The DMA enhances cooperation with Abu Dhabi University in environment, health & safety

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Published February 26th, 2012 - 10:34 GMT

As step to enhance cooperation in the field of Environment, Health and Safety, the Department of Municipal Affairs (DMA) held a meeting with Abu Dhabi University and the National Examination Body for Occupational, Safety and Health.

H.E Dr. Salem Al Shafiei Managing Director of the Governance Sector in the DMA affirmed the importance of the meeting in opening new channels of communications between Universities and professional entities and agencies in the field of Environment, Health & Safety (EHS).

The meeting discussed ways to help the Abu Dhabi University in enhancing their existing program in the Environment, Heath and Safety, seeking the help of the DMA to develop the university program to meet the EHS needs of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi as a whole.    

Mr. Stewart Naylor International Manager at Nebosh presented at the meeting a summary of the programs, exams and certificates offered and granted by the U.k based Examination Body in the field of environment, health & safety which focus on safety measures in different sectors of the local economy and how to ensure a healthy and safe work environment.

The meeting also discussed the needs and requirements for the Environment, Health and Safety Management System and educational requirements in universities to grant certificates and diplomas in this specialty and discussed new opportunities to enhance cooperation between the three entities to raise the standard of this sector and help students to become experts and professionals in this vital sector for the local economy.

On the other hand the Department of Municipal Affairs held a meeting with the Abu Dhabi Environment, Health and Safety Center which thanked the DMA for their contribution to draft the new code of practice and reviewing documents prepared by other sectors for the release of the regulatory framework version2 for the Environment Health & Safety Management System (EHSMS).

Dr. Jaber Al Jaberi, Director of the Abu Dhabi Environment, Health and Safety Centre had a presentation about how the new regulatory frame will be structured and the impact on the sector regulatory authority since the DMA is the regulator for the Environment, Health and Safety in building, construction and commercial sectors.

Background Information

Abu Dhabi University

The dream began with the Charter of Abu Dhabi University in the year 2000, After three years of planning, the university opened its doors in September 2003, to an entering class of 1,000 students on its two campuses in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. Unlike other colleges and universities in the UAE, ADU undertook the measures necessary to ensure that all of the degree programs it would offer had secured accreditation from the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in advance of any students enrolling in them.

ADU offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees based upon the American model of higher education.

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