Occupational health and safety is generally defined as the science of the anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control of hazards arising in or from the workplace that could impair the health and well-being of workers, taking into account the possible impact on the surrounding communities and the general environment.
The scope of OHS has evolved gradually and continuously in response to social, political, technological and economic changes.
This workshop has been prepared to help the workplace parties understand their obligations which fall under OHS.
Overview of Health and Safety Obligations in the UAE
Overview of where health and safety obligations derive from in the UAE
Exploring key health and safety obligations under:
UAE Labour Law
DIFC Employment Law / ADGM Employment Regulations
Emirate specific regulations
Potential liability for Workplace Injuries and Fatalities in the UAE
Overview of the potential liabilities that may arise following a workplace injury or fatality
Potential liability under the UAE Labour Law
What is a workplace accident?
Key provisions of UAE Penal Code
Who is at risk?
“Good Samaritan” principle
Criminal Investigation Process
What to expect during the preliminary investigation – police and other authorities
What to expect during the secondary investigation – public prosecutor
Best practice tips throughout investigation process
Overview of the criminal court process and what to expect
Case Study – Criminal Investigation Process
What to expect in the aftermath of a workplace injury or fatality
Best practice guidelines
Q & A Session
An opportunity for attendees to raise any queries relating to workplace health and safety issues.