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Occupational Safety and Health Webinar conducted for SEA Students

December 6, 2021

Held last October 26, 2021, the Philippine Institute of Industrial Engineers - Holy Angel University Student Chapter (PIIE-HAUSC), in partnership with Industrial Engineering Program and HAU School of Professional Education and Lifelong Learning (HAUSPELL) hosted a webinar entitled “Occupational Safety and Health”. The webinar featured Mr. Paul Bernardo, RN, who is a Senior Labor and Employment Officer at the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). The event was attended by 300 4th year students of the School of Engineering and Architecture (SEA).

To prepare students in the industry setting and expose them with the mandated policy and guideline of the DOLE on occupational safety and health.

Mr. Bernardo discussed the said topic including the rules/policies implemented by the safety officer. The rights of an employee are an important factor especially in workplaces that deals with machines. He tackled the different rights of an employee in the workplace: workers’ right to know, workers’ right to refuse unsafe work, workers’ right to report accidents, and workers’ right to personal protective equipment (PPE). He also discussed the hazard control program as this will help the workers and the management to protect them from harm that potentially occurs from exposures to the substances and systems within the company.

Mr. Bernardo ended the discussion with a conclusion that that everyone has a right to have a safe and healthy workplace including the employers, workers, safety officers, and OSH committee members.

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