Doha, October 02 (QNA) - Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) was today officially recognised for meeting the highest international standards in occupational health & safety and environmental management systems. The two accredited certificates were awarded to Engineer Saad Al Muhannadi, Vice President for Capital Projects and Facilities Management at QF, by Majdi El Nawawy, the CEO of Bureau Veritas Certification-Qatar, a world leader in conformity assessment and certification services. "QF is committed to maintaining a culture of excellence when it comes to reducing hazards and protecting the environment," said Engineer Saad Al Muhannadi, Vice President for Capital Projects and Facilities Management at QF. "We are taking a holistic approach that includes a link to legal compliance. The impact of this certification will be felt throughout the organization and will help us to create a more competitive and healthy work environment." The ceremony took place inside Qatar Science & Technology Park within QF and was attended by other QF representatives. Following the creation of the Health, Safety, Security & Environment (HSSE) Directorate in 2009, QF has established systems to control and improve its health, safety and environment policies, in compliance with international standards. QF adopted the Occupational Health & Safety Assessment Standard (OHSAS 18001: 2007) in order to implement a formal procedure to reduce the risks associated with health and safety in its work environment for employees and the general public. The newly revised international standard satisfies the legal and system requirements relating to Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems. It also adheres to guidelines set out in the Environmental Management Systems Standard (EMS/ISO 14001:2004), bringing QF in line with other international organizations.
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