DUMAGUETE CITY (October 3, 2019) –  Around 50 participants from local and national government units, hospitals, universities, traders and sugar milling companies in the province attended the two-day training on weighing scale calibration on October 1-2, 2019 at Negros Oriental State University-Main Campus, Dumaguete City.

Organized by the  Department of Science and Technology-Negros Oriental Provincial S&T Center (DOST NegOr PSTC), the training aims to give importance of fair trade on the calibration of industrial weighing scales on various applications and the acceptability level on error readings of weighing scales in the market. The event also aims at highlighting on the importance of calibration which includes public health and safety, fair market trade, consumer protection, among others.

The activity is in partnership with the Negros Oriental Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NOCCI), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and DOST 7. Engr. Roberto B. Edra, the laboratory head of DOST-7 Regional Standards and Testing Laboratory (RSTL) was the resource person during the said training.

During the quick but very informative training, Engr. Edra expounded on the existing laws and regulations on metrology and its implementation in the country.

“Traceability is an unbroken chain of calibration necessary for the measurements done in the country to be traceable to international standards. The starting point of International Standards begins with the Bureau International des Poids et Measures (BIPM),” Engr. Edra said.

DOST NegOr also offered free calibration of weighing scales on October 1-3, 2019 in which 120 weighing scales from local government units, academe, hospitals and private companies. ( By: Sean Adrian T. Guardiano/Negros Oriental PSTC S&T Media Service )

Engr. Roberto B. Edra demonstrated the correct calibration procedure on a digital weighing scale to the participants.
The calibration training participants with the resource speaker (back, green) after the weighing scale calibration training.