by Leziel G. Bandiola, Bubot V. Sueta, and EB Lorenzo B. Lusica, DECEMBER 2021
Filipinos in the country will hold their Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations this year under the relatively lenient protocols of alert level 2.
“The entire country will continue under alert level 2 beginning, Dec. 16 until December 31, 2021,” Karlo Nograles, IATF Co-Chairperson, said during a virtual press conference.
All regions in the Philippines have been placed under alert level 2 since December 3. This is the second most lenient classification under the five-tier Alert Level System (ALS).
Here are 10 environment, safety, and health (ESH) tips for the holidays:
- Plan Christmas activities for yourself and your family to prevent tension and stress.
- Take care of yourself and your family against temperature changes. Children and adults may become susceptible to cough, colds and fever. If your cough, colds and fever is more than five days, consult your nearest health station.
- Prepare a well-balanced Noche Buena and Media Noche meals. Make sure that vegetable and fruits are on the table together with your traditional ham and queso de bola.
- Be kind to your heart. Eat a moderate number of nutritious foods to sustain your daily activities.
- Drink plenty of liquids. Drink plenty of water and fruit juices to facilitate excretion.
- Have enough sleep. Give yourself enough sleep so that the mind and body can rest.
- Avoid crowded areas because bacteria that cause diseases multiply and spread easily. Airy and well- ventilated areas are essential to healthy living.
- Use environment-friendly Christmas decors that cost less and are not fire hazards. Save decors for next year and store them in a safe place.
- Buy toys with no pointed or sharp edges; nor too small toys that can cause choking.
- Do not use fireworks and firecrackers during the Holidays. Make some noise even without fireworks and firecrackers.
“Be it Christmas or any other occasions, may we not forget our safety in all situations”EB Lorenzo Lusica, Environment Safety and Health Specialist
About the writers:
Leziel G. Bandiola. On the job with ISO 9001 Quality Management System for more than five years and counting. Since I transferred here in MPTS I have been exposed to Environment, Safety and Health. I have been with the newsletter team for more than a year now, a lot of lesson was learned and more exciting facts to unveiled as I work with this growing team.<3
Bubot V. Sueta. Environment Safety and Health Specialist, father of three beautiful children, a loving and faithful husband…. Graduated in Centro Escolar University with a degree of Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication Major in Broadcast. A Safety Officer for 10 years. Safety at work and home are his priorities. Ensures that the Project Site are free from hazards, all workers at site are knowledgeable on their activity and have a core value of safety awareness. The goal is to deliver the project on time with Quality and most importantly with ZERO Loss Time Incident.