By Jeffrey Damicog
The public can now learn online preventive measures against the deadly 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the workplace, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) said on Friday, June 26.
“We hope that by teaching Filipinos the basic science behind COVID-19, its effects and prevention, they will develop safety and hygiene habits so they will be more prepared in the ‘new normal’ daily setup,” TESDA Secretary Isidro Lapena said in a statement.
Lapena said the course, titled “Practicing COVID-19 Preventive Measures in the Workplace”, is free and only two-and-a-half hours long.
“The course covers the COVID-19 signs and symptoms to look out for, the virus’s modes of transmission,” Lapena said.
“It teaches safety protocols and self-protection practices and techniques to be observed, including those that are applicable in the workplace,” he added.
Those who managed to get at least 80 percent of the summative test at the end of the course can download a certificate of completion.
Lapena noted that the course was originally intended for TESDA employees as part of its precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the virus.
But the secretary directed the agency to make it public.
Aside from this, the TESDA is also offering other online courses which are part of its OPLAN TESDA Abot Lahat: Towards the New Normal which is the agency’s strategic plan to cope with and recover from the effects of the pandemic.