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4 Bicol firms get DOLE safety
Legazpi City, Albay – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Bicol confirmed the safety compliance of four (4) private establishments in the region following the issuance of safety seal certification to them this August.
Regional Director Ma. Zenaida A. Angara-Campita commended AP Renewables Inc. (APRI)., a geothermal energy producer in the country with a facility that operates in Tiwi, Albay, for taking the lead in securing the safety certification to confirm their compliance to minimum public health standards.
DOLE Bicol issued its safety seal certificate last August 2, 2021.
Meanwhile, three (3) firms under manufacturing and construction industries namely East Pacific Star Brothers, Phil., Inc, Coca-Cola beverages Phil., Inc. and Legazpi Premium Dev. Corp. were also awarded with safety seal certification last August 6, 23, and 31, 2021, respectively.
The Safety Seal Certification Program is directed by the Inter-Agency Task Force Resolution No. 87 S. 2020 and manufacturing companies under the issuing authority of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), along with establishments in the construction, utilities, information and communication, and warehousing industries.
RD Campita said that it is a voluntary certification scheme that affirms an establishment’s compliance with the minimum public health standards set by the government and uses or integrates its contact tracing with StaySafe.ph.
StaySafe.ph is the country’s official health condition reporting, contact tracing, and social distancing system authorized by the Interagency Task Force on Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases and the National Task Force Against COVID-19.
She added that with the safety seal, clients and employees are assured of a safe and protected workplace. She further emphasized that the seal is vital in the government’s goal of reopening the economy, whereby companies guarantee health and safety at the plant level thus boosting the confidence and morale of the workers.
RD Campita gave thanks to these 4 private establishments for their efforts not only in protecting their people and products, but also promoting a safe economy and business mobility to overcome the challenges of global pandemic.
While the application is voluntary, RD Campita highly encouraged other private business enterprises to secure their safety seal certification noting that the seal is free of charge. She’s also looking forward to a more safety certificates issued in the coming days.
She said that local private business owners who wish to apply for the safety seal certification may visit SAFETY SEAL CERTIFICATION or inquire via the DOLE BICOL Hotline # 09183096665, where guidelines on how to apply on the said certificate is posted.
Under the guidelines, the seal will be valid for six months from the date of issuance except for those issued to tourism enterprises which shall be valid for one year.
DOLE as an issuing authority caters the following establishments, manufacturing construction sites, utilities, information and communication companies, and warehouses. Other designated authorities are Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Tourism, Department of Interior and Local Government, Philippine National Police, and other local government units. ###
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MA. ZENAIDA A. ANGARA-CAMPITA, CESO III
Regional Director
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2021-08-31
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MA. ZENAIDA A. ANGARA-CAMPITA, CESO III

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