ZAMBOANGA CITY, May 2, 2022 – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) 9 in partnership with the Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC) and ZamPen OSHNet Inc. led the annual celebration of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work on April 28, 2022 at Grand Astoria Hotel, Zamboanga City.

Some 100 safety officers, human resource managers and employers representing various companies and agencies from the private and public sector attended the annual commemoration.

“The WDSHAW aims to promote the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally. This year’s theme: “Act Together to Build a Positive Safety and Health Culture” seeks to highlight that a positive OSH culture is built on inclusion, through the meaningful involvement of all parties from the Labor, Management and Government in the ongoing improvement of safety and health at work,” said Atty. Roy L. Buenafe, DOLE 9 Regional Director.

OSHC Executive Director, Engr. Noel C. Binag, graced the event as Keynote Speaker whose message centered on the importance of each one’s involvement in the promotion and implementation of OSH Programs and Policies in their workplaces and emphasized the strict implementation and compliance to the Republic Act 11058 otherwise known as “An Act Strengthening Compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Standards and Providing Penalties for Violations Thereof”.

Engr. Joeffrey Ian J. Dapiton, DOLE Accredited OSH Consultant, led a learning session on “Building a Positive Safety and Health Culture in the Workplace” focusing on best practices, challenges, and strategies as an OSH Advocate.

Part of the OSH advocacy efforts was the announcement and awarding of Winners for the “Obras de Obreros: An Occupational Safety and Health Campaign”, a competition on photography and video making which aims to capture and interpret OSH through the lenses.

Capping the event and signifying their affirmed commitment, Engr. Eduardo R. Rivero, Jr, President of the ZamPen OSHnet Inc. led the “Pledge of Commitment on OSH” and Solidarity Signing of OSH Commitment. END