(MENAFN- Emirates News Agency (WAM))
ABU DHABI, 22nd June, 2022 (WAM) -- Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre (ADPHC) has released an update on 'AL ADAA', an electronic application established to enhance and unify compliance with occupational safety and health requirements in both the private and government sector entities across Abu Dhabi.
Since its launch in 2016, the Centre registered 84% of targeted government entities in AL ADAA, and 57% of targeted private sector entities in nine main sectors, including building & construction sector, transport sector, energy sector, culture and tourism sector, health sector, education sector, industrial sector, waste sector and food sector.
Matar Saeed Rashed Al Nuaimi, Director-General at ADPHC, said that AL ADAA Application falls in-line with ADPHC's objective to improve the quality of life for all citizens by facilitating the monitoring of compliance with occupational health and safety requirements and providing a centralised database to make informed decisions and develop programmes to reduce and control risks in the workplace.
He continued, 'The automation of occupational safety and health operations came to keep up with the Emirate's developmental pace, and stems from its focus on the human element because of its belief that protection of workers' health and safety is a national responsibility that must be carried out by all relevant authorities, to enable them effectively exercise their productive role in society, away from the possibility of being exposed to injuries and diseases during work.'
AL ADAA contributed to raising the compliance of government and private sector entities and facilitating the reporting of occupational incidents and closing investigation reports, in addition to submission of third-party audit reports and OSH performance reports.
Registration of entities depends on risk assessment of entities' activities per specific criteria set by ADPHC, where high-risk entities are required to develop a full management system for occupational health and safety to ensure hazards and risks are controlled and protect the health of workers.
An approval certificate - valid for three years- is then issued by ADPHC to high-risk entities once their internal occupational safety and health systems are approved, followed by close auditing and periodic performance reports.
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