occupational Safety and Health (BOSH) training, OSH orientations and OSH Appreciation Courses for a broad range of clientele: government (including those involve in labor standards enforcement), trade unions, employer groups, offices of establishments, professionals like nurses, doctors, engineers, human resource officers, OFWs and workers from undeserved sectors.

The TPID develops various training modules on OSH and training support materials. It also conducts information dissemination activities through information campaigns, press conferences and dialogues with different industry of worker groups. It develops information, education and communication materials such as posters, brochures, flyers, videos and OSH promotional materials.
 

FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION DIVISION

The Finance and Administrative Division (FAD) provides fiscal and financial management, human resource development, procurement of supplies, and general building maintenance in support of the total operations of the Center. They support all the activities of the Center’s technical divisions.

 

FRONTLINE SERVICES

TRAINING AND PUBLIC INFORMATION DIVISION (TPID)

AVAILMENT OF OSHC TRAINING FACILITIES

 

Schedule of Availability of Service:

  • Monday to Friday
  • 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Who may avail of the Services:

  • Any client/company who intends to rent OSHC Training Facilities

What are the Reqirements:

  • Request letter addressed to the OSHC Executive Director including Date, Time and Nature of Activity

Fees: Rent of Facilities (see rates below)

How to avail of the Service:

Step Applicant/Client Activity Duration of Activity Person in Charge Fees  Form
1 Submit Letter of Request to the Office of the Executive Director
  1. Secure approved request from the Office of the Executive Director
  2. The TPID Staff check availability of training facilities
  3. Contact requesting party to confirm availability of facilities
within 1 day

TPID staff

none  
2 Submit FM-TPID-Function Request Form and Letter of Agreement
  1.  The TPID prepares FM-TPID-Function Request Form and Letter of Agreement to be signed by Client.
  2. The TPID submits signed Request Form and Letter of Agreement to the FAD for the preparation of Statement of Account.
  3. The FAD prepares Statement of Account after the use of the
    facilities.

within 1 day

 

 

 

within 2 hours

 TPID Staff


 FAD  Staff

see Schedule of Fees
FM-TPID-Function Request Form

Letter of Agreement

Statement of Account
3 After use of the facilities, the client/company pays at the Cashier
  1.  The Cashier issues Official Receipt to client
within 1 hour FAD  Staff   Official Receipt
     END OF TRANSACTION

  

 

ENVIRONMENT CONTROL DIVISION (ECD)

REQUEST FOR WORK ENVIRONMENT MEASUREMENT (WEM) SERVICES

 

Schedule of Availability of Service:

  • Monday to Friday
  • 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Who may avail of the WEM Services:

  • Any client/company who intends torequest work environment measurement

What are the Reqirements:
  1. Request letter addressed to the OSHC Executive Director indicating nature of company business and the purpose of the request.
  2. Service Agreement indicating the parameters requested and obligation to pay the service fee

Fees: download Schedule of Fees

How to avail of the Service:

Step Applicant/Client Activity Duration of Activity Person in Charge Fees Form
1 Submit Letter of Request to the Office of the Executive Director
  1. Secure approved request from the Office of the Executive Director
  2. The ECD coordinates the WEM Services and informs the Client of the requirements based on the FM-ECD Request Form
within 1 day ECD Staff None  
 2 Submit accomplished request form to ECD
  1. Upon submission of the accomplished ECD request form by the Client, the ECD Staff confirms the schedule (includes Plant/Company/Factory shutdown or production shutdown), the ECD gathers needed information for the conduct of the actual environment measurement of the company.
  2. The Client submits to the ECD the WEM Confirmation Form.
  3. Upon receipt of the Conformation Form, the ECD prepares the Service Agreement for signature of the Client
 within 1.5 days upon submission of forms
   

 FM-ECD-WEM- Request Form

 

 

WEM Confirmation Form

3 Submit signed conforme
  1. Upon submission of the signed Service Agreement, the ECD submits Service Agreement Form (indicating reagents/chemical/materials) to be used for the conduct of the WEM Services to FAD.
  2. The FAD prepares Statement of Accounts for the Conforme/signature of the Client.
  3. Upon receipt of the signed Conforme, the ECD schedules the conduct of the WEM Service
 within 1.5 days upon submission of Conforme

ECD Staff

FAD Staff

 

Service Agreement Form

 

