EMB-NCR AND DENR-NCR WEBINAR COLLABORATION ON SAFETY PROTOCOLS FOR SELECTED EMPLOYEES OF DENR NCR, EMB NCR, AND FIELD OFFICES

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – EMB-National Capital Region in collaboration with DENR-NCR conducted a webinar entitled “Safety Protocols – Manila Bay Rehabilitation Project Activities Amid COVID-19 Threat” for selected personnel from both offices particularly for its Environmental Monitoring Officers and Field Offices last Friday, August 28 via Zoom Meeting.

Through her presentation, Engr. Jean C. Borromeo, OIC of Environmental Monitoring and Enforcement Division (EMED) explained to the participants on how they can work productively and safely amidst the COVID-19 threat by following the safety protocols and by wearing the modified PPE (Masks, inner gloves, face shield, wading boots (2 types depending on depth of water), outer gloves and disinfecting basin with bleach solution) especially when conducting clean-up and monitoring activities. Ms. Jean also explained to the participants the levels of protection each PPE  provides and likewise shared some insights on the proper PPEs that should be worn by solid waste collectors and emphasized the danger of being exposed to the novel coronavirus and the pathways of transmission, the importance of how to properly wear and removed a face mask, how to do and remove the PPEs, practicing hand hygiene, including avoidance of touching MEN (mouth, eyes, and nose) as these are considered pathways of nCoV which likes moist and warm areas, among others. She also discussed that coronavirus can also be found in waste water aside from the droplets produced by an infected person. Ms. Jean ends her presentation by discussing the clean-up protocols and other important reminders.