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PIA Press Release
Wednesday, January 11, 2012


DOLE to conduct construction safety trainings

by Oliver Baccay

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Dec. 11 (PIA) -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) region 2, through the Occupational Safety and Health Network (OSHNet), is set to conduct series of trainings for construction workers on safety and health in the workplaces.

Engr. Marvin Sales, senior labor employment officer, said they will open 35 slots for the construction safety training which will be held in Cauayan City, Isabela on February 4 and also for the basic occupational safety and health training which will be conducted on March 5-9 in this city.

Sales said the trainings are very vital in the pursuit of accident prevention in the workplaces, especially those in the construction areas.

“We need these trainings so that our construction workers will be given assurance that they will not meet accident within their workplaces. This is in the pursuit of zero accident program of the government,” Sales said.

He also added that the training is a requisite for workers before they will be issued a permit to work in registered construction companies.

However, he explained, they need to limit the slots to ensure that all participants will be properly trained.

After the two trainings, Engr. Sales said another set of trainings will be scheduled in the 2nd up to 4th quarter of the year. (TCB/OTB/PIA-2)

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