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Companies in Cavite Receive Gold and Silver Awards at the 11th GKK

The Gawad Kaligtasan at Kalusugan (GKK) is an award given by the


Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to establishments and individuals for
their commendable and exemplary achievements in responding to the safety and
health needs of their workers, workplaces, and community. GKK is a major strategy
of DOLE on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) advocacy to encourage
institutions and/or companies to implement their own safety, health and environment
programs toward achieving zero accident/illness occurrence in the workplace. The
competition is open to all private and public sectors, micro enterprises and informal
sectors who have complied with OSH standards.

On the 11th year of GKK,


which was held on 11 December
2019 in OSHC Auditorium,
Diliman, Quezon City, the national
gold for individual category was
won by Engr. Joey P. Ortega. A
licensed Professional Electronics
and Communications Engineer, is
working as the terminal manager
of Petron Corporation’s Fuel &
LPG Terminal in Rosario, Cavite.
He was recognized by Petron as
Safety Man of the Year in 2018
and received Excellence Award as OSH consultant in Luzon. He has been a lead
contributor in the following OSH programs of Petron. To name a few are: a)
Breeding and Rewarding Outstanding Drivers (BROD) to create safety culture
among Petron drivers; b) Monthly General Assembly for Contractors (Mogass 4-C), a
monthly assembly on safety of all outsourced personnel inspection of personal
protective equipment; c) OPLAN TACAS or the Training Advisory Customer
Assistance Service that provides orientation on basic firefighting, oil spill, etc. He
also takes part not only in the operation of Petron Rosario Community Clinic that
caters to workers of Petron Rosario terminal and residents of the Municipality, but
also to various OSH- related corporate social activities in the Municipality of Rosario.
A staunch advocate on OSH, Engr. Ortega considered “safety as his way of life.”
Petron Corporation-Rosario Terminal, on the other hand is one of the
recipients of the silver award in the national industry category. Petron is a multi-
awarded establishment Among the
awards it achieved are: a) 2018
Excellence Award as Best Terminal
for Metro Manila Cluster; b) 4-STAR
Award for Safety; c) Silver Rating for
Terminal Ecowatch Program; d)
National Champion Award for
Category B in the Operations Facility
Maintenance and Reliability; d)
Quality Champion for Product Quality
Award; and e) GREEN Rating for 5S
Program in 2018given by Petron
Corporation-Terminal Operations.

Also worth-noting accomplishment of Petron-Rosario Terminal is their effort to


reached 5 million safe manhours without lost time. The establishment was also
recognized by the Rosario-PNP and LGU as the first Drug-Free Workplace in
Rosario, Cavite.

As a way of giving back to the community, Petron Corporation built the Petron
Rosario Community Clinic that caters not only to Petron Rosario Personnel and
residents of the Municipality of Rosario. The clinic operates for free is being manned
by an OSH physician as clinic administrator, family medicine doctor, clinical
pathologist, OSH nurse, medical technologist, radiologic technologist and a
coordinator from the Municipality of Rosario.

Last but not the least, Petron Corporation also provides Fire Emergency
Safety and Security Training Academy that offers Safety and Security trainings.

Prepared by:

JULIET R. FOJAS
SR.LEO
DOLE-CAVITE

Noted by:

ENGR. IGNACIO S. SANQUI, JR.


Provincial Director
DOLE-CAVITE