The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office XII through the Safety and Health Environment Committee (SHEC) conducted an Internal Training Program on Behavior and Basic Safety for all MGB XII Employees on February 7 at the MGB 12 Conference Room, Prime Regional Center, Carpenter Hills, Koronadal City, South Cotabato.
The training aims to promote a culture of safety and health in the office and to keep the workplace safe for all employees. This also focuses on reducing hazards, risks, and incidents by observing the behavior of a person and determining what follows when this behavior occurs.
MGB XII Regional Director, Efren B. Carido, in his opening message, said that this training is really intended for all the employees since safety is everybody’s concern.
“The things that may be learned from today’s seminar will not only confine in the practices in the office but also on our daily basis in life because this can be applied in a magnitude of ways”, he added.
Engr. Kier Q. Castillanes, Senior SRS and designated Safety Officer of MGB XII served as the resource speaker of the event wherein he discussed the training materials of the Department of Labor and Employment’s Basic Occupational Safety and Health Training for Safety Officer 1 and adopted Modules 1 to 3, while Modules 4 & 5 was adopted from Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation Behavior Based Safety Training Presentation. It started with a perception survey. This survey is intended to know the perceptions of the safety and health policy of the MGB XII employees in the office, followed by a pre-test and end with a post-test. Part of the topics presented were Overview/Introduction to OSH, Understanding OSH General Concepts on OSH, Basic Safety Rules and Measures, Behavior Based Safety, Behavior Model and Consequences.
Engr. Castillanes emphasized that behavior-based safety is a process that creates a safety partnership between management and employees that continually focuses people’s attention and action on their, and others, daily behavior. He also said that this training is essential and can be achieved when every employee considers safety as a value and makes sure that their fellow employees are safe. He ended the training leaving a quote that “behavioral and basic safety starts with you.” (Report and photo courtesy of MGB Soccsksargen)