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MSMEs adapting new norm of business operations in Nueva Vizcaya

The DOLE Nueva Vizcaya Field Office (NVFO) recently partnered with the Provincial Local Government Unit of Nueva Vizcaya (PLGU – NV) in assisting MSMEs in complying with the rules implemented by the Provincial Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Disease (PIATF – EID) requiring the practice of minimum health protocols and standards inside workplaces during this time of pandemic.

 To ready the MSMEs, the PLGU – NV, through its Provincial Cooperative and Enterprise Development (PROCEDE) Office, conducted a training activity entitled “Training on Revised Work Protocols of Manufacturing / Processing MSMEs under the New Norm” on August 17-18, 2020 held at the Nueva Vizcaya Pasalubong Center, Magsaysay, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya.

 During the training, the DOLE NVFO had an orientation on the DOLE & DTI Interim Guidelines on Workplace Prevention and Control of COVID – 19.

 This undertaking increases the awareness of entrepreneurs on the protocol of observing and practicing the appropriate preventive measures in controlling COVID – 19 transmission inside workplaces and in turn capacitate them to identify effective strategies in adapting to the new norm of business operations that best suit the requirements of a safe and healthy workplace. 

 The training activity also aims for entrepreneurs in the province to sustain a practice of voluntary compliance of maintaining a safe and healthy workplace which is aligned with the objectives of the minimum standards of the Department of Health (DOH).  

During the training, DOLE NVFO also shared good practices such as increasing physical and mental resilience in order to be productive. The protocols to be observed in order to reduce the possibility of transmitting the virus and minimizing contact rate to reduce risk of infection within the premises or vicinity of the workplace were also discussed.

 To further strengthen the support provided by DOLE and DTI to the entrepreneurs in the province, DOLE NVFO also proposed to the PLGU – NV the conduct of enhanced learning sessions regarding the Interim Guidelines   with the end goal of having a stronger and more effective monitoring activities for private establishments.

 Meanwhile, DOLE NVFO recorded various compliance activities conducted in retail and service establishments in the province.  Compliances noted were: posting or installation of signage and facilities, designation of Safety Officer to attend to COVID – 19 concerns on physical distancing, hand sanitizing & wearing of face mask, regular disinfection of commonly used tools / utensils, observance of the maximum allowable operational capacity and regular submission of COVID – 19 related periodic reports.

In Photo: Senior Labor and Employment Officer Onofre James E. Mendoza conducts “Training on Revised Work Protocols of Manufacturing / Processing MSMEs under the New Norm” on August 17-18, 2020 held at the Nueva Vizcaya Pasalubong Center, Magsaysay, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya. 

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2020-09-09
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