DOLE-OSHC and OSHNETS train 554 new safety officers in January
31 January 2017
A total of 554 new safety officers from 219 companies benefitted from the five batches of the Basic Occupational Safety and Health (BOSH) and six batches of Construction occupational Safety and Health (COSH) Trainings conducted by the Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC) in collaboration with the Occupational Safety and Health Networks in January of this year. The said trainings were conducted at the OSHC Main Office in Quezon City and in Baguio, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Lucena and Tuguegarao.
“We are grateful to our partners, particularly the OSHNETs and Safety Training Organizations for helping us bring the BOSH and COSH to more workers,” said OSHC Executive Director Noel C. Binag.
The BOSH and COSH Trainings are the 40-hour mandatory trainings for safety officers. Under the Occupational Safety and Health Standards, a sufficient number of safety officers, who have finished the BOSH or COSH Training, must be employed by all establishments. The number of safety officers depends on the number of workers for every shift. The e-BOSH on the other hand, may be taken by workers who are too busy to take five days off from work at their own pace for a maximum period of three months.