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HSE Report on Abu Dhabi Industrial Development

Twenty five industrial facilities nominated to develop health and safety management system

The Industrial Development Office (IDF) supervised by Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development has approved 16 applications submitted by the industrial facilities in the emirate of Abu Dhabi to obtain occupational safety and health management systems during the first half of 2017.

The department received 24 other documents and nominated 25 industrial facilities to develop health and safety management system.

The biannual report for 2017 on the occupational safety, health, and environment performance in the industrial sector has stated that occupational safety and health management systems for 26 facilities that have already been approved were reviewed; while 5 other applications have been rejected. During the period, 19 accreditation certificates for occupational safety and health management systems were approved.

Ahmed Bilal AlBlushi, Industrial Development Office Acting General Manager, has said that the IDF is the regulatory authority for Occupational Health and Safety, OSH, in the industrial sector in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, who is responsible for enforcing decision No. (42) for 2009 in addition to law No. (8) for 2013 on developing, managing and supervising the industrial sector in the emirate of Abu Dhabi.

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