The identification of health hazards and the assessment of associated risks have been completed through the Occupational Health Risk Assessment (OHRA) Report as part of the HSEIA. For example, high noise levels, heat stress and potential contact with hazardous chemicals may exist in the work place. By identifying the risks posed by such hazards, suitable controls are established in order to minimize any possible impact.
The GASCO Occupational Health Program is aimed at promoting and maintaining the health of workers as it relates to their work environment.GASCO pro-actively determines potential work related health problems and establishes controls to minimize the risk of occupational illness. The GASCO Occupational Health program comprises two elements: Health Protection and Health Promotion
As part of the Health Protection element, audits and regular inspections of accommodation camps and food preparation areas are conducted at GASCO sites and Head Office by both ADNOC hygiene inspectors and specialist independent inspectors.
For Health Promotion, awareness programs have been established at Head Office and at field sites, during which employees have had the opportunity to discuss various aspects of their lifestyles which may be causing concern. A series of lectures have also given staff practical information on ways to improve their health including obesity, heat stress, ergonomics, diabetes and the dangers of smoking.
A major area of thrust has been to improve the health awareness of employees and their families through the publication of a series of booklets under the themes “Take Care of Your Heart”, ”Take Care of your Back” and “Take Care of your Hearing”.
Here are a few booklets published to improve the health awareness of GASCO’s employees and their families.
Booklets are available for download in the Publications Section