Posted on December 01, 2018

Mowasalat (Karwa) organized its Annual Health & Safety event at staff accommodation in Karwa City during 23 – 24 November 2018, with this year slogan as “#CareForYourLife”. The event included a number of medical activities organized by Mowasalat Medical Center including free basic health checkup and vision screening, as well as a number of short awareness programs and presentations on health and safety, presented by a number of specialist physicians.

Mowasalat Health, safety, Security and Environment Department collaborated with stakeholders to present interactive programs and civil defense live demonstrations that added value stressing on self-awareness and ensuring to keep safe work place, home, environment and lives. Basic day-to-day health & fitness exercises were presented to be relieved of stress, maintain good vision, relief from stiffness & back ailments, postures while driving, and other useful tips. The activities also included awareness lectures and presentations from Karwa Driving School on the hazardous effects of driver distraction resulting from using audiovisual and mobile devices, eating and drinking, keeping objects that may fall and jam the brakes, during driving, which can become fatal and endanger safety of lives.

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The event witnessed special participation from the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs (MADLSA) represented by Mr. Jaber Al Marri, Head of Occupational Safety and Health Department, where he presented the most recent updated and information on occupational safety and health, also distributed safety booklets to enhance safety awareness of Mowasalat employees. The team of MADLSA commended these annual initiatives and awareness programs provided by Mowasalat to its employees, in regards of their substantial importance in spreading the culture of health and safety.

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Our driver employees as per their shift hours attended the sessions, which was given two days.  They showed much enthusiasm participating and engaged themselves with the trainer and coach. The employees expressed their happiness and thanked the management and the organizers, as they felt that such engagement activities not only educate them but also keep them motivated and happy in their job. This event is part of Mowasalat’s annual planned activities to spread awareness for general health and safety on all levels, in addition to help the Company’s employees and drivers to deliver their duties in a healthy and safe environment fulfilling their responsibility to customers and company.

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