HEAT STRESS VIDEO - HEALTH AND SAFETY DEPARTMENT

 
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Description:

Workers working outside under the sun are exposed to heat stress if preventive measures are not implemented and followed adequately. In the summer, the weather in Dubai is very hot, dry and humid, with temperatures reaching 45 °C (113 °F) for many days. Working under this conditions for prolonged times without proper measures could result in illnesses like heat stroke or heat exhaustion etc. Dubai Municipality as a part of Safe and Healthy Campaign launched a video as an awareness for all the workers working outside on the wrong and safe practices one could follow to ensure safety and prevent ill- health.

Target group:

WORKERS WORKING OUTSIDE DURING SUMMER

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Campaign:

SAFE AND HEALTHY SUMMER CAMPAIGN

Description of campaign:

Since 2011, “Safe and Healthy Summer Campaign” is organized by Health and Safety Department bringing awareness and positive messages for the industries in Emirate of Dubai. One full day event was organized which comprised of lectures, presentations, workshops and open forum on preventing Heat Stress in 4 different languages visiting different sites inside and outside Dubai Municipality departments. Representatives from various industries and other government/non government entities were invited for the event. Non-governmental establishments are given the opportunity to showcase their products as exhibitors. As a part of campaign, Electrolyte drinks(‘Hydralyte’ powder) were distributed to all workers encouraging hydration in various DM departments. The campaign materials contained all basic information about heat related illnesses – from Employer or Management interventions, workers responsibilities as well as precautionary measures to stay safe and healthy especially during summer.

Publisher:

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY SECTION, HEALTH AND SAFETY DEPARTMENT - DUBAI MUNICIPALITY

Address:


ABU HAIL 16
18749 DUBAI
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Telephone:

+971557778120

E-mail:

maeroth@dm.gov.ae

URL:

www.dm.gov.ae

Production:

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY SECTION, HEALTH AND SAFETY DEPARTMENT - DUBAI MUNICIPALITY

Address:


ABU HAIL 16
18749 DUBAI
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Telephone:

+971557778120

E-mail:

maeroth@dm.gov.ae

URL:

www.dm.gov.ae