Kuwait Health, Safety & Security Forum attracts strong Kuwait government backing

HSEFORUMPIC1Momentum is building for the Kuwait Health, Safety & Security Forum, to take place from 24-25 September in Kuwait under the patronage of His Excellency Dr Basel Hamoud Hamad Al-Sabah, Minister of Health, Kuwait

The event, which will bring together health and safety leaders from around the globe, enjoys the endorsement of the Kuwait Society of Occupational and Environment Medicine; Department of Occupational Health, Ministry of Health Kuwait; and New Kuwait, as well as the support of the World Safety Council.

This debate-driven thematic event, researched and developed by Health, Safety & Security Review Middle East, will provide a platform for the sharing of ideas and expertise on critical issues ranging from worker wellbeing and process safety to crisis management and industrial fire safety.

Through a combination of presentations, case studies and panel discussions, industry experts will highlight best practices, the latest methodologies and technological advancements to enhance HSE performance in Kuwait.

The line-up of distinguished speakers includes:

Dr Ahmed Al-Shatti, Director, Occupational Health Department, Ministry of Health, Kuwait, who will give the opening keynote address;

Sajed Al Abdali, Medical Department Leader, EQUATE Petrochemical Company;

Nasser Al-Buhairi, Chief Security Officer and Head of Emergency Coordination Unit, Kuwait Oil Company;

Professor Harri Vainio, Dean, Faculty of Public Health, Kuwait University.

A highlight of the event will be a mock fire safety drill to prepare organisations for emergencies, introduced to great acclaim at the Dubai HSE Forum. Other unique features include an innovation lounge facilitating discussions between delegates and innovators, and an exhibition showcasing the latest technologies products and services.

“The best method for knowledge transfer is through shared experiences,” said Sajed Al Abdali, who will speak on corporate wellness and happiness programmes. “The Kuwait Health, Safety & Security Forum is a great opportunity for sharing knowledge and expertise. This will enrich the health and safety field and will surely contribute to raising standards. I personally look forward to this event to learn from our colleagues.”

“Sharing expertise and best practices improves dramatically the range of opportunities to control occupational health and safety risks, to protect and promote health in workplaces,” commented Dr Ivan Ivanov, Team Leader, Occupational & Workers’ Health, World Health Organisation, who will speak on Global Initiatives on Health, Safety and Environment for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. “International forums such as the Kuwait Health, Safety & Security Forum provide excellent opportunities for sharing ideas and knowledge, benchmarking, exchange of best practices, and in this way leveraging ongoing country and company programmes and initiatives.” 

For further information and to register, see the website at www.hse-forum.com

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