Government officials, workers' unions, employers' group, safety and health experts from various industries, professional groups, and occupational safety and health networks ( OSHNets ), will be sharing their researches and strategies on improving worker protection in the 15th National Occupational Safety and Health ( NOSH ) Congress today.
With the theme "Be an OSH Champion: Vision 1 Million", the 16th NOSH Congress centers on Vision 1 Million Program of the Occupational Safety and Health Center OSHC which aims to develop a million OSH champions actoss the country.
The Congress will also feature a discussion on landmark developments in the OSH advocacy such as the RA 11058 or "An Act Strengthening Compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Standards and Providing Penalties for Violations Thereof".
More than 1,000 participants are ecpected to attend this two day event. There will be three plenary sessions that will feature OSH solutions, strengthening OSH in workplaces, and advancing OSH advocacy through partnership.
A wide range of topics from current state of OSH in the Philippines, development of OSH knowledge, emerging safety and health risks, reducing the impact of illnesses and injuries, total worker health and safety, OSH in the mining industry, boosting OSH systems for better results, workplace compliance tools and resources, strategies for safer and healthier workplaces, will be discussed in nine simultaneous sessions.
" I would like to thank the many safety and heath experts who selflessly share their researches and innovations on OSH. Iam truly grateful that we have many advocates who are not only working for the productivity of their own companies but generously push for the competitiveness of other establishment by imparting their knowledge, experiences and discoveries on improving worker protection. I hope that you will continue to work with us in inspiring other Filipinos to become OSH champions likeyou ", said OSHC Executive Director Noel C. Binag, CE.
The NOSH Congress is a biennial activity spearheaded by the OSHC, an attached agency of the DOLE.
Beginning in 1990, it has since served as a means to generate and exchange essential information on work safety and health.