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Posted On: 30 April 2020 09:41 am
Updated On: 30 April 2020 09:42 am

Qatar celebrates World Day for Safety and Health at Work

Sumaica Asad
Sumaica Asad
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The State of Qatar, along with other countries of the world, celebrated the World Day for Safety and Health at Work which falls on the 28th of April every year, and aims to raise awareness about adopting safe practices in the workplace and highlight the role of occupational safety and health services.

This years celebration of World Day for Safety and Health at Work comes in light of the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) in the world, as this years celebration focused on tackling the spread of infectious diseases in the workplace, especially the (Covid-19) virus.

On this occasion, the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor & Social Affairs affirmed its keenness on the importance of implementing occupational safety standards and preserving the health of workers, stressing the need for employers to provide a healthy and safe environment for workers, and to provide safety equipment. The worker also has a responsibility to follow safety guidelines in the workplace and not to violate the specific health conditions.

The Ministry also affirmed the basic right of the worker to enjoy a safe and healthy work environment and to abide by all the rules and occupational safety and health guidelines issued by the concerned authorities in the state. It also indicated the necessity for the employer to ensure the safety of workers' workplaces and to continuously train them on safety rules in addition to securing all required safety equipment.

On this occasion, the Ministry called on all workers to strictly follow safety instructions and use clothes and equipment for personal protection at all times correctly to avoid the risk of accidents and diseases.

The Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor & Social Affairs called urged workers not to hesitate in contacting them to request assistance or other inquiries.

Source: QNA