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Department Order No. 16 (Series of 2001).
Training and Accreditation of Personnel on Occupational Safety and Health.
DEPARTMENT ORDER NO. 16
(Series of 2001)
TRAINING AND ACCREDITATION OF PERSONNEL ON OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH.
In the interest of the service and pursuant to the provisions of Article 162, Book IV of the Labor Code of the Philippines, the following amendments to Rule 1030 of the Occupational Safety and Health Standards are hereby promulgated:chanroblesvirtuallawlibrary
ON OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH
Rule 1031: General Provisions:chanroblesvirtuallawlibrary
1) The Bureau, either directly or through accredited organizations or the OSHC or other institutions authorized by law shall conduct continuing programs to increase the supply and competence of personnel qualified to carry out the provisions of these Standards.
2) The Bureau shall prescribe the required training programs which shall, in consultation with the OSHC or other institutions authorized by law and other technical societies, contain provisions requiring the incorporation into the training programs of the latest trends, practices and technology in occupational safety and health.
Rule 1032: Definitions:chanroblesvirtuallawlibrary
1) Safety Officer - refers to any employee/worker trained and tasked to implement occupational safety and health programs in the workplace in accordance with the provisions of the Standards and shall be synonymous to the term "Safety Man" as used in these Standards.
2) Occupational Safety and Health Personnel - refers to Physician, Nurse, Dentist, Chemist, Engineers, Safety Officer, First-Aider and other persons engaged by the employer to provide occupational safety and health services as required by the Standards.
3) Practitioner in Occupational Safety and Health - refers to any qualified person as assessed and duly-accredited by the Bureau to practice and render occupational safety and health services in a defined and specific scope or core competency.
4) Occupational Safety and Health Consultant - refers to any practitioner in occupational safety and health or group of persons or organizations duly-accredited by the Bureau to practice, perform and/or render consultative and/or advisory services on occupational safety and health in at least two (2) fields of specialization as enumerated in Annex "A".
5) Trainer - refers to a person who facilitates learning situation in one or more topics in an occupational safety and health training.
6) Training Organization - refers to an institution accredited or authorized by law to conduct training in a particular field or a combination of fields on occupational safety and health.
7) Hazardous Establishment - refers to a establishment where work operations or practices performed by a worker in the establishment or workplace in conjunction with or as an incident to such operations or practices and which expose the employee or worker to hazards likely to cause disabling injury, illness, death or physical or psychological harm.
8) Highly Hazardous Establishment - is one where potential hazard within the company may effect the safety and/or health of workers not only within but also persons outside the premises of the workplace. The following are workplaces commonly associated with potentially high hazardous activities:chanroblesvirtuallawlibrary
(a) Petrochemical works and refineries;Rule 1033: Training and Personnel Complement:chanroblesvirtuallawlibrary
The minimum qualifications, duties and number of required safety and health officers shall be as follows:chanroblesvirtuallawlibrary
(1) All safety officers must complete the Bureau-prescribed training course prior to their appointment as in their respective places of employment.Rule 1034: Accreditation:chanroblesvirtuallawlibrary
The Secretary, upon the recommendation of the Bureau Director, may accredit any qualified safety and health consulting and training organization and, through the Bureau, may issue accreditation to any qualified safety and health personnel, individual to carry out the provisions of these Standards.
1034.01: Requirements for Accreditation of a Practitioner in Occupational Safety and Health
Any application for accreditation shall satisfy the enumerated requirements:chanroblesvirtuallawlibrary
A. Practitioner in Occupational Safety and Health
1. The individual must have completed the 40-hour Basic Occupational Safety and Health Training Course as prescribed by the Bureau;
2. Must have at least three (3) years of relevant experience in occupational safety and health;
3. Must possess the minimum qualifications stated under Rule 1964.01 nos. 1 to 5, whichever may be applicable; and
4. Must be duly-licensed to practice his/her profession in the Philippines;
5. If the applicant is a graduate of any 4 or 5-year college course without a license, he/she must have at least four (4) years relevant experience in any of the sub-components in a field of specialization as enumerated in Annex "A"; and
6. If the applicant is a college undergraduate he/she must have at least ten (10) years relevant experience in occupational safety and health.
B. Consultant in Occupational Safety and Health
1. The applicant must be an accredited practitioner for at least five (5) years with experience in at least two (2) fields of specialization enumerated in Annex "A".
2. Must have experience in policy formulation and development, monitoring and evaluation, and implementation of occupational safety and health management systems.
3. Must have completed the 80-hour Advanced Occupational Safety and Training Course as prescribed by the Bureau; and
4. Must have earned an additional 480 hours of training/seminar or related learning processes in various fields of occupational safety and health from accredited organizations or institutions authorized by law.
C. Occupational Safety and Health Consulting Organization
1. The applicant must be composed of two or more accredited occupational safety and health consultants.
2. Must submit a certified true copy of business registration, licenses, and permits to operate.
3. Must submit the organization's profile.
D. Occupational Safety and Health Training Organization
1. A Bureau-prescribed and/or approved course of study shall be used or followed by accredited organizations. Any deviation from the prescribed training must be with the previous approval of the Bureau.
