The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), in collaboration with strategic partners, is working on preparing a national system for registering all occupational and work-related injuries and diseases.
With this, the MoPH aims to achieve one of the main priority outputs (Healthy and Safe Employees) of the National Health Strategy as well as the Occupational Health Project, one of the Public Health Strategy projects.
The national system aims to identify all data of occupational injuries and diseases and work-related illnesses, including the causes of injuries, to reduce them through the development of awareness programmes or the preparation of laws and guidelines that limit such injuries in workplaces.
In this context, the MoPH recently organised a workshop to discuss and identify basic data for occupational and work-related injuries and diseases, at the Itqan Clinical Simulation and Innovation Centre.
The workshop was attended by more than 50 occupational health and safety specialists in government, semi-government and private entities, including the MoPH, Ministry of Labour, Hamad Medical Corporation, Primary Healthcare Corporation, QatarEnergy, the Public Works Authority (Ashghal), Qatar Red Crescent Society, International Labour Organisation, Weill Cornell Medicine and some private companies.
The workshop highlighted the most important fundamental data sets to be entered by the authorities concerned in the system for reporting occupational and work-related injuries and diseases.
The workshop further reviewed the occupational health and safety definitions according to the Qatari Labour Law and the International Labour Organisation.
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