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.
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.
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.
O - Outstanding professionalism
S - Service with dedication
H - Honesty and integrity
C - Competent workforce
OSHC Organization Chart and Officials
Directory of Officials
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
Noel C. Binag, CE - Executive Director
Engr. Jose Maria S. Batino - Deputy Executive Director
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 research 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 Labeling 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 work sites 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 collaboration 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 surveillance 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 training 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.
TRAINING AND PUBLIC INFORMATION DIVISION (TPID)
AVAILMENT OF OSHC TRAINING FACILITIES
Schedule of Availability of Service:
Who may avail of the Services:
What are the Requirements:
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||
||within 1 day||
|2||Submit FM-TPID-Function Request Form and Letter of Agreement||
within 1 day
within 2 hours
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||
||within 1 hour||FAD Staff||Official Receipt|
|END OF TRANSACTION|