1st Occupational health and safety summit kicks off in W. Visayas

March 5, 2010 11:14 pm 

ILOILO CITY, March 5 – Some 200 occupational health and safety practitioners gathered here Friday for the first regional summit that was organized by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Western Visayas.

Salome Siation, chief of the DOLE’s Technical Services Division, said the gathering was geared towards strengthening of their compliance on occupational safety and health (OSH) reporting requirement and at the same time provide them of their needed training on health and safety.

The event anchored on the theme “Strengthening Tripartite Partnership Through OSH Networking Towards a Safe, Healthy and Productive Workplace.”

The summit, already an offshoot of the Regional Zero-Accident Program (ZAP) Conference held in December 2009 where an OSH Network, was created in pursuit of attaining zero-accident in all workplaces in the region.

The activity served as avenue for the participants to gather “significant information on safe and healthy work practices which they could use or adopt when they go back to their respective workplaces.”

OSH Practitioners in the region whose achievements have gained national recognition also shared their companies’ best practices which the participants could use for benchmarking.

The activity was graced by Occupational Safety & Health Center (OSHC) Executive Director Ma. Teresita S. Cucueco. (PNA)

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