DOLE-Davao awards 1st safety seal certification

The Department of Labor and Employment XI awarded its first Safety Seal Certification to Therma South, Inc. (TSI) in its office in Brgy. Binugao, Toril, Davao City on August 11, 2021.

TSI’s application for Safety Seal Certification was approved based on the inspection and validation of its compliance with the minimum public health standards and other requirements of the Safety Seal Certification Program pursuant to DOLE-DOH-DILG-DTI Joint Memorandum Circular No. 20-01.

Mr. Abe Nisnisan, Vice-President for Operations and Maintenance of TSI, who received the award on behalf of the company, expressed his gratitude to DOLE XI for acknowledging their efforts to enforce strict and continual compliance with minimum public health standards.

“The pandemic has been really challenging but also forced us to do our best to protect our people. Aside from compliance, we are doing this because looking after our workforce’s safety and health has been our culture in TSI,” he added.

DOLE XI OIC-Regional Director Atty. Randolf C. Pensoy, who led the awarding ceremony, praised the undertakings of TSI and recognized its impact to the economy as a generator and distributor of electric energy. “Therma South, Inc. has established the desired standard of quality and may these efforts serve as example to other companies. We highly encourage the others to apply for this certification as we aim to safely reopen the economy.”

Also present during the awarding ceremony were DOLE XI-TSSD Chief Paul V. Cruz, Senior Labor and Employment Officer of the Labor Standard Unit Engr. Yolibelle Aviñante, and Vice-President for Operations and Maintenance-Toledo and Davao Plant Mr. John Dean.

The Safety Seal Certification is a voluntary certification scheme that affirms that an establishment is compliant with minimum public health standards set by the government and integrates its contract tracing with StaySafe.ph.

DOLE is the issuing authority of the safety seal for manufacturing, construction sites, utilities (electric, water, gas, air conditioning supply, sewerage, waste management), information and communication companies, and warehouses.

For the complete list of requirements, the applicants may visit www.dole11portal.org.ph. (PR-DOLE XI)

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