Muscat: Acting in cooperation with the Oman Energy Association, the Ministry of Energy and Minerals organised the first safety forum for mining sector leaders. The forum saw the participation of representatives of more than 40 companies and entities specialised in the mining, health and safety sectors.
The opening ceremony of the one-day forum was held under the auspices of Mohsin bin Hamad Al Hadhrami, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Energy and Minerals.
At the outset of the forum, Al Hadhrami said that the ministry accords attention to the system of health and occupational safety in various sectors under its supervision. This system represents an essential pillar in the facilities of the ministry, he added.
Al Hadhrami pointed out that the ministry espouses all necessary measures for consolidating the practice of risk management at the highest level to protect workers, the environment and society at large.
The forum focuses on health and safety specialisations and mining engineering. It mainly aims to highlight the importance of health and safety in the mining work environment and urge companies to take all necessary precautions for implementing the “Health and Safety Guide” drafted by the ministry.
During the forum, emphasis was laid on activating the above-mentioned guide in mining sites over the next five years with the prime aim of avoiding work accidents.