Occupational Safety and Health (OSH)
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH (OSH) STANDARDS
- YOUR SAFETY IS YOUR PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY
We are all expected to be responsible in taking precautionary measures and it starts first within ourselves.
- ALWAYS FOLLOW THE STANDARD SAFETY PROCEDURE
We are all advised to wear face mask, face shield and gloves at all times. Wearing of long sleeves, long pants or any appropriate clothing is also necessary to prevent contamination of the virus. Washing of hands with soap (2x singing of happy birthday from elbow to hands) and using disinfectants (70% alcohol) is highly encouraged to practice more often.
- MAINTAIN CLEAN AND ORGANIZE WORKPLACE
All exposed chairs and tables and other work areas that are actively used in interacting clients must be covered with plastic covers. Make sure to disinfect before and after use of supplies and equipment.
- ENSURE AN EASY ROUTE FOR BOTH CLIENTS AND EMPLOYEES
It would be better to only have one entrance and exit door to minimize and control the coming and going of clients as well as employees. Everyone must undergo disinfection before entering the office premises.
- PRACTICE USUAL HYGIENE PROCEDURES
In between work hours and break time, make it a habit to always perform essential routines of hygiene practices. It is part of taking ourselves, too.
- EMERGENCY SUPPLIES MUST BE AVAILABLE AT ALL TIMES
Emergency supplies must always be accessible in order to provide immediate assistance to unpredicted circumstances within the office. Constantly ensure adequate provisions of Fire extinguishers, medical first aid kits, among others. The office must also partner with the nearest government health facility that can respond to accidents and injuries in case of emergencies.
- ADEQUATE WORKING BREAKS IS NECESSARY
The office must ensure adequate working breaks to minimize or prevent employees’ exposure to illness due to prolonged sitting, as well as to allow and adopt flexible work arrangements. The agency’s internal rules on working hours, break, and leave privileges must still observe appropriate civil service rules and regulations.
- PRACTICE OF GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
In order to maintain cleanliness, a regular practice of good housekeeping such as eradication of stagnant water and proper waste disposal must be observed, too.
- SAFETY IS A TEAM EFFORT
It is also needed to educate each other, keep communication lines open for updates and prerequisites and notify immediately direct supervisor in charge for suspicious clients.