Health and Safety is about attitude and it is everyone’s responsibility. Definitely true!
Therefore, human loss and suffering is immeasurable.
A serious workplace injury or death changes lives forever – for families, friends, communities and co-workers too. Every person who leaves for work in the morning should expect to return home at night safe and sound. Can you imagine that horrible feeling when someone knocks on the door and tell you that your loved one will never be returning home? Or you receive a phone call from someone saying that he’s in the hospital and may never walk again? As human bieng, we all wish to ensure that husbands return to their wives, wives to their husbands, parents to their children, children to thier parents, siblings to thier siblings and friends to their friends.
These surely gives us a noble reason to create a safe and healthy work environment!
In relation to that, I must commend those companies in the Philippines and the United Arab Emirates I have worked with that have spent a lot of time and effort in improving health and safety by addressing issues and installing safety management systems. The management, at all levels, displayed leadership and commitment to health and safety by bieng engage in a number of observable behaviors that are directed at safety. I believed that over a number of years, these efforts produced dramatic reductions in number of incidents (accidents and near-misses).
So, if looking for help on how you will implement and promote a sound health and safety initiatives and programs, the best way is to deal with a reputable institution or organization that offers consultation and trainings services that will help you pave the way to create a healthier and safer environment! There are popular health & safety programs currently available in the UAE market that every organization can adopt and implement to further improve their management system performance which includes Occupational Health & Safety Management System (OHSAS 18001:2007) and Abu Dhabi Occupational Safety and Health System Framework (OSHAD SF) as well as training courses such as Nebosh, IOSH, OHSAS Lead Auditor, etc.