Statement of Account

 4  
  1. After receipt of WEM Services result, the Clients pay to the Cashier the WEM Services charges.
  2. The Cashier issues Official Receipt to Client
     
 within 4 hours

FAD Staff

 None Official Receipt
END OF TRANSACTION

  

SAFETY CONTROL DIVISION (SCD)

TESTING OF PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) SERVICES

 

Schedule of Availability of Service:

  • Monday to Friday
  • 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Who May Avail of the Service:

  • Any client/manufacturing company requesting for technical assistance in the testing of Personal Protective Equipment (includes Hard hats, Safety Shoes, Safety Spectacles, safety Goggles, Face Shiel, Fall Protection Equipment)

What are the Requirements:

  • Request letter addressed to the OSHC Executive Director indicating specimen to be tested.

Fees: download Schedule of Fees

How to avail of the Service:

Step Applicant/Client Activity Duration of Activity Person in Charge Fees Form
1

Submit Letter of Request to the Office of the Executive Director indicating specimen to be tested

Accomplish Service Agreement Form

  1. Secure Approved request from the Office of the Executive Director
  2. The SCD coordinate with Client regarding required number of specimen for testing as indicated in the Service Agreement Form
within 1 day SCD Staff None Service Agreement Form
2 Submit required number of specimen for testing
  1. Upon receipt of requirements for Testing, the SCD coordinates the schedule of testing
 within 1 day upon notification  SCD Staff see attached rates  
3 Witness actual testing of specimen
  1. Prepare testing equipment and materials
  2. Conduct testing of PPE
  3. Record data on actual test result form
  4. Prepare Test Result Form and Transmittal letter to client whether passed or failed
  5. Submit Service Agreement Form to FAD
  6. FAD prepares Statement of Account
  7. If passed, update database of PPE distributors, manufacturers
within 2 days SCD staff  

Safety Test Result Form




 

Statement of Account

4

Client receives statement of account from FAD and pay the bill to cashier

Client gets the Test Result from SCD

  1. Issues Official Receipt
 within 1 day

FAD Staff

 

  Official Receipt
END OF TRANSACTION

  

HEALTH CONTROL DIVISION (HCD)

SPECIAL MEDICAL EXAMINATION: CLINICAL TOXICOLOGY

(Biological monitoring of heavy metals and organic solvents)

 

Schedule of Availability of Service:

  • Monday to Friday
  • 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Who May Avail of the Service:

  • Any client/company who request for anual/special medical examination

What are the Requirements:

  • Request letter addressed to the OSHC Executive Director indicating nature of company business.

Fees: download Schedule of Fees

How to avail of the Service:

Step Applicant/Client Activity Duration of Activity Person in Charge Fees Form
1 Submit Letter of Request to the Office of the Executive Director
  1. Secure approved request from the Office of the Executive Director
  2. The Health Control Division (HCD) through the nurse coordinates/schedules the examination
  3. Inform requesting company of the requirements needed
within 2 days HCD Staff None None
2  
  1. The Nurse informs the diagnostic laboratory of the examination to be conducted.
  2. Laboratory staff prepare equipment and reagents. needed for laboratory analysis
  3. Nurse prepares and sends service agreement for laboratory service to company.
  4. Medical technologist prepares materials and speciment collection, storage, handling and transport to OSHC diagnostic laboratory
within 3 days HCD staff   (see schedule of fees)
 3 Submit signed service agreement to HCD

For speciment collection to be conducted by company-engaged phlebotomist or focal health personnel:

  1. Release of maerials and instructions for specimen. collection, storage, handling and transport to company.

For OSHC-assisted specimen collection:

  1. Inform requesting company of schedule, transportation and logistics requirements:
  2. Request for Memo Order, itinerary and trip ticket
  3. conduct of spcimen collection
 within 3 days  HCD Staff none none
4 Submit specimens collected to HCD
  1. Nurse records and endorses received specimens to laboratory
  2. The Nurse prepares request for Statement of Account (SOA) and forward to the accounting Section

within 1 day

winthin 3 days

HCD staff none SOA
5  
  1. Medical technologist process and analyze specimen submitted
  2. Medical technologist forward result to nurse
  3. The Nurse forward result to the HCD Division Chief for approval.
within 7 days HCD staff    
6 After completion of examination, the company pays at the FAD Cashier
  1. The cashier issues Official Receipt to the company
  2. The company shows the OR to the Nurse then HCD releases the results
within 1 day HCD and FAD staff none  
END OF TRANSACTION

 

