Saif Al Falasi, Executive Director, ENOC at the 6th ENOC EHS Conference
Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) joined hands with the American Society of Safety Engineers – Middle East Chapter (ASSE-MEC) and the UAE Society of Engineers (SoE) to host the sixth regional conference on effectively implementing environment, health and safety (EHS) practices at the workplace held today in Dubai.
Attended by EHS professionals from across the region, the technical conference and symposium also set the tempo for the 2012 ASSE-MEC Professional Development Conference & Exhibition, to be held from February 20 to 24, 2012, in Bahrain. The conference further marked the formal launch of the Society of Engineer’s EHS Committee and its objectives, apart from highlighting the roles the ASSE-MEC and the UAE SoE play in developing technical and EHS staff in the country and the wider region.
“ENOC is committed to introducing the best practices in environment, health and safety to enhance the well-being of all our stakeholders. The objective of the conference was to raise awareness on the importance of safety in the industry and emphasize the significance of developing technical and EHS staff in the UAE and the region,” said Saif Al Falasi, Executive Director of ENOC EHSQ & Corporate Affairs.
Saif Al Falasi, Executive Director, ENOC EHSQ & Corporate Affairs; Essa Al Maidoor, Assistant Director for Engineering & Planning – Dubai Municipality and Chairman of the Society of Engineers – UAE; and Tariq Al Ghamdi, President of ASSE-ME opened the conference. Eng. Waddah S. Ghanem, ENOC’s Chief EHSQ Compliance Officer, presented the keynote strategy paper on developing safety leadership within an organisation.
Safety supervisors, managers, and practitioners, occupational health physicians, nurses and specialists, industrial hygienists, engineers and various EHS specialists took part in the conference.
EHS managers from leading organisations in the region presented technical papers on various aspects of occupational health, safety and environment. The topics covered the shifting trends in workplace safety, effective investigation methodologies, training and developing auxiliary fire fighters, EHS competency development, a case study about ENOC and noise monitoring and control strategies, among others.
ENOC regularly conducts environment, health and safety programmes, in addition to organising events that bring professionals from around the world to discuss the newest trends and challenges in the industry.