Saudi Ministry, SABIC unite to boost industrial worker safety

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Desk Reporter
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Saudi Arabian multinational chemical manufacturing company Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) has struck an agreement with the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development to help create a sound and healthy environment for workers in the industrial cities.

According to the statement, it will also improve awareness about workplace safety and health, while bolstering efforts to achieve excellence in life and property protection.

The deal is part of a larger collaboration between government agencies and the private sector to improve the level of occupational health at the workplace. “Its goal is to adopt the latest standards in risk management as per global trends and contribute to achieving the objectives of Saudi Vision 2030,” according to the reports.

SABIC said that it adheres to the highest occupational safety and health standards to ensure the safety of its employees at its more than 50 global locations.

The agreement was signed on the sidelines of the Fourth Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Conference held in Riyadh under the patronage of Mr. Ahmad Sulaiman Alrajhi, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development.

SABIC participated in the conference as a platinum sponsor. The event was attended by several representatives from the public and private sectors, besides professionals in the field of safety and security.

As per the statement, “Sabic’s pavilion provided a unique opportunity for its security and safety specialists to meet with their peers participating in the conference and exchange knowledge and experiences for potential cooperation between various institutions and sectors.” Further, it provided a venue for effective discussions on the most important issues in occupational health.

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