2013-02-25 07:03:35 - To set on a voyage of discovery and explore best practices from the safest companies in the Middle East and beyond the 2nd Middle East OHS Strategy Summit 2013 commences today at Park Rotana, Abu Dhabi.
The correlation between enterprise productivity and workplace safety is a well established fact. It is about time, organisations viewed workplace health & safety as an integral part of their strategy.
The summit highlights on smarter, safer & more focused processes for improved operations. Opening remarks were delivered by chairman Tony Roscoe, Principal Consultant, Ryder Marsh (Safety) Ltd . He is scheduled to present on 'The Problem with Behavioural Safety'. Following the opening remarks Dr. Ali Salem Al Alili, Director for Occupational Health and Safety of Ministry of Labour delivered the first presentation on 'Creating federal requirements for occupational safety and health in UAE'.
First half of the summit had an interactive panel discussion on managing interfaces across multi-tier operations lead by
Dr. Ali Salem Alili from MOL, Khalid Almqeemi representing DOT, Amair Saleem of RTA and Robert Cooling from Parsons Brinckerhoff. Amongst other topics covered during the first half, the summit will also delve into developing the ‘health’ in occupational health and safety management .
The summit gives an insight on building an engineering organizational culture of HSE through design; experiences from abroad by Rodney J. Simmons, Associate Professor of Health, Safety, and Environmental Engineering from the Petroleum Institute (ADNOC). Case study on 'Learning from a confined space fatality incident' and others are a part of the summit agenda.The last session on day one of the summit is a panel discussion on 'Addressing crisis correctly & responsibly'.
Tomorrow, day two of the summit participants will hear from Dr. Mark Newson-Smith, Chief Medical Compliance Officer at ENOC, Darren Joubert, Sr. Advisor Occupational Health from Health Authority Abu Dhabi – HAAD and others. On second day of the conference attendees will participate in an interactive panel discussion on 'Justifying the health cost during difficult times'.
The 2nd Middle East OHS Strategy Summit 2013 will be concluded by post conference workshops on 'Ergonomics and Human Factors for Workplace Safety and Health', lead by Dr. Clarence Rodrigues, Acting HSE Advisor and HSE Graduate Programme Coordinator at The Petroleum Institute. The other topic for the workshop is 'NeuroSafety: The Next Level of the Safe-Performance Evolution' lead by Roberto Garcia, Project Manager from Sentis. Sentis is the strategic partner for this summit. Other sponsor for the summit is National Trading and Pharmaceutical Establishment (NTPE). Occupational Health International is exhibiting at the summit.
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