Republic Cement Rallies for Five Million Safe Man-Hours in its Expansion Sites
To reinforce safety in its construction sites, Republic Cement gathered over 1,000 construction project workers at Republic Cement’s Norzagaray Plant Dome for its “Go for 5M!” Safety Rally.
Republic Cement contractors Aboitiz Construction, AECOM, BetonBau Phil., DAL Elektrik Otomasyon, and CME Technology Phil. were among Republic Cement’s contractors represented during the event that aims to motivate Republic team members and project contractors to “go for 5 million safe man–hours.”
“The construction site is a dangerous place, especially if we don’t have a strong safety culture. We’re very proud of this accomplishment, and we are glad to have our employees and contractors on board in our commitment to safety,” said Republic Cement Services, Inc. President Nabil Francis.
2013 data from the International Labor Organization shows that the Philippines lost as much as 66,000 operational days due to cases of occupational injury, which resulted in temporary work incapacity.
“Together, we can build a safe environment, where people can go home to their families at the end of the day. Together, we can build a stronger Republic!” Francis added.
Aside from its own construction sites, Republic Cement also rallied stakeholders in the construction industry to work together towards building a safety culture in the sector, through the establishment of the “Republic Contractors Safety Guild” in 2018.
Philippine Basketball Association Legends Alvin Patrimonio and Jerry Codiñera who were guests at the event shared how the principles they learned in basketball apply to construction.
“With any athlete, if there is no discipline, you cannot go far,” said Codiñera, highlighting the importance of having good communication skills to avoid accidents. Patrimonio underscored staying healthy is also important in order to perform well at work.