Countries in the GCC have been rapidly developing as a result of the economic boom from the petrochemical industry. In Qatar, economic prosperity has propelled the migration of workers from less developed countries to help develop its infrastructure, service and hospitality industries. The Qatar Vision 2030 development plan, in accordance to the National Health Strategy 2017-2022, emphasises that Qatar’s population meets the needs of the existing and future generations through an integrated healthcare system with a strong emphasis on ensuring healthy lives and promotion of wellbeing for all.
There remains a high incidence of work-related injuries, especially in the construction and petrochemical sector. Although there have been gradual gains in health, human development indices and standard of living, there is scarcity of literature on work-related injuries, especially characteristics and risk factors of work injuries.
Health, Safety and Environment 2019 Doha, Qatar is designed for HSE professionals and will cover best practices, the latest industry improvements, technological advancements the innovative applications to enhance HSE performance in the region. While exploring a wide range of important issues with the industry peers, the forum will be a valuable platform to hear from visionary industry experts and learn about solutions delivered by a variety of providers.
HSE Investment Avenues – Major projects underway in Qatar
- Qatar Ministry of Public Health announces major projects in the construction of new specialised hospitals, both in the public or private health sector, in addition to the creation of new services that will further enhance Qatar’s health system.
- Work has begun on the construction of seven new healthcare projects with a total value of $330 million, says Qatar’s Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’.
- Qatar’s Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs is researching on technologies to measure the impact of heat stress on workers’ health and productivity.
- High scope for IoT technologies and smart solutions to counter heat stress in the country.
- Qatar’s Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’ is building pedestrian crossing places, tunnels, bridges among others to reduce pedestrian accidents.
- The country recently invested in an eco-friendly energy-generation pyrolysis technology to manage waste.