In line with its corporate social responsibility, Qatar Steel participated in the celebration held by Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs on the occasion of World Day for Safety and Health at Work and the International Workers Day. The event was held, under HE Dr. Abdullah Saleh Mubarak Al-Khulaifi, Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, at Doha Industrial Area.
Officials from the Ministry, Directorate of Civil defense, Supreme Council of Health (SCH), Qatar Red Crescent and the National Human Rights Committee (NHRC), leaders of different expatriate communities attended the event, along with some 500 workers from about 100 companies.
The event was intended to focus on the importance of occupational and health safety, to raise awareness among workers, and how to maintain a healthy and safe work environment.
The event’s program included lectures to familiarize the public with safety procedures and practices at workplace, urging them to gain the capabilities and skills required to deal with emergencies; how to put out fires and provide first aid.
The officials stressed the importance of providing a safe work environment free of risks, and also to raise the competency of the preventive procedure, to reduce the work injuries and work-related diseases.
Brochures and different publications were given to workers on how to enhance the prevention culture and how to stay safe at work.