*PROCEDURE IN FILING COMPLAINT

  1. Write or email us or fill up the feedback or complaint form.  Please indicate the following:
    1. Your complete name and signature
    2. Your complete address and contact numbers
    3. Date and Time of incidence
    4. The specific grievance, acts or omissions committed/being complained about where our official/employee has violated the Service Standards as indicated in the OSHC Citizen’s Charter
    5. Whether you request for a preliminary investigation or suggest corrections/improvements.
  1. File complaint through the following means:
    1. Drop in the designated feedback/complaint box.
    2. Submit to the Division Head of the person being complained of
    3. Submit to the Office of the Executive Director (OED) or the Personnel-FAD located at the 3rd Floor, OSHC Building, North Avenue corner Agham Road, Diliman, Quezon City
  2. Both parties will be given a chance to explain their side either through verbal or written explanation within 24 hours upon receipt of complaint.
  3. Attend the preliminary hearing immediately if filed through the Division Head/OED/Personnel-FAD or on the date indicated in the notice of hearing.
  4. Exepect to receive a notice or letter indicating the actions taken by the OSHC on your grievance, acts of omission commited or suggestion on improving the delivery of services to the public through email, fax or mail.  


 Occupational Safety and Health Center Feedback Form


MAIN OFFICE
North Avenue corner Agham Road, Diliman, Quezon City
Tel. Nos.: 929-6036 to 39 Fax No.: 929-6030
E-mail Address: oshcenter@oshc.dole.gov.ph / oshc_dole@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.oshc.dole.gov.ph

OSHC REGIONAL EXTENTION UNIT (CAR) 
DOLE -CAR, Cabinet Hills, Baguio City
Mobile No.: 09278402634, 09321154113
e-mail: reucar@yahoo.com.ph

OSHC REGIONAL EXTENTION UNIT II
DOLE RO 2, Turingan Building, Campos St., Caritan Centro, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan
Mobile No.: 09989684854
e-mail: oshc_ro2@yahoo.com.ph

OSHC REGIONAL EXTENTION UNIT IV-A
DOLE RO 4A, 3 and 4/F, Andenson Building II, Parian, Calamba City, Laguna
Mobile No.: 09989684849
e-mail: oshc_r4a@yahoo.com

 OSHC REGIONAL EXTENTION UNIT V
DOLE RO 5, Doña Aurora St., Old Albay, Legaspi City
Mobile No.: 09989684853
e-mail: oshcro5@gmail.com * oshcbicol@gmail.com

OSHC REGIONAL EXTENTION UNIT VI
DOLE RO 6, Swan Rose Building, Commission Civil St. Jaro, Iloilo City
Mobile No.: 09989684852
e-mail: oshc.region6@gmail.com

OSHC REGIONAL EXTENTION UNIT VII
6/F DOLE Bldg., Gorordo Avenue corner Gen. Maxilom Avenue, Cebu City
Tel. Nos.: (032) 266-8382 / 266-9580
e-mail: oshccebu@yahoo.com

OSHC REGIONAL EXTENTION UNIT VIII 
DOLE RO 2, Turingan Building, Campos St., Caritan Centro, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan
Mobile No.: 09989684854
e-mail: oshc_ro2@yahoo.com.ph

OSHC REGIONAL EXTENTION UNIT IX
DOLE RO VIII,  DOLE Bldg., Trese Martines, Tacloban City, Leyte
Tel No. (053) 8323056 Mobile No: 09985914897 
e-mail: oshc_9@yahoo.com

OSHC REGIONAL EXTENTION UNIT X
DOLE RO 10, G/F Montecarlo Bldg., RER Subdivision, Kauswagan Highway, Cagayan de Oro City
Tel. Nos.: (088)851-1233 / (08822) 721-316
e-mail:oshccdo@gmail.com

OSHC REGIONAL EXTENTION UNIT XI
DOLE RO 11, 4/F Davao Ching Printers Bldg., corner Dacudao Ave. and Lakandula Sts.Agdao, Davao City
Mobile No.: 09989684849
e-mail: oshcregionxi@yahoo.com

OSHC REGIONAL EXTENTION UNIT XII
DOLE RO 12, 102 Acepal Building, Mabini Extension, Koronadal City
Mobile No. : 09989684850


OSHC REGIONAL EXTENTION UNIT CARAGA
DOLE RO 13, Nimfa Tiu Bldg., JP Rosales Avenue Butuan City
Mobile No.: 09274403737
e-mail:oshccaraga13@yahoo.com


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