By Floriano Bon, QHSE
JGC Philippines, Inc. (JPHIL) completed the year with 4,478,016 safe man hours. This allowed JPHIL to reach a total of 50,323,470 Safe Man hours without lost time incident from 2008. This is a significant achievement for JPHIL as it reflects the effectiveness of JPHIL’s safety campaign. Safety is a top priority for the company.
The Quality, Health, Safety and Environment Office (QHSE) shared that the issue is not about the safety target in numbers but in ensuring that all JPHIL personnel and JPHIL subcontractors and their personnel work safely and go home safely to their families. The number is the result of caring, ensuring the safety of co-workers and looking out for each other.
The company’s Health, Safety, Security and Environment Program (HSSE) as part of the JGC Group, includes: maintaining the health of employees and the workforce and their families’ health; driving and construction safety; shared values and commitment to safety; and constant reaffirmation of safety rules. Various programs in these areas seek to eliminate serious accidents and injuries in the workplace.