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Promoting Occupational Safety and Health Culture in the Philippines

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Dec 18, 2018 5:06:25 PM
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The recently concluded National Occupational Safety and Health Congress (NOSH) organized by the Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC) at the Philippine International Convention Center, Pasay Philippines was anchored on the theme “Vision 1 Million: Be an OSH Champion.”

This congress, a biennial forum where occupational safety and health practitioners from all over the country may share best practices and renew their commitment to workers’ safety and health seeks to emphasize the importance of occupational safety and health champions in promoting the Occupational Safety and Health Culture in the Philippines.

According to the OHSC, increasing the number of occupational safety and health champions to a million will facilitate compliance of enterprises to the OSH standards, inspire workers to be vigilant against workplace hazards, and spread the value of OSH to families and communities.

A safe and healthy workplace does not only protect employees from possible injuries and illnesses but can also help lower costs associated to accidents, reduce absenteeism and turn over, increases productivity and quality and raises employee morale. In addition, it helps reduce sick pay costs, insurance costs and penalties associated from non-compliance to occupational safety and health practices.

“Through the implementation of TŰV Rheinland safe workplace and policy, we are positive that there will be an initial advancement in promoting a zero (0) injuries and accidents in parallel to TUV Rheinland Mission. Our aim to make lives safer needs firm principles,” Derrick Lara, Senior Manager for Life Care Services shares.

To ensure that the organization fulfill the requirement, there is a need to manage health and safety effectively. First, knowing the risks; second, risk management planning; and third, evaluation of risk management measures.

In order to help organizations achieve a safe and healthy workplace, TŰV Rheinland Philippines currently offer the following services:

  • Work Environment Measurement Services
  • Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
  • Workplace Risk Assessment Services
  • Radiation Protection Services – OSL Dosimetry, Conformance Testing and Radiation Safety Officer’s Training

For more information on our Life Care Services, you may email us at lifecareph@tuv.com

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Topics: occupational safety