Occupational health and safety standards committee (OHSSC)

The university-level committee, composed of the chairs of the local OHSSCs of the colleges and units, ensures that UPLB is a safe and hazard-free work environment. It is tasked to:

  • Study the working conditions in UPLB with particular attention to health and safety, and formulate standards that will provide safeguards to students and other constituents
  • Look into matters of health and sanition on campus and immediate vicinity
  • Study problems of environmental pollution in UPLB
  • Bring to the attention of the UPLB administration other matters related to health and safety


  • Fire and earthquake drills and building safety inspections (in partnership with the Bureau of Fire Protection and Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office)
  • Earthquake Landslie Search and Rescue Orientation Course (ELSAROC)
  • Basic Occupational Health and Safety (BOSH) Training
  • Philippine Red Cross (PRC) First Aid Training
  • Electronic and hazardous waste collection and siaposal (E-Waste Project-ELBI with the UP Ecology and Systematics Major Students Society)
  • Approval of the entry of garbage collectors on campus
  • Molawin Creek Clean Up (during World Water Day)
  • Monthly microbial analysis of water used on campus

Prof. Garry Jay S. Montemayor

Chair, Occupational Health and Safety Standards Committee

Engr. Christian Paulo C. Altoveros

Engineer II & Pollution Control Officer, OVCCA-Main

Dr. Michael S. Sanchez

University Research Associate I & Pollution Control Officer, OVCCA-Main