8th health & safety awareness month concludes at Emirates Transport


Dubai: Emirates Transport Media Dept.
The 8th 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 sponsored by Nasser bin Abdul Latif Al Serkal Company, was held under the theme “Safety is a Responsibility and a Commitment”, and 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 event proved very successful with more than 17,000 participants taking part, including ET employees and members of the general public.
Most of the 127 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 evacuation, lectures on healthy diet and nutrition, blood donation drives and free medical check-ups for employees.
The awareness month was supported by contributions from 102 government and private sector organisations, stated 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.
Hanan Saqer, Executive Director of Corporate Services at ET, said the annual health and safety campaign is a valuable opportunity to reach all the Corporation’s important stakeholders.
“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,” said Saqer.

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