NegOcc institutions should strive for the ‘Safety Seal’, according to the DTI
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Negros Occidental urged commercial enterprises to strive for the agency’s Safety Seal.
While the application is voluntary, Romel Amihan, director of the DTI’s Negros Occidental Consumer Protection Unit, said in a statement on Friday that having the certification shows customers and the community that an establishment prioritizes public health and safety and follows all related protocols against the coronavirus disease 2019. (Covid-19).
“It sends a message to the community that this is a safe location to visit,” Amihan said.
The SM Supermarket at SM City Bacolod and the Savemore Bacolod – East Branch were among those in this city to get the Safety Seal.
Both businesses were among a group of 20 large businesses certified by the DTI 6 (Western Visayas), with additional businesses waiting to be inspected.
The Safety Seal accreditation, which is a voluntary program, certifies that a business complies with the government’s basic public health requirements and utilizes or integrates its contact tracking with StaySafe.ph.
Supermarkets, grocers, convenience stores, membership shopping clubs, construction supply/hardware stores, logistical service providers, barbershops and salons, and service and repair shops are among the businesses that get it.
The government hopes that as more companies seek for certification, the Safety Seal program will help boost public trust in businesses during the epidemic while also ensuring that minimum health procedures are rigorously followed.
The use of a face mask and face shield, as well as frequent cleaning and the use of the necessary contact tracking system, are all part of these procedures.