Baguio City. A learning session to harmonize the work conditions of workers and to sustain their productivity was conducted by RCMB-CAR on September 22-23, 2016 at the Crown Legacy Hotel, Kisad Road, Baguio City. The theme was tagged as “Harmonizing Work Conditions: An Enduring Response to Workplace Cooperation and Sustainable Productivity.”

Eighty-two (82) labor and management representatives from the thirty eight (38) organized and unorganized establishments attended the activity.

In his inspirational message, Dir. Gil G. Caragayan said,  “There is always a choice to improve our work even if there is not enough choice about the work itself.”

Topics on Family and Gender Awareness, Indisputable Impact of OSH through Behavioral Based Safety, Braving Leadership Challenges and DOLE Updates were discussed comprehensively by the resource speakers.

Ms. Frances G. Escalera, GAD Director of Benguet State University (BSU) said that to harmonize work with family responsibilities, “We have to distribute time and dedication in the different spheres of life.  Harmony is the key to a full life. Work, family, friends… these are no longer separate, but interconnected spheres that are capable of having  positive influence on each other.”

Engr. Jaime C. Reyes, resource speaker on OSH also shared, “It is better to be careful 100 times than to get killed once.”

Meanwhile, to inspire other establishments, Ms. Carol C. Tuvera, Hedcor’s AVP-HRQ was tapped to share their productivity and innovation programs. Inyovation, a Buklod Kabisig Quality Improvement Program  of Hedcor, Inc. promotes a culture of innovation and teamwork among members.  It was designed and developed to help their organization achieve their goal to become operationally excellent, to drive the employees to work together to achieve optimum results, and to inspire others to follow suit. Some actual innovative projects of their personnel that had given them big savings made her presentation more realistic and believable.

Hedcor Inc. is one of the most successful and productive company in the region.

Maggie B. Balagtey