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DOLE XI conducted CapBuild and Workshop Against 2019-nCoV

DOLE IMSD Chief Henry O. Montilla welcoming the participants attending the capacity building and risk assessment workshop on the 2019-nCoV disease.

Davao Region – Addressing the issue of the 2019-nCoV virus, DOLE XI conducted a capacity building and risk assessment workshop for the prevention and control of the disease in the workplace. Invited to the activity were front liners from the different industries which include transportation, hotels, malls, and hospitals. 

The participants were provided with information and technical assistance about the recent 2019 n-CoV outbreak, encouraged them to promote and ensure a safe and healthful workplace for the workers in the private sector through conducting safety and health orientation and assess working conditions, to gather and recommend appropriate control measures per industry addressing the prevailing safe and health issues in their respective industries, and capacitated their Occupational Health personnel and Safety Officers in establishing industry-based OSH measures that helps in their respective establishments.

In his welcome message, DOLE XI IMSD Chief Henry O. Montilla said that the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for global solidarity by waging a united effort against this virus. He further said that "We need to put a stop to the fake news circulating in our midst especially the spread of distorted facts and figures which are very alarming. That is why we need to be vigilant and watchful on the news we need to spread. In fact, this erroneous information is more viral than the virus itself. That is why we have a resource person from the Department of Health who will share with us today the right information on the situation of the 2019-nCoV." Mr. Montilla ended his message by encouraging the participants to come up with the best workshop output. 

The activity which was held at The Ritz Hotel on February 14, 2020, was facilitated by the OSH Unit of the Technical Services and Support Division (TSSD) of DOLE XI headed by Engr. Yollibelle S. Aviñante, Senior Labor and Employment Officer. (By Eduardo P. Monreal, LCO-Designate, DOLE XI)

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