17 May 2017 - 12:13
Three workers die at Qatari Armed Forces building site
By The Peninsula Online / QNA
Doha: The Ministry of Defense on Tuesday evening announced an incident at one of the construction sites of the Qatari Armed Forces that resulted in the death of three workers, in addition to a number of injuries.
The cause of death is not revealed by the ministry. The Ministry expressed its sincere condolences to the families of the deceased and wished the injured a speedy recovery.
The Ministry stressed its commitment to abide by the highest safety standards in all its facilities.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Public Health, in cooperation with Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (ADLSA), Hamad Medical Corporation and Qatar Petroleum, are going to hold a series of workshops for health and occupational safety supervisors.
The workshop will raise awareness among labourers about heat exhaustion, its symptoms and protection. ADLSA every year announces restrictions on working in open areas during the summer season.
Heat exhaustion happens due to long exposure to direct sun heat where the body loses big quantities of liquid and salt causing disorder in body’s functions. Reasons causing heat exhaustion include high temperature, humidity and lack of having enough quantity of liquids and hard works under direct sun heat and wearing unsuitable clothes.
Meanwhile, Qatar Red Crescent (QRCS) has organised five informative sessions for 600 workers of engineering and contracting as part of its ongoing strategy of medical care and health education for expatriate workers in Qatar.
The sessions involved theoretical and practical training which were implemented by a team of four doctors and six nurses who taught the multilingual course. The sessions were conducted in in Arabic, English, Hindi, and Urdu to ensure clear and effective delivery of information.