The International Labour Organization (ILO-Manila) organized a steering committee meeting for the SafeYouth@Work Project last August 17, 2018. The steering committee meeting was chaired by Mr. Ciriaco Lagunzad III, DOLE Undersecretary for Workers Protection, Policy Support, Human Resource and Internal Auditing Services Cluster.

During the steering committee meeting, Ms. Katherine Brimon of ILO Manila announced that the Philippines has been identified as one of the recipients of SafeYouth@Work Project’s No-Cost Extension (NCE) which would last until February 2019. The No-Cost Extension aims to re-assess the priorities and activities to be supported by ILO-Manila. Under the No-Cost Extension (NCE), the budget for the activities pertaining to improving the availability of OSH data and information and activities on improving the capacity of tripartite councils to address OSH concerns were retained whereas the budget for the activities on improving the capacity of employers’ organizations in promoting OSH compliance to its members is reduced and is now limited only to Training of Trainers.

ECOP was represented in the meeting by Ms. Rhodora Snyder, ECOP Project Management Manager, and Mr. Neil Don Orillaneda, ECOP Regional Affairs Coordinator.

Under the Project, ECOP is expected to develop training tools that will help in the promotion of OSH compliance among identified business organizations particularly in selecting good OSH practices among enterprises focusing on young workers and on measuring return of investment (ROI) on OSH based on enterprise practices. ECOP will also conduct a training of trainers’ activity on October 2018 to promote OSH compliance as core business strategy among its members.

To know more about your possible participation in this project, you may contact Mr. Neil Don Orillaneda at neilorillaneda.ecop@gmail.com or at +639173026926.

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