DUBAI, The 7th Emirates Transport, ET, Month of Occupational Health and Safety was concluded in a closing ceremony at ET’s Dubai head office.
The month-long event, which was held under the theme ‘Let Safety Lead You’, aimed to increase awareness and provide basic health and safety training to employees of the federal transport corporation.
ET General Manager, Mohammed Abdullah Al Jarman, said the campaign proved very successful with more than 19,000 participants taking part, including ET employees working all over the country.
Most of the 104 events were also open to the general public, including school students.
Some of the events of the month-long campaign included workshops on first aid and firefighting, mock fire evacuations, lectures on healthy diet and nutrition, blood donation drives and free medical check-ups for employees.
“The awareness month was supported by contributions from 78 government and private sector organisations,” added Al Jarman, during the closing ceremony.
Among the leading contributors were the Ministry of Interior, Abu Dubai Education Council, the Ministry of Education and the various local health authorities in each emirate, as well as hospitals and clinics from across the UAE.
Al Jarman stated that the annual health and safety campaign is a valuable opportunity to reach all of the Corporation’s important stakeholders, adding that safety awareness efforts have contributed to a 10% reduction on the number of recorded road accidents in 2017, compared to 2016.
“The main aim of the campaign is health and safety at work, particularly in relation to transport safety, but we also know that educating people about an overall healthy lifestyle can have many benefits for them both in their personal and professional lives,” he said.
Source: Emirates News Agency