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Haad launches summer safety programme

Dubai, July 5, 2010

The Health Authority Abu Dhabi (Haad) has teamed up with the Ministry of Labour to launch a programme which focuses on problems and precautionary methods to be adopted during the summer months.

The summer programme, called Safety in the Heat 2010, encourages companies to register through a website Haad-safe.ae thereby generating awareness of working in the region during summer.

The portal focuses on several health-related issues such as heat stress, prickly heat, heat cramps, dehydration, heat exhaustion and more seriously, heat strokes.

A full range of training and awareness resources are being made available for supervisors, occupational health and safety professionals, a statement said.

The campaign highlights precautionary steps, provides essential information on dangers of heat exposure and advice on control measures for heat illnesses. Prevention methods such as identifying signs and symptoms of dehydration, heat illness and recommended fluid intake to maintain hydration have also been highlighted.

The promotional material can be received free of cost by registering on the website. The collaterals include posters, pamphlets, videos, DVD/CD sets and training material, the statement added.

The promotional material is available in multiple languages that include Arabic, English, Urdu, Malayalam, Hindi, Bengali, Telugu and Tamil to cater to a diverse workforce. A special poster focusing on the Ramadan month is also available, according to the statement. – TradeArabia News Service




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