Safety extends beyond worker safety and incident prevention. Qatar Steel values the well-being employees, many of whom have been with the company for many long years. As a reflection of the company’s respect for its employees, Qatar Steel makes every effort to protect employees’ health and to create a positive working environment. Efforts have been implemented to mitigate occupational health risks such as exposure to chemicals, airborne pollutants, dust, and noise, as well as to reduce the physical stresses from improper usage of equipment. We also provide services that support the mental health Qatar Steel employees.
At Qatar Steel, occupational health risks are identified, evaluated, monitored, and analyzed. Solutions such as protective equipment, process re-design, and training are implemented to minimize occupational health concerns. These efforts have successfully reduced employees’ occupational illnesses from 33 cases in 2011 to only 2 cases in 2016, a greater than 93% drop over the past five years.
Onsite facilities offer immediate treatment for minor injuries. The onsite clinic also conducts pre-employment and periodic medical exams for employees. To better serve employees, Qatar Steel is also working on a future initiative to expand the clinic to handle more medical responsibilities.
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