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OSHAD Strengthen Cooperation With Local Auuthorities

Delegation from Umm al-Quwain Municipality department visited OSHAD

A delegation from the Umm al-Quwain Municipality department visited the Abu Dhabi Occupational Safety and Health Centre with the aim of identifying the centre and learning about the latest practices, work mechanisms and strategies of the centre the Abu Dhabi Occupational Safety and health system, as well as the services provided by the Centre as the competent authority for occupational safety and Health in the emirate of Abu Dhabi.

"We are pleased to strengthen our cooperation with all concerned parties to promote the occupational safety and health sector in line with the country's prestigious position, which will contribute to increasing awareness of the culture of occupational safety and health," said Dr. Jaber Al-Jabri, Director General of Abu Dhabi Occupational Safety and Health Center.

He added: "We welcome those wishing to benefit from the expertise of the Center, because of this role in building a knowledge-based economy."

Mr. Obaid Ghanem Al-Sakal, Deputy Mayor of Um Al Quwain Municipality, praised the Center's welcome to the Umm Al Quwain Municipality delegation and stressed that the visit was aimed at promoting communication and upgrading of working standards to serve public interest as well as to examine the mutual cooperation of the parties and the exchange of experiences in the future, and stressed that the centre has all the potential to implement occupational safety and health procedures.

The visit comes within the framework of strengthening relations and opening cooperation with the Center and benefiting from its experience in the implementation of occupational safety and health measures, especially that the Center supervises the implementation of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in the public and private sectors.

The meeting reviewed the functions and activities of the center at the emirate level, reviewed the requirements and standards of the Abu Dhabi Occupational Safety and Health System and the awareness programs implemented throughout the year aimed at the workplace, preventing and reducing accidents and occupational injuries.

The Abu Dhabi Occupational Safety and Health Center is working to expand cooperation with institutions to provide and share the expertise available in the field of occupational safety and health to improve the workplace to the highest standards.

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In February 2010, Abu Dhabi Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHAD) was established to ensure the implementation of a comprehensive and integrated management system for occupational safety and health (OSH) and to oversee all OSH issues at Emirate level, to ensure reduction of incidents, injuries and illnesses and provision of safe and healthy workplaces.