It set 15 standards to maintain occupational health and safety

“Human Resources”: Employers are obligated to provide treatment services to workers

The Ministry has obligated the employer to grant the worker exposed to an occupational injury a paid sick leave.

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The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has obligated employers and entities to provide treatment services to all workers, without incurring expenses, through the approved means within the country, from contracting with health insurance services or a hospital to provide treatment and pharmaceutical services, or any approved health authority, while The ministry has identified 15 procedures or standards aimed at preserving the health and safety of workers and protecting work sites from any risks or accidents, the most important of which is “setting a clear policy for occupational health and safety in the facility, and related objectives.”

The Ministry has set a number of obligations related to occupational health and safety before employers in the private sector, to ensure the achievement of the maximum degree of safety and protection for workers in various work sites, in proportion to the size of the facility, the nature of its activity, and the number of workers in it.

In a recent administrative decision, it stressed the need for employers to adhere to 15 measures aimed at preserving the health and safety of workers, and protecting work sites from any risks or accidents, including setting a clear policy for occupational health and safety in the facility, related objectives, and defining the duties and obligations of the owner. Work and worker, and develop a list of those responsible for occupational health and safety within the facility, describing their roles and responsibilities, and communication data with them, assessing risks according to the facility’s activity and measures to prevent and control them, in addition to clarifying all preventive procedures and measures, emergency plans and firefighting, and defining training programs on health requirements. and occupational safety, according to the activity of the establishment.

The list also included defining occupational health and safety specifications when purchasing or renting equipment, defining the contracting and monitoring mechanism with workers contracted with long-term contracts (such as security and guard services), or to provide specific services and ensure their compliance with occupational health and safety requirements, in addition to setting periodic dates for checking equipment and machinery. Setting dates for medical examinations for workers, reviewing the procedures that the worker must take in the event of an imminent danger, the necessary investigation procedures in work accidents, striving to prevent their recurrence, defining channels for submitting and receiving observations, and suggestions of workers in the field of occupational health and safety, and defining a mechanism to encourage Participation of employees in making decisions regarding occupational health and safety, and finally developing a list of penalties for violations related to occupational health and safety.

The Ministry has identified a number of main obligations on the employer regarding health care for workers and employees, including providing treatment and medication to all workers registered with it, through approved means within the state, from contracting with health insurance services, a hospital to provide therapeutic and pharmaceutical services, or any body approved by Health authorities, not charging them any expenses, conducting medical examinations for workers exposed to an occupational disease, according to the schedule issued by the Council of Ministers, ensuring their suitability before starting work, and examining them periodically (every 6 months), to ensure their health fitness and continuity of business.

The Ministry also obligated the employer to re-examine any worker at risk of contracting an occupational disease, within a period less than the periodic periods stipulated, if it was found that his health condition required that, and to grant him a paid sick leave, without incurring any expenses in exchange for conducting the examinations, and removing him from a source Having an occupational disease, and changing the location and nature of his work if the medical authority so recommends.

first aid box

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation obligated employers to conduct a medical examination when transferring a worker from one job to another, or at the end of his service, while keeping the results of the medical examinations in his file as long as the facility remains, stressing the need to provide workplaces, labor housing, and all facilities with one or more first aid boxes. The priority is proportional to the size of the facility and the number of employees in it, taking into account that the fund is provided with medicines, tools and means necessary to provide first aid.

And she stressed the importance of training an appropriate number of workers in the facility, in addition to their work to perform first aid operations, and writing their names in a special register, with the need for the employer to implement the instructions of the relevant government agencies, regarding procedures for emergency plans and crises in cases of epidemics and disasters, and to take preventive measures. Recommended in workplaces and labor accommodations.

The Ministry has obligated the employer to re-examine any worker at risk of contracting an occupational disease within a period less than the prescribed periodic periods.

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