Workplace safety focus of conference

A high-level brainstorming session on ways to reduce LTI (Lost Time Injury) and safeguard employees engaged in construction activities in Oman is being held on Sept 12.
The two-day conference, to be held under the auspices of Ministry of Oil and Gas, will be held at Crowne Plaza Muscat.
Recommendations made by experts at the conference will be collated and submitted to the Ministries of Manpower, Social Development, Labour, besides Oil and Gas, for consultations and implementation, a highly placed source told the Observer.
“The conference is a result of consultations and thoughts on how to reduce accidents at workplace and safeguard the people and properties,” the organisers have said.
“There have been several incidents in which the safety and security of workers have been conveniently ignored. Companies are paying least attention to their safety at work,” said Salim al Sheedi, Registered Arbitrator and Consultants, Well Gate.
“Such knowledge-sharing events can put workers safety in focus and invite better norms for the same.”
Eng. Samara Salah, Chairperson, Scientific Committee Director of Business Development — Samara Training Services; Rob Gardener Tourism Director Muscat Diving Adventure (Risk Assessment for Working at Heights); Alice Ambusaidi, Work Injuries and Occupational Diseases, Executive Public Authority for Social Insurance (Cost of Lower Back Injuries and Illnesses in Industry); Eng Fawz Salah Zaydawi, HSE and Business Development Executive at Samara Training Services (Cost of Heat Stress); Ed Dawson, Senior Business Development Manager at Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (Medical Emergency Preparedness in Organisations); Bipin Gautam, Chair, IOSH Oman (Aiming Hights with IOSH Inspiring Leader); Jamal Osilan, Senior Consultant & Founder Referentials for Financial Management Consultancy (Business continuity); and Eng Nadhira al Hinai, Head of Health, Safety & Environment at Royal Opera House (Omanisation in Safety Jobs) are some of the keynote speakers at the event.
Abdullah al Hinai, Lean Coach at Petroleum Development Oman, will speak on ‘Optimisation by Lean Approach’; Eng Salim Ali al Harthi, Senior HSE Manager at Oman Airports Management Company, on ‘Human Factors & Human Errors’; Paul Murely, Engineering Consultant at ASEC Fire Engineering, on ‘Fire Safety Codes and Fire Safety Engineering’; Sunil V. Manjrekar, Chief Executive Officer at Sanbook Quality Consultancy, on ‘Construction Site Safety’, and Said Zerarka, Managing Director 2SA International FZE, on ‘Communication of Safety Information’.