The Bureau of Soils and Water Management (BSWM), through its Occupational Safety and Health Committee, organized the Training on Basic Occupational Safety and Health (BOSH), conducted by the Trainovate (an OSHC Accredited Training Provider) from 19-23 September 2022, at the BSWM Lopez Convention Hall.

With the goal of equipping the participants with the basic knowledge and skills on identifying safety, health, and environmental hazards; determining appropriate control measures; and developing and implementing OSH policies and programs, the organizers encouraged the attendance of the Health and Safety Officers and Coordinators, including representatives from the BSWM Workplace Committee, who will cascade the learnings to their respective Division, Center, and Unit.

BSWM OIC-Director Gina P. Nilo delivered her message to motivate the attendees by highlighting the significance of the training. She further encouraged the participants to share to their co-workers whatever knowledge they have gained. “Whatever you learn from here, share it with your respective divisions, not only through words, but also with application,” OIC-Director Nilo said.

The training is a great tool in ensuring a healthy and safe workplace for the BSWM employees, covering pertinent topics on: 1) The Need for Occupational Safety and Health, 2) Workplace Risk Assessment,

3) Accident Causation, 4) Safety Inspection,  5) Communication Occupational Safety and Health, and 6) Responses to Occupational Safety and Health Issues and Concerns.

The training is in relation to the Joint Memorandum Circular No. 1 series of 2020 of the Civil Service Commission, Department of Health and Department of Labor and Employment in protecting all government employees from the dangers of injury, sickness or death in the workplace through the adoption of safe and healthy working conditions to ensure the preservation of human lives and resources and prevent loss/damage of properties.