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ASSE, Abu Dhabi EHS Center Join Forces to Increase Work Safety

Posted in on Tue, May 10, 2011

For Immediate Release                                                            Contact:   Diane Hurns, 847-768-3413, dhurns@asse.org            

American Society of Safety Engineers, Abu Dhabi Environment, Health & Safety center join forces to increase work safety

DES PLAINES, IL, & ABU DHABI,  UNITED ARAB EMIRATES  (May 10, 2011) –  On Monday, May 9, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) signed a letter of agreement with the Abu Dhabi Environment, Health and Safety Center (AD EHS Center) aimed at continuing efforts to increase occupational safety and health worldwide. The agreement provides that both organizations will exchange information on issues related to enhancing work safety and increasing occupational safety, health and environmental professionals’ knowledge.

“ASSE is a global society,” Dr. Darryl C. Hill, CSP, said today at the signing in Abu Dhabi. “Our members work in all industries around the world. This is an important agreement as it helps us continue to teach others our knowledge of what works when it comes to protecting people, property and the environment. This is good for employees and employers as well as helping increase quality of life for all.” 

H.E Majid Al Mansouri, Chairman of the EHS Higher Committee, commented, “Through this agreement, the AD EHS Center will be benefitting from the expertise of the world’s oldest and one of the largest professional safety organizations.”

Areas of cooperation between ASSE and the AD EHS Center include the organization of seminars, workshops and conferences, the development of standards for the registration/evaluation of occupational safety and health specialists in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, contributing to the development of awareness programs for youth on occupational safety and health issues and participation in technical meetings organized by the ASSE.

The agreement is for three years from this date.

Founded in 1911 and celebrating its centennial, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the oldest professional safety society and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. Its more than 33,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members lead, manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor, healthcare and education. Go to www.asse.org for more information and to  www.asse.org/newsroom for ASSE’s 100th video and information.

The AD EHS Center was founded in 2010 following a decree from the Executive Council of the Abu Dhabi Emirate. The Center aims to ensure the implementation of Abu Dhabi Emirate Environment, Health and Safety Management System (AD EHSMS) through provision of an integrated regulatory framework for management of all issues related to occupational health and safety as well as environmental impacts resulting from working places, in addition to building capacities in the EHS field.

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