UP webinar to tackle workplace safety amid COVID-19

| Written by Deina Blancaflor

The University of the Philippines (UP), in partnership with UP Manila NIH National Telehealth Center, in cooperation with UP Philippine General Hospital (PGH), and co-sponsored by the Philippine College of Occupational Medicine, Inc., would like to invite you to join the fight against COVID-19.

With the economy gradually reopening and workers slowly shifting back to physical office work hours, safety remains a concern. This Friday, October 29, from 12nn to 2pm, join us for another special episode of the “Stop COVID Deaths” webinar series, where we will discuss “WORK BUBBLES: Ligtas ba sa COVID-19 ang ating mga Workers?”

What specific measures are needed to provide optimum protection for our workers? How can the workplace be made safer? How can we prevent the virus from spreading as we travel to and from work? We will also take a closer look at workers’ psychosocial and mental well-being—what has been done and what more can we do to recover from the economic hardship brought about by COVID-19.

Dr. Joselito Gapas, an expert in occupational health and safety from the First Philippine Holdings Corporation, will be the main speaker. He will present a case study about workers’ safety.

Meanwhile, Dr. Gigi Alampay of the Ateneo Center for Organization Research and Development (CORD) will share the latest research on workers’ mental health.

We will also hear reactions from Dr. Rosalie V. Rivera from Shell Companies in the Philippines and Dr. Paul Michael R. Hernandez from the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health of the UP Manila College of Public Health.

Dr. Anna Sofia Victoria Fajardo, Vice President of Philippine College of Occupational Medicine, Inc., and Dr. Stella Marie Jose, UP PGH Deputy Director for Health Operations, will open and close the event.

Interested participants may freely register here for exclusive Zoom access. However, you may also catch our weekly live tweets and streams via the UP System Twitter Account and TVUP’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.

The “Stop COVID Deaths” webinar series is the Philippines’ first and only frontline-focused medical webinar series. It pioneered the discussion, dissemination, and adoption of knowledge on COVID-19 treatment and management. Follow our accounts to stay connected with your credible online community.