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OHS Training of Trainors conducted

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The Institute for Occupational Health and Safety Development (IOHSAD) conducted last June 12 to 13, 2009 a Training of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Trainors. The activity was held at St. Theresa's College in Quezon City and was participated by various labor unions and workers organizations from the island of Luzon.

According to Emma Celada, Training Officer of IOHSAD, training of OHS trainors is conducted to share the necessary skills to workers,enabling them to conduct their own learning sessions. “By providing the framework and teaching techniques, we are able to develop workers to become trainors themselves.”

“This time around, we invited not only unionist and health and safety representatives but we also included other workers organizations,” explained Celada. “By including other workers organizations - who reach out to both formal and informal workers - we are able to provide OHS skills and knowledge that can be shared to all types of workers.”

According to Celada, another improvement with the recent activity compared to the previous trainings was the inclusion of “role-playing” to highlight OHS issues. “This allowed participants who were very shy to share their thoughts and made the sessions more lively.”

The training is part of a series of activities supported by Hong Kong-based Asia Monitor Resource Center.