NCEMA launches national standards for safety management, professional health

ABU DHABI, 10th January, 2017 (WAM) — The National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) launched the National Standards for Safety Management and Professional Health for the UAE.

In a press conference, Dr. Jamal Mohamed Al Housni, Director-General of NCEMA, said that the these national standards will reduce the potential of danger and threats to the safety of employees in the industrial sector, and other sectors supporting the national economy.

Achieving sustainable development requires putting record standards and systems in all fields to guarantee the steady flow of work and its continuity, he said.

For the UAE the safety and professional health of its citizens is a priority, which is reflected in the exerted efforts on the levels of individuals and institutions, he added, citing NCEMA 6000 as a model for co-operation of efforts to prevent accident in workplaces.

He affirmed that this standard was prepared as per the research and analysis of the best international standards related to safety and professional health, and with the support of leading institutions.

This was accomplished by a team representing 26 public and private institutions, who worked for two years to combine the best international practices in this field, he said.

He expressed the hope that this standard would be adopted in all industrial zones in the UAE, and by all governmental agencies and all institutions working in the industrial sector.