LEGAZPI CITY, (PIA) - The Bacon-Manito geothermal project of the Energy Development Corporation (EDC) and its subsidiary Bacon Geothermal Inc (BGI) received the gold award for safety and health.
The gold award for 10 million man-hours without lost time accident is among the highest awards at the annual safety performance award accorded by the Safety and Health Association of the Philippines Energy Sector, Inc. (SHAPES) and the Department of Energy (DOE) to energy companies with exceptional health and safety performance in the workplace.
Marcel Rosario, EDC head for its Bacon-Manito geothermal facility, said the awards received by EDC and BGI and its safety and health professionals is just a bonus as the company truly values the safety of its employees and stakeholders inside its premises while providing clean and renewable energy.
"We thank SHAPES and DOE for their continuous support to companies like EDC that value the safety of its employees and stakeholders, among others. We at EDC are committed to provide clean and renewable energy for all, yet, safety is one of our core values and a part of our culture," Rosario said.
SHAPES was established in 2005 to create synergy in the energy sector towards ensuring safe and healthy work environment and to promote occupational safety and health in all aspect of energy operations.
In recognition of its exceptional health and safety performance in the wokplace, EDC also received seven corporate awards and five individual awards from the recently concluded 16th Energy, Safety, Health, and Environment Conference.
To qualify for an award, the company must have recorded at least three years or three million man hours with no Lost Time Accident (LTA) for both its employees and contractors.
The company must have no outstanding safety violation or case based on DOE's Renewable Energy Safety, Health and Environment Rules and Regulations (RESHERR), as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Standard (OSHS) of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). (SAA/EDC-PIA5/Albay)