with BIFASA Officers and resource speaker,  Engr. Neal Martinez.

The Department of Science and Technology Regional Office No. 02 in collaboration with the Batanes Island Food and Accommodation Services Assoc, Inc. conducted a Training on Basic Occupational Safety and Health (BOSH) Course at HRTC, Provincial Capitol, Basco, Batanes last Oct. 2 to 4, 2019.

 The training, a response to the request of BIFASA, aimed to prepare participants (caterers, restaurant and hotel owners and staff) to formulate and implement occupational safety and health programs in their company. It also aimed to improve and strengthen workplace safety and health practices by developing the skills of safety practitioners and ensure that an OSH system is properly practiced and extended to workers.

PD Nora Garcia urged participants to actively engage in the discussion

Pre and Post-Test were administered to gauge learnings gained

VP Mike Acebes of BIFASA delivers his message

An opening program was prepared to officially start the activity. Mr. Mike Acebes, Vice-President of BIFASA warmly welcomed the guests and participants. Meanwhile, PD Nora Garcia and Mr. Medardo Serano of DOLE shared a short message, both urging the participants to make the most out of the training since it is rare to conduct such training in Batanes, and it is costly to attend one in mainland. They also shared that basic knowledge and skills on OSH will enable participants to plan/develop their company’s Safety and Health program.

Engr. Neal C. Martinez, the resource speaker, is a Mechanical Engineer, who worked for different companies in and outside the Philippines as a safety officer, hence his undisputed expertise on this field. During the duration of the training, he shared his personal experiences as samples on the different topics he discussed.

Pre-test and post test were administered to measure the learnings gained after the 3-day activity. A certificate for the accreditation of Safety Officer was given to participants as per DOLE’s requirement pursuant to the Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHS).


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