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Mandatory safety training now online

Cebu City, Philippines. The mandatory safety training conducted by the Occupational Safety and Health (OSHC) is now online.

According to Engr. Gines Timosa of the OSHC-Regional Extension Unit-7, presently, it’s the Training for Safety Officer I that’s being conducted online. And the same, he said, is being facilitated for the mean time by the OSHC-Central Office, while the facilities at the Regional level are being upgraded.

He reminded those interested to take the training to be wary of other safety training organizations as not all are accredited by the OSHC.

“Not all safety training organizations are authorized to conduct mandatory safety trainings unless they’ve passed the qualificatory screening made the OSHC-Central Office,” said Engr. Timosa.

DOLE-7 Regional Director Salome O. Siaton, who also sits at Chairperson of the DOLE Regional Coordinating Committee (DOLE RCC-7) where the OSHC REU-7 is a member, cautions all of those who want to undergo the mandatory safety trainings to be vigilant and to always check at the website of the OSHC whether or not the Safety Training Organizations or STOs offering trainings are legitimate.

“Normally, in Central Visayas, we have the OSHC conducting trainings as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Network (OSHNET-Central Visayas) and a few others like the Cebu Contractors Association,” said the Regional Director.

She added that due to the present situation, trainings and seminars or even meetings are now done online in order to observe the safety and health measures during the pandemic.

The safety trainings normally conducted would include the following, namely: Basic Occupational Safety and Health Training (BOSH); Construction Safety and Health Training (COSH); Construction Safety Training; Appreciation Course on OSH; Appreciation Course for a Drug-Free Workplace; Crane Safety; Forklift Safety; Training on Managing Emerging Health Issues in the Workplace; Seminar on the Safe use of Chemicals at Work; Training on Industrial Ventilation; Work Environment Measurement Training Workshop; Training on Assessment Teams for a Drug-Free Workplace; Training on the Work-Relatedness of Diseases; Training on Ergonomics in the Workplace; Scaffold Safety Training; Training of Trainers on OSH; and Training for Fire Safety Practitioners.

Almost all of the services of the OSHC REU-7 are done online except for the interview of the OSHC Practitioner. For queries and clarifications, clients are advised to call 0998-591-4899 or contact telephone number, (032) 412-2622. Emails could also be sent to





For more information on this report, you may contact (032) 234-3317 or; (032) 266-7424 or; (035) 226-2778 / (035) 422-9741/; (035) 480-9244 or; (038) 501-0277 and (038) 411-0806 or



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