2. The organization must provide adequate training facilities that include safety and health-related equipment, manuals and modules, library, training rooms, audio-visual and other training resources and paraphernalia.
3. Trainers must be composed of persons with the following qualifications:chanroblesvirtuallawlibrary
(a) Must have completed the 40-hour basic occupational safety and health training course;4. The applicant must submit certified true copies of business registrations, licenses, and permits to operate.
5. Submission of the organization's profile.
1034.02: Issuance and validity of certificate of accreditation and identification card
After evaluation and verification by the Bureau, a certificate of accreditation valid for three (3) years and an identification card shall be issued to any applicant who has satisfactorily met all the requirements specified in this rule, and upon payment of the prescribed fee as provided for under Rule 1974 of the Standards.
1034.03: Duties and responsibilities of Practitioners in Occupational Safety and Health
A. Practitioners in Occupational Safety and Health
1. To develop, implement and promote occupational safety and health programs in the workplace.
2. To advise and assist the employer in complying with the provisions of the Standards, especially in the submission of the reporting requirements.
3. To perform at least a quarterly appraisal/assessment of the implementation of occupational safety and health programs in the workplace
4. To prepare an annual report of safety and health programs of establishments.
5. To be present during the scheduled safety inspections by authorized government agents and as requested during regular health and safety committee meetings.
6. For Occupational Health Personnel, the duties shall be in accordance with Rule 1960.
B. Occupational Safety and Health Consultants/Consulting Organizations
1. To assist, advise or guide the employer in complying with the provisions of these Standards, or including the development of health and safety programs.
2. To make at least a quarterly appraisal of programs and safety performance of the establishment, including the activities of the health and safety committee.
3. In the absence of a Safety Officer, to be present during scheduled safety inspections by authorized government agents and as requested during regular health and safety committee meetings and to render at least six (6) hours of service a week in the establishment in the performance of these activities.
4. To advise and assist the employer in complying with the reporting requirements of the Standards.
C. Duties and Responsibilities of OSH Training Organizations
1. To develop, monitor and evaluate their training programs on occupational safety and health.
2. To conduct continuing OSH programs to increase the number of competent and qualified personnel/individuals to implement the provisions of the Standards.
3. To submit to the Bureau the following requirements:chanroblesvirtuallawlibrary
(a) Yearly calendar of training activities;1034.04: Renewal of Accreditation
Accreditation for practitioners and consultants shall be renewed every three (3) years upon compliance of the following:chanroblesvirtuallawlibrary
1. Submission of updated bio-data with recent passport size and 1x1 pictures.Accreditation for both training and consulting organizations shall be renewed every three (3) years upon compliance of the following:chanroblesvirtuallawlibrary
1. Submission of an updated organization profile.1034.05: Suspension/Cancellation of Accreditation
Accreditation of OSH practitioner/consultant/consulting/training organization may be suspended or cancelled by the Secretary after due process and upon the recommendation of the Director for any of the following reasons:chanroblesvirtuallawlibrary
1. Inactive as Occupational Safety and Health practitioner/consultant/training/consulting organization for three (3) consecutive years.Cancellation:chanroblesvirtuallawlibrary
1. Convicted for criminal offense involving moral turpitude.Reactivation:chanroblesvirtuallawlibrary
An appeal for reactivation of suspended accreditation shall be filed with the Bureau for consideration.1035: Audit System:chanroblesvirtuallawlibrary
A regular audit shall be done by the Bureau to determine compliance with the Provisions of Rule 1034.
1036: Prohibition in the Practice of Occupational Safety and Health
1. No person
or organization shall be allowed, hired or otherwise employed as a
in the practice of occupational safety and health unless the
of this rule are complied with.
All policy issuances, rules and regulations or part/s thereof inconsistent with any provision of this Order is hereby repealed, modified, superseded or amended accordingly.
amendments shall take effect fifteen (15) days after announcement of
adoption in a newspaper of general circulation.
PATRICIA A. SANTO TOMAS
MAJOR FIELDS OF SPECIALIZATION OF PRACTITIONERS AND CONSULTANTS ON OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH:chanroblesvirtuallawlibrary
A. Occupational Safety And Health Practitioners
Health Practitioner, such as:chanroblesvirtuallawlibrary
2. Occupational Hygiene Practitioner
Safety Practitioner in the following industry group:chanroblesvirtuallawlibrary
a. Food Products and Beverages- Electricity, Gas and Water Supply
- Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles, motorcycles and personal and household goods
- Hotels and restaurants
- Transport, storage and communication in the following division:chanroblesvirtuallawlibrary
a. Land transport; Transport Via PipelinesB. Occupational Safety And Health Consultants:chanroblesvirtuallawlibrary
1. Occupational Health Consultant -
Specific area of specialization/s:chanroblesvirtuallawlibrary2. Occupational Hygiene Consultant -
Specific area of specialization/s:chanroblesvirtuallawlibrary
- Analytical chemistry3. Occupational Safety Consultant -
Specific area of specialization/s:chanroblesvirtuallawlibrary
- Fire prevention and control
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