Therma Marine Inc. team headed by TMI’s Technical Director, Mr. Jan Risager (second from right) posing with the GKK bronze trophy.
Aboitiz Power Corporation’s wholly owned subsidiary Therma Marine Inc. (TMI) has been recognized as the 2016 Gawad Kaligtasan at Kalusugan (GKK) bronze awardee on occupational safety and health standards, Industry Category, during the 10th GKK National Awards on November 18, 2016, held at the OSHC Auditorium in Quezon City.The GKK national award is organized by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to recognize exemplary efforts and initiatives of organizations and individuals who go above and beyond health and safety standards in their respective workplaces.Since TMI took over operations of the Mobile 1 power barge, moored in Barangay San Roque in Maco, Compostela Valley, in 2010, the company has continued to improve the occupational safety and health management systems at the power generation facility.TMI also bagged the first place award during the regional GKK competition before qualifying to the National GKK level. A panel of experts coming from various sectors including DOLE regional offices, Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC), and Employees’ Compensation Commission (ECC) conducted the validation process by visiting the nominated organizations’ work premises to confirm implementation of safety and health programs of the respective companies.“We are honored that the DOLE recognizes our efforts to provide a safe environment for our team members and team leaders. This award shows that AboitizPower and its Oil Business Unit are committed to providing a healthy work place for its workers while providing reliable and dependable peaking power to its customers,” said Danel Aboitiz, President and COO of the AboitizPower Oil Business Unit.Being one of Mindanao’s main power generators, TMI continues to strengthen its commitment to ensuring a safe and conducive workplace for its team members while making sure its operations have the least impact on the environment and its host community.This is the first national GKK award received by TMI after the assessment and deliberation by the 2016 GKK board of judges composed of individuals from the ECC, OSHC, Employers Confederation of the Philippines, Samahan ng mga Manggagawa at Kalusugan, Social Security System, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, Employees Compensation Commission, Philippine College of Occupational Medicine, Safety Organizations of the Philippines, Bureau of Working Conditions, and National wages and Productivity Commission. ###