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The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) hosted a lecture entitled “A Safe and Healthy Work Environment for a Civilized and Advanced Society” in collaboration with Dubai Health Authority (DHA). The lecture was attended by a large number of TRA’s employees and comes within the framework of the TRA’s Occupational Health and Safety Month initiative, which is occurring throughout the month of November.
This awareness lecture aims to introduce the TRA staff to the occupational safety concept at the workplace, its main principles as well as the measures and precautions that should be taken while focusing on the factors and causes leading to common errors and how to avoid them. The lecture was delivered by Ismat Essam Ghazal, Skills and Self Development Consultant at the Medical Education Department, who focused on many important issues related to this subject including staff safety, fire precautions, facilities security, protection from contagious diseases, and how to protect against injuries and health hazards at the workplace.
“The TRA’s Occupational Health and Safety Month initiative comes as part of an integrated corporate strategy directed towards enhancing workplace safety, reducing accidents and minimizing the possibility of those accidents occurring. This includes guiding TRA’s employees on all the precautionary mechanisms and control measures to prevent the occurrence of workplace accidents and eliminate their causes, in addition to creating a safe and comfortable working ambiance with all safety measures to protect from diseases and injuries,” said H.E. Mohamed Nasser Al Ghanim, Director General of TRA.
The TRA’s Occupational Health and Safety Month is an initiative taking place in the Abu Dhabi and Dubai headquarters throughout the month of November. The initiative is comprised of several awareness sessions, volunteer opportunities, knowledge workshops, an educational contest, a training course and handbook, all to promote a healthy and safe environment in the workplace.