San Francisco, Agusan del Sur- In coordination with the Philippine Red Cross-Agusan del Sur Chapter (PRC-Agsur), the Department of Labor and Employment Agusan del Sur Field Office (DOLE ADSFO) recently trained 50 representatives from 16 Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Agusan del Sur as Occupational First Aiders Mabe’s Savory Place, San Francisco, Agusan del Sur.

PRC-Agsur Chapter Service Representative Leopoldo C. Pinco conducted the First Aid Training which included Basic Life Support Training, Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Artificial External Defibrillator (AED) Training, Bandaging Techniques, and Basic Knowledge of Occupational health diseases.

The participants were also oriented on DO 198: Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 11058 Entitled “An Act Strengthening Compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Standards and Providing Penalties for Violations Thereof,” by DOLE ADSFO Labor and Employment Officer Rey P. Dumalaba.

One of the attendees, Mr. Keejay Brian P. De Jesus of Premio Corporation-Barobo thanked the department for continuously conducting safety and health trainings in the province.

“Dako kaayo ako pasalamat sa DOLE Agusan del Sur tungod sa ilahang own initiative nga mag facilitate sa conduct Safety Officer and First Aid trainings. Sila na mismo ang midool sa mga establishments para maka apil sa OSH trainings which is dako kaayo ug tabang sa mga employer/employee kay dili na sila ma hasol ug asa maka pangita ug training & seminar. Keep up the good work DOLE AgSur. Special thanks pud sa tanan staff sa DOLE nga naa didto nag facilitate, grabe ka mga buotan ug mga approachable kaayo,” Mr. De Jesus said.

The two-day training was concluded by the conduct of actual examinations, presentation of learned training techniques, and simulation of scenarios that may reflect in everyday events. All participants were graded based on their performance thru-out the course.

Complementary to the OSH Personnel requirement, establishments earlier attended Safety Officer 1 Training conducted last October 24,2022, in the same venue. Trained Safety Officer 1 and Certified First Aider are the basic requirements for OSH Personnel for low-risk establishments as per RA 11058 and D.O 198. (RPD, LEO III/DOLE ADSFO)