Thursday 18 August 2022 - 12:39:09 am

Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre resumes 'Safety in Heat' Programme

ABU DHABI, 14th June, 2022 (WAM) -- Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre (ADPHC) has relaunched its annual "Safety in Heat" programme coinciding with the decision to prohibit work during midday hours in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The programme sets clear guidelines on working outdoors between 12:30pm to 3:00pm for a duration of three months from June 15 to September 15 of every year.

The programme aims to raise awareness of the importance for employers and supervisors to protect their workers from the heat and avoid heatstroke, as well as to educate workers about related risks and means of prevention.

Matar Saeed Rashed Al Nuaimi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre, said: "Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre launches the "Safety in Heat" programme every year to educate workers and employers about the importance of adhering to the rules and regulations relevant to mid-day working hours to ensure workers’ safety and protect against illnesses and injuries resulting from heat stress. The program reflects our commitment to all aspects of public health and the focus we place on occupation health and safety in Abu Dhabi.'' ''By working closely with strategic partners across various multiple sectors in Abu Dhabi, including construction, waste, energy, tourism, culture, health, transportation, and food sectors, we are able to reach a large number of workers and apply our programs to the highest health and safety standards,'' he added.

WAM/Tariq alfaham/Hatem Mohamed