The National Space Science Agency participated in a specialized workshop organized by the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications title “Occupational Risks and its evaluation mechanism”, on Thursday, August 8, 2019, with the participation of more than 16 specialists.
The workshop was divided into several areas, most notably the definition of occupational risks and their categories, the process of assessing and prioritizingn them, developing preventive measures and an action plan to reduce them, and getting acquainted with the risk assessment forms and how to effectively use them.
The workshop was presented by Captain Muhammad Al-Mirbati, while the workshop was implemented by specialist Mariam Abu Al-Fateh.
On this occasion, Ms. Amal Albinali commented, “Any work environment is associated with risks relevant to its area, but risks may vary in severity depending on the workplace. There are high-risks that have a high impact once they occur in workplaces compared to others such as power plants, oil refineries and petrochemical plants. Therefore, risk assessment in the workplace is very important and starts with trying to identify all the potential risks, their probability or likelihood of occurrence, and the impact that may result from them, then prioritizing them, developing plans to mitigate, reduce, transfer or eliminate their occurrence.”
Albinali added, “The National Space Science Agency is keen to provide a safe work environment for its employees, and is working to update its work processes in order to keep pace with the latest developments in this aspect. Also, its internal policies and procedures have ensured the optimal application of occupational health and safety standards.”
In conclusion, the Agency extended its sincere appreciation to the workshop organizers for their outstanding efforts in implementing this workshop successfully.
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