Occupational safety is a top concern in most companies

Occupational safety is a top concern in most companies

Summit focus on occupational safety

01 April 2014

A KEY summit, to be held in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, next month, will address the importance of occupational health safety.

The third annual Middle East OHS Strategy Summit, organised by Fleming Gulf, will emphasise the need to prevent occupational accidents, occupational diseases and work-related health hazards. It is scheduled to be held from May 7 to 9 at Le Meridien Al Khobar.

Outlining the role of managers and ways to develop a proactive safety culture at the summit will be Ahmed Ajabnoor, director ISD & GA from Maaden.

Fatigue is one of the leading factors contributing to the risk of being injured or killed. At the summit, Dr Kashif Afzal, health director-Middle East, BP, will elaborate on detection of fatigue in order to avoid adverse effects.

Saudi Aramco’s Sultan H Al Zahrani, director-traffic safety signature programme, will talk about the four Es of traffic safety strategy, namely engineering, enforcement, education and emergency response.

The speaker panel includes Dr Ali Salem Al Alili, director of occupational health and safety from the Ministry of Labour-UAE, Sergey Peresypkin, director HSE-Middle East from Baker Hughes, and Dr Syed Z Hussaini, occupational health specialist from RasGas.

The summit will give an opportunity to network with government entities and health, safety and environment decision makers from oil, gas and petrochemicals industries, utilities, manufacturing, warehousing and transport.  

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