2013-02-18 12:05:33 - The 2nd Middle East OHS Strategy Summit 2013, to be held on 25 - 27 February at Park Rotana in Abu Dhabi, will focus on cost effective, comprehensive and strategic solutions in order to have a safer and healthier workplace.
Abu Dhabi, 20th January 2013 - The success of a company lies in a healthy and motivated workforce. Maintaining safe and healthy workplaces is therefore as much in a companys' self-interest as is a business strategy. The effective OHS systems in the Middle East region will help to create safer and healthier workplaces through reduction of workplace injuries and illnesses, and consequently risk-free work culture and improved operations.
While understanding and developing systematic occupational health and safety strategies, many companies emphasize that the health of workers is an essential part for productivity of any business. A planned approach to hazard identification leads to a need to manage the hazard efficiently. There are numerous basis to indicate that occupational health and safety
is considerably becoming significant across all industry sectors.
Supported by World Safety Organization and Institution of Occupational Safety & Health, the summit will have OHS experts from the industries in construction, petrochemicals, health & safety, oil & gas, transport and aviation, companies will share their insights and experiences on succesful practices being deployed.
The three-day summit through speaker presentations and interactive panel sessions, will highlight on challenges and new developments in managing OHS systems within UAE. Presentations dealing with a variety of issues such as safety at heights & down in trenches, reating federal requirements for occupational safety and health, smarter, safer & more focused processes for improved operations, mental health & fitness to work, wellness programs & sustaining a culture of wellness and responsive public health plan for emergencies are among those to be delivered.
Confirmed speakers at the forum include officials from international bodies like Ministry of Labour UAE, Baker Hughes, IOSH, Brookfield Multiplex, Qatar Petroleum, Saudi Aramco, Road Transport Authority Dubai and Department of Transport Abu Dhabi to mention a few. Advisers of the summit are from renowned companies like ADNOC, Ras Gas Company, Emirates Airline Medical Clinic, Takreer - Ruwais Refinery, Brookfield Multiplex and Qatar Peroleum.
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