Abu Dhabi: The state-owned entity accelerating the UAE’s mission towards a healthy and safe society by bolstering public health initiatives, the Abu Dhabi Public Health Center (ADPHC) has updated “AL ADAA”.
“AL ADAA” is an electronic application established by ADPHC to improve and combine compliance with occupational safety and health requirements in both the private and government sector entities across Abu Dhabi.
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Since its launch in 2016, ADPHC has been able to register 84 percent of targeted government entities in AL ADAA, and 57 percent of targeted private sector entities in nine main sectors, including;
- Building & Construction Sector
- Transport Sector
- Energy Sector
- Culture and Tourism Sector
- Health Sector
- Education Sector
- Industrial Sector
- Waste Sector and
- Food Sector
The ADPHC Director-General elaborated that, “The automation of occupational safety and health operations came to keep up with the Emirate’s developmental pace, and stems from its focus on the human element because of its belief that protection of workers’ health and safety is a national responsibility that must be carried out by all relevant authorities, to enable them effectively exercise their productive role in society, away from the possibility of being exposed to injuries and diseases during work.”
AL ADAA has significantly contributed towards the rise of compliance of government and private sector entities and facilitated the reporting of occupational incidents and closing investigation reports, in addition to submission of third-party audit reports and OSH performance reports.
Registration of entities depends on risk assessment of entities’ activities per specific criteria set by ADPHC, where high-risk entities are required to develop a full management system for occupational health and safety to ensure hazards and risks are controlled and protect the health of workers.
ADPHC provides an approval certificate of 3-year validity to high-risk entities once their internal occupational safety and health systems are approved, followed by close auditing and periodic performance reports.