Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 19 January 2020

Emirati health and safety officers must be employed in construction sector

All construction facilities with a workforce of 500 or more employees must appoint at least one Emirati occupational health and safety officer beginning in 2017, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has announced.

ABU DHABI // All construction facilities with a workforce of 500 or more employees must appoint at least one Emirati occupational health and safety officer beginning in 2017, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation announced on Saturday.

“We will stop granting facilities with over 500 workers any further work permits if they don’t hire at least one local occupational health and safety officer,” said Saqr bin Ghobash Saeed Ghobash, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation. “The decision came following a strategic plan to promote employment opportunities for locals in the private sector to implement Emiratisation which is a priority for the leadership.”

The minister said the construction industry provided “attractive and stable opportunities for Emirati job seekers” and encouraged citizens to apply.

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Updated: July 16, 2016 04:00 AM

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