TRAINING OF PERSONNEL IN OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH
1031: Training Programs:
(1) The Bureau, either directly or through accredited organizations, shall conduct continuing programs to increase the supply and competence of personnel qualified to carry out the provisions of this Standards.
(2) The Bureau shall prescribe the required training programs, which shall, in consultation with the UP Institute of Public Health, World Health Organization 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.
The Secretary may issue accreditation or authority to recognized organizations or groups of persons to conduct occupational safety and health training.
1032.01: Criteria for Training:
(1) A Bureau-prescribed course of study shall be used or followed by accredited organizations. Any deviation from the prescribed training course must be with the previous approval of the Bureau.
(2) Provisions for adequate training facilities for the holding of training including laboratory facilities, library, training rooms and equipment.
(3) Training staff must be composed of persons recognized by the Bureau, duly trained by and certified to as competent by the Bureau or accredited training organizations.
1032.02: Audit Systems:
(1) A regular audit shall be done by the Bureau to determine compliance with the above criteria, the system and method of training, and the quality and effectiveness of the training staff.
(2) Upon recommendation of the Director, the Secretary may cancel the accreditation if the provisions of this Rule are not complied with.
1033: Training and Personnel Complement:
(1) The training course prescribed by the Bureau under this rule shall be a requisite for the appointment of the safetyman in place of employment.
(2) At least the following number of supervisors or technical personnel shall take the required training and
shall be appointed safety man, full time or part-time depending on the number of workers employed, and
the type of workplace whether hazardous or non-hazardous under Rule 1013 of this Standards
Number of Workers No. of Safety Man
200 and below One (1) part-time safety man
over 200 to 1000 One (1) full-time safety man
for every 1000 workers One (1) full-time safety man
less than I 000 One (1) part-time safety man
for every I 000 One (1) full-time safety man
(3) Duties of the Safety Man: The duties of the safetyman are specified under Rule 1040 of this Standards. A part-time safetyman shall be allotted at least four (4) hours per week to perform the duties as safetyman.
(4) The employment of a full-time safety man may not be required if the employer enters into a written contract with a qualified consultant or consulting organization whose duties and responsibilities shall include the following, among others:
a. to assist, advise or guide the employer in complying with the provisions of this Standards, including the development of health and safety programs;
b. to make at least a quarterly appraisal of programs and safety performance of the establishment, including the activities of the safety committee;
c. to be present during scheduled safety inspection by authorized government agents, and during regular safety committee meetings; and
d. in the performance of these activities, to be in the establishment at least six (6) hours a week. The employment of a consultant, however, will not excuse the employer from the required training of his supervisors or technical personnel.
1034.01: Qualifications of a Safety Consultant:
(1) A qualified safety consultant shall mean one who has been a safety and health practitioner for at least five (5) years and has taken the necessary training prescribed by the Bureau.
(2) Safety practitioners with at least ten (1 0) years of experience in all fields of occupational safety and health may not be required to undergo the required training provided they secure from the Bureau a certification attesting to their competence to qualify as consultants.
(3) All safety consultants or consulting organizations, shall be accredited by the Bureau, and registered with the Regional Office concerned.
1034.02: Prohibition in the Practice of Occupational Safety and Health:
No person or organization may be allowed hired or otherwise employed in the practice of occupational safety and health unless the requirements of this Rule are complied with.