Working with COVID: Lessons on workplace safety amid the pandemic

| Written by Deina Blancaflor

The past two and a half years have been a rollercoaster ride of trials and errors in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the harder obstacles that had to be dealt with was how to keep the workforce afloat while protecting employees not only at work but even as they go home to their loved ones.

How can employers from all industries make their spaces safer for their employees? What will sectors and the workforce look like in the near future?

This Friday, November 18, from 12nn to 2 pm, the University of the Philippines (UP), in partnership with UP Manila National Institutes of Health (UP-NIH), National Telehealth Center (NTC), and cooperation with UP Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH), would invite you to join the fight against C.O.V.I.D—current COVID-19 problems, other outbreaks, viruses, infections, and disasters.

This new episode of UP’s “Stop C.O.V.I.D. Deaths” webinar series—is titled “MAY LIWANAG BA ANG BUKAS PARA SA MGA HEALTH WORKERS? Lessons Gained from the Pandemic” —will take a closer look at occupational health and how workplaces have adapted to the pandemic.

Dr. Joselito Gapas, Head of Occupational Health at First Philippine Holdings Corporation and the Lopez Group of Companies, will talk about workplace preparedness and response to the pandemic from the private sector’s perspective. He will also talk about health facilities as a workplace and what opportunities health workers have to take further control over their lives, especially during peaks of disease transmission in this pandemic.

Veteran journalist Roby Alampay will also share his perspective as a start-up business manager and journalist covering the business beat.

The synthesis and closing remarks will be delivered by Dr. Stella Marie L. Jose, Deputy Director for Health Operations at UP-PGH.

Register here and catch our weekly live tweets and streams via the UP System Twitter account, TVUP’s YouTube channel, and Facebook page.

The award-winning UP “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.