MOPH Organizes Workshops on Heat Stress Prevention

Human Services

The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) has organized several workshops on heat stress prevention, attended by 400 occupational health and safety specialists and supervisors, doctors, nurses and health intellectuals.

The workshops are part of the heat stress program, which was launched in early May under the theme “Protect yourself”, aiming to raise awareness among companies’ occupational health and safety specialists about the importance of adopting measures to protect workers from heat stress injuries in consistent with the preventive measures adopted by Qatar to protect workers, in view of the fact that heat stress is one of the factors affecting the lives and safety of workers on open working spaces during the summer.

Dr. Mohammed Ali Al Hajjaj, Head of Occupational Health at the Ministry of Public Health, said the Ministry attaches great importance to the health and safety of workers as it has been included in the priorities of the National Health Strategy 2018-2022 and Qatar Public Health Strategy 2017-2022 to ensure workplaces free of diseases, injuries and deaths caused by work.

 

Source: Government of Qatar