Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA), in association with the Abu Dhabi Centre for Environment, Health and Safety, organized the first workshop on "Risk Management in the Food Sector," which was attended by more than 100 representatives from food establishments registered for the Abu Dhabi Environment, Health and Safety Management System (EHS). The event was held at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr in Abu Dhabi.
The workshop was aimed at creating awareness about implementing the EHS System in food establishments in order to reduce occupational hazards such as accidents and injuries. ADFCA held the event in its capacity as the government body responsible for EHS implementation in the food sector. The system envisages accident-free work environment for the citizens and residents.
Saeed Jasim, Acting Director of Communication and Community Service at ADFCA, stressed the importance of ADFCA's role in spreading awareness about EHSS in cooperation with strategic stakeholders as a first step in achieving the strategic goal of the Authority, which is in line with the vision and strategy of the government for the year 2030. "The system aims to set up a uniform EHS system across the emirate for the implementation of legislations for EHS. This is essential for protecting the health and ensuring the safety of people and to provide a safe working environment for all human resources, besides the protection of the environment" he pointed.
Saeed Jasim said that the health of the humans would not be achieved just by ensuring food safety. "It also calls for guaranteeing safety in the environs. In this regard, ADFCA has been entrusted with the responsibility to implement the EHS System in the food sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. This system is an integrated one that takes into account all issues related to the protection of the environment, health and safety in work places, in addition to preparing policies, objectives, plans and procedures necessary to improve performance with regard to EHS," he concluded.