Identifying 10 risks of violating the occupational safety system for workers in the UAE

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The United Arab Emirates recently identified 10 risks violating the occupational safety and health system for workers in the UAE, related to work sites, as part of the great effort made by the state to provide more protection for workers in the Emirates.

Warning of "emergencies and crises" for labor establishments in the Emirates

The United Arab Emirates' National Standard for Occupational Health and Safety Management System, which was launched by the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, identified 10 typical risks that may lead to accidents on the job. These risks include electricity, machinery and equipment, dangerous chemicals, noise, unusual temperatures, and radiation, bodily dangers, psychological hazards, physical duties, and gravity all play a role in determining the severity of an event's impact in the event that it really takes place.

The importance of reporting work risks to the authorities in the UAE

He mentioned that "there are three objectives of the national standard, which are: defining the occupational safety and health strategy and policy that institutions operating in the UAE must apply, and guiding institutions in developing a system for occupational safety and health management, with the distribution of roles and responsibilities according to specific procedures, and providing a methodology" He was referring to the fact that "there are three objectives of the national standard" To manage occupational safety and health hazards, which includes identifying, evaluating, and monitoring these risks, as well as establishing protocols for preventing accidents in the workplace and determining how to respond to incidents should they take place, According to research that was carried out on accidents in the country, accidents that are related to occupational safety and health typically take place as a result of the following three factors: a lack of sufficient safety governance, inadequate safety planning, and poor safety culture.

The significance of telling the appropriate parties about potential dangers at work

The instruction, which was incorporated into the national standard, emphasised the need of conducting investigations and reporting accidents at work. Specifically, it emphasised the significance of allowing workers to report the occurrence of accidents and informing public authorities of the pertinent data that was analysed.

Announcing 10 occupational health and safety hazards at work sites in the UAE

Announcing ten dangers to workers' health and safety that can be found on construction sites in the UAE, The following are the 10 dangers that have been found: first, the dangers associated with manual labour, wherein excessive effort or repetitive movement can result in muscle fatigue; second, the dangers associated with gravity; third, the dangers associated with falling objects, falling, slipping, and tripping people, which can result in fractures, or ruptures, or concussions, or permanent disabilities, or death; and third, the dangers associated with electricity, as it is a potential source of ignition, and exposure to Fifth: The hazards of harmful substances that can cause respiratory disorders or cancer, or dermatitis., and sixthly: The risks of extreme temperatures, where heat can cause burns, sunstroke, or dehydration, and it can also induce colds. And eighthly, radiation threats, as UV rays, welding arc flashes, microwaves, and lasers can cause burns, cancer, or blindness; and ninthly, biological hazards, where germs can cause inflammation; exposure to loud noise causes irreversible damage to the sense of hearing. Liver, Q fever, and allergies،Tenth, there is the risk of psychological harm, which arises from the fact that the after-effects of work-related stress can lead to workplace violence and work-related stress.

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