Legazpi City- Two of the prestigious Health and Safety award dubbed as the “Gawad kaligtasan at Kalusugan (GKK)” was bagged by two (2) Bicol companies in the recent awarding ceremonies held at the Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC), Diliman, Quezon City.
“It is an honor not just for DOLE Bicol and these companies but for the entire Bicolano Populace as well to again receive a national award! This is the second time this month. It is good to note that safety, health and welfare of workers are among the top priorities of our companies here,” DOLE Bicol OIC regional director Atty. Ma. Karina Perida-Trayvilla said.
Out of the 15-competitors nationwide, the Petron Corporation-Legazpi Depot pocketed the Gold Award, while the Philippine Geothermal Production Company, Inc., grabbed the Silver Award which is both in the Industry Category. The national GKK award is given to companies with dedication to workers safety and health backed by strong company policies and with zero accidents in the given period.
Aside from the two (2) corporation, Mr. Anselmo M. Puse, Jr., an Industrial Nurse of Philippine Geothermal, also went home with a GKK Silver Award in the individual category.
“Bicol got 3-major national awards in the GKK. This only proves that DOLE Bicol is on the right track in its Occupational Safety and Health Program (OSH),” DOLE Bicol OIC regional director Atty. Ma. Karina Perida-Trayvilla added.
Tough contest. DOLE and OSHC Bicol said that it was a tough contest with a handful of worthy entries coming from all over the country and judges with multiple disciplines, but what marked the x-factor of the Bicolano Winners, according to OSHC Bicol Personnel Mark James Andayog, is “probably” the show of their “desire” and “dedication” to continue improving the health and safety of their premises and their workers as well.
The GKK Awards were deliberated by the National Board of Judges from September 29-30 and October 6 at the OSHC by judges coming from the ECC, OSHC Governing Boar, employers, workers and government representatives, Philippine College of Occupational Medicine, Safety Organization of the Philippines, Bureau of Working Conditions and National Wages and Productivity Commission. – fin.
ISO PR Code: 2016_87_gud_nov2_oshc_gkk
Department of Labor and Employment
Regional Office No. 5 (DOLE-Bicol)
28 November 2016, rpescalante