Goal 3

Environment health and safety management system "EHSMS" in HCT

Higher colleges of Technology "HCT" has a well-established Environment health and safety management system "EHSMS" since 2016, which was approved by Abu Dhabi Occupational Safety and Health Center "OSHAD" the competent authority within the emirate of Abu Dhabi. The EHS management system is also certified against the requirements of ISO 14001:2015 and OHSAS 18001:2007 by accredited certification body. Is a proactive management system where all potential EHS hazards a risks are identified and managed to an ALARP level taking into consideration all sources/ factors that may introduce new hazards or increase the risk level. EHSMS is based on a hierarchy of documents, among them the operational control procedures that are designed to control the overall operation and activities within HCT. The following procedures are one of the contributors to good health and wellbeing of HCT community that includes staff, students, contractors and visitors; 1- Hazardous Material 2- Occupational Noise 3- First Aid 4- Occupational Health Program 5- Safety in Heat 6- Workplace Wellness 7- Occupational Food Handling and Food Preparation Areas 8- Requirements for People of Determination 9- General Workplace Amenities 10- Violence in the Workplace 11- New and Expectant Mothers 12- Managing work-related stress 13- Rehabilitation and Return to Work 14- Prevention and Control of Legionnaires Disease 15- Pandemic (COVID-19) Mitigation & Controls