Kuwait’s oil and gas leaders to address Kuwait HSE Forum

Press release Day 1 PhotoLeading lights from Kuwait’s oil and gas industry will be among the eminent speakers at the Kuwait Health, Safety & Environment Forum 2019, to take place from 8-10 October at the JW Marriott Hotel Kuwait City

Held under the patronage of Kuwait’s Ministry of Health, the Forum will provide a platform for the sharing of insights, expertise and best practice on critical issues across the spectrum of health and prevention, safety and security, environment, risk management and technology.

Despite rapid advances in the health and safety sector, Kuwait faces a range of occupational health challenges such as reducing environmental hazards, improving the effectiveness of health policies, addressing communication issues and promoting healthy lifestyles and behaviours that will encourage a safer work environment and advance worker wellbeing. As Prof. Mohamed Kamel, Ministry of Health, Kuwait commented at last year’s inaugural event, “You cannot be a safe worker if you are not a healthy worker.”

There is also a big push on sustainable healthcare, tying in with the unified Gulf Health Strategy and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to raise standards of health and wellbeing throughout the country.

This year’s event will have a renewed focus on health and prevention, and will be preceded by a one-day workshop on Hospital Occupational Health and Safety Management on 8 October, prepared and presented by the Ministry of Health, which will enable those attending to obtain CME points.

The Forum itself will address subjects such as health promotion; sustainable healthcare to achieve the unified Gulf Health Strategy; improving competency and safety in high rise construction sites; protecting workers with 3D modelling; driving safety; leadership and safety culture; mitigating risks in hostile environments; IoT for monitoring potential workplace hazards; the effects of greenhouse gases on health and environment; and marine environmental contamination by hydrocarbons.

The line-up of eminent speakers includes Dr Ahmed Al-Shatti, director, Occupational Health Department, Ministry of Health, Kuwait; Nasser Al-Buhairi, chief security officer and head of Emergency Coordination Unit, Kuwait Oil Company; Dr Ghaida Mubarak AlShoraian, senior general practitioner, KNPC; Qusai Al Shatti, acting director-general, Central Agency for Information Technology (CAIT); Dr Muhammad Alamgir, HSE manager, Petrofac, Kuwait; Dr Ahmed Haji, senior doctor, Petrochemical Industries Company KSC; and Jason Woods, Middle East & India representative for the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF).

For further information see the website at www.hse-forum.com.

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