Training fees for MSMEs waived

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    TO encourage more companies to comply with the mandatory occupational health and safety (OSH) training in workplaces, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is waiving the fees it is charging.

    In a statement, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III announced the fee of P5,500 per trainee of the safety training in Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) will no longer be charged.

    “We are waiving the training fees being charged to micro and small businesses, and those companies in distress,” said Bello.

    “The workers in those enterprises have to be assured of their safety and health while at the workplace. This is a big factor to their productivity,” he added.

    Bello said this move aims to ease the burden on MSMEs amid the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    “This is also a form of assistance to our MSMEs being hardest hit by the restrictions due to the pandemic,” said Bello.