ZAMBOANGA CITY — Three (3) companies in Region 9 received the Safety Seal Certification, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) 9 bared, today.

Regional Director Atty. Roy L. Buenafe reported to Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III that the companies Petra Cement Incorporated, Primewater Infrastructure Corporation and CGR Camille Builder were all found to be compliant with the minimum public health standards set by the government.

“For the public’s information, the Safety Seal Certification is a voluntary certification scheme meaning these companies applied to get the certification. In addition to being compliant to the minimum health protocols, these companies use or integrate its contact tracing with the mobile app StaySafe.ph.,” Director Buenafe added.

The StaySafe App is an online application that is an effective tool for contact tracing nationwide to ensure consistent, and unified contact tracing reporting.

To qualify for the certification, an establishment must comply with registration or accreditation requirements such as Mayor’s permit, DTI/SEC registration, or DOT accreditation in addition to using the StaySafe App and enforcement of the Minimum Public Health Standards (MPHS).

Once the establishment applies and uploads all requirements in the online platform, the DOLE will validate the status of these requirements and will proceed to inspection and validation of the establishment.

The DOLE issues the Safety Seal for the manufacturing, construction sites, utilities (electric, water, gas, air conditioning supply, sewerage, waste management) information and communication companies (private publication, news, movie production, TV and radio companies), and warehouses.

The seal shall be displayed conspicuously at all entrance points according to prescribed dimensions. Obtaining the Safety Seal shall be at no cost to the establishment. The Safety Seal shall be valid for six (6) months from the date of issuance, except for those issued to tourism enterprises which shall be valid for one (1) year.

“From the time it was rolled out, we have received a total of 5 applications, two of which are still pending. We encourage the establishments under our jurisdiction to apply for the Safety Seal Certification. This assures the public and their workers that they are safe within the premises because protocols are being complied with,” says Director Buenafe.

All interested establishments may apply for the Safety Seal Certification at this website: https://reports.dole.gov.ph/

DOLE-DOH-DILG-DOT-DTI Joint Memorandum Circular No. 21-01 Series of 2021 or the Implementing Guidelines of the Safety Seal Certification Program may be accessed here: https://bit.ly/dolesafetyseal.

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