Khalifa University recently held an awards ceremony to celebrate receiving ISO14001 and OSHAS 18001 certificates. Employees have also received certificates for their efforts in achieving these two prestigious standards.
The certificates were presented by representatives from the British Standards Institution. The ceremony was attended by Dr. Tod Laursen, Khalifa University President, Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, Executive Vice President and Dr. Mohammed Al Mualla, Senior Vice President for Research and Development.
ISO and OHSAS are globally recognised as the leading quality assurance standards. Previously, Khalifa University employees have received training in these standards as part of the university’s strategy to promote a culture of health and safety, and to serve as a cornerstone for safe daily practices when carrying out activities related to science, research and technology. The programme was also designed to raise awareness of HSE standards.
"Khalifa University gives the safety of its students, faculty and staff top priority. It’s an important ingredient for innovation and productivity, which will in turn affect the overall quality of the university’s offerings." said Ebrahim Alahmed, Vice President for Administration and Finance. "Through this project, the university is realising its objectives aimed at capitalising on the potentials and abilities of its employees to manage EHS systems.
"The training and qualifying programme has yielded good results in this regard. Utilising our employees’ abilities helps to achieve the highest results in the application of safety systems, and helps bring us closer to earning top-level standards in regards to the implementation of Environmental, Health and Safety standards," he concluded.
(Source www.wam.ae, Emirates News Agency)