April 28: The World Day for Safety and Health at Work

by Leziel G. Bandiola, Bubot V. Sueta, and EB Lorenzo B. Lusica, APRIL 2022

The World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2022 will be commemorated on 28 April 2022, to help foster a positive safety and health culture.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen that having a strong OSH system, which includes meaningful participation of the government (local and national level), employers, workers, and medical front liners in all enterprises is crucial in protecting working environments and safeguarding the safety and health of workers.

 At the workplace level, a strong OSH culture is one in which the right to a safe and healthy working environment is valued and promoted by both management and workers. A positive OSH culture is built on inclusion, through the meaningful involvement of all parties in the ongoing improvement of safety and health at work. In a workplace with a strong OSH culture, workers feel comfortable raising concerns about possible OSH risks or hazards in the workplace and management is proactive in collaborating with workers to find appropriate, effective, and sustainable solutions. It requires open communication built on trust and mutual respect.

Photo by Pop & Zebra on Unsplash

As we continue to live through a global health crisis and face ongoing OSH risks in the world of work, we must continue to move toward building a strong safety and health culture at all levels.

The World Day will be commemorated on 28 April 2022 and will feature a Photo Contest and Poster making Contest open to all MPT South Employees.

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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 from 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 is free from hazards, all workers at the 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.

EB Lorenzo B. Lusica. A simple and loyal husband guided by three (3) ideal principles, to be a Leader, to be a Friend and to be of Service. With a strong construction safety background and experience to maintain a safe work environment and to ensure that the business is legally compliant to Environment, Safety, and Health laws and legislations.

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