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Ashghal wins 2 global awards for keeping workers, workplaces healthy, safe

Ashghal wins 2 global awards for keeping workers, workplaces healthy, safe

Tribune News Network
Doha
The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has been declared the overall winner of two International Safety Awards 2020 by the British Safety Council in recognition of its commitment to keeping workers and workplaces healthy and safe in 2019.
Ashghal is one of the few organisations to be crowned the overall winner in the ‘Wellbeing Initiative’ for protecting its employees from the risk of injury and ill health at work, and ‘Best Team of the Year’ for the Roads and Infrastructure project in West Muaither (Package 3) in recognition of its commitment to keeping its workers and workplaces healthy and safe in 2019.
Engineer Yousef Al Emadi, director of Projects Affairs, said: “We are delighted to be recognised once again by the British Safety Council. The double win is a testament to Ashghal’s commitment to health and safety and its leading position in the Qatari construction industry in terms of promoting awareness through targeted initiatives and implementing best health and safety practices.”
He said the International Safety Awards are part of numerous awards won by Ashghal in the last few years as a result of well-implemented strategies set by Ashghal’s leadership and nurtured at every level across the organisation.
Engineer Emadi highlighted Ashghal’s ongoing wellness programme for health screening of workers which commenced in 2017.
He said, “Having been crowned overall Wellbeing Initiative Winner in the British Safety Council 2020 International Safety Awards is a very pleasing endorsement of our vision to implement a proactive programme to improve the health and wellbeing of our very large workforce.”
In 2019 Ashghal, succeeded in undertaking the health screening of 78,197 workers, 96.5 percent of its entire workforce. The screening was to identify the three leading causes of mortality and morbidity - diabetes (High blood sug-ar), hypertension (High blood pressure), and high cholesterol (dyslipidem-ia/high level of fats in blood).
Eng Emadi acknowledged the cooperation with the Ministry of Public Health, Qatar Red Crescent and Hazm Mebaireek hospitals, in addition to the contrac-tors with their licensed medical teams at each work site.
Engineer Saoud Al Tamimi, Roads Projects Department (RPD) manager, said the award recorgnised the excellent performance in the department’s projects in the health and safety area.
Mike Robinson, chief executive of the British Safety Council, said: “The British Safety Council commends Ashghal on its achievement. The award is in recognition of its commitment and efforts to keep the workforce free of injury and ill health. The vision of the British Safety Council is that no one should be injured or made ill through work – anywhere in the world.”

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