Innovative solutions showcased at ZU Environmental Health and Safety event

ABU DHABI, 6th March, 2018 (WAM) — Thousands of Zayed University students reviewed latest technological trends and developments, environmental protection norms, and sustainability best applied practices, during the recently held Environmental Health and Safety Fair.

The University’s Campus Physical Development & Services Department inaugurated the event over two separate days within both ZU campuses, with collaborative initiatives from over 27 government and private entities, enforcement agencies and key stakeholders.

Under ‘Stay safe and help others to be safe,’ students were approached with cognitive learning activities and demonstrations, which focused on Emergency preparedness, firefighting and prevention, power and water conservation, waste disposal, green rating systems and innovative advancements in relation to EHS.

Prof. Reyadh AlMehaideb, Vice President – Zayed University, said, “Zayed University under the directions of its President Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, is committed to managing and maintaining the environmental health and safety of its students and employees.”

“We recognized the importance of hosting such initiatives to improve general knowledge and achieve the university’s goals by managing and maintaining the employees and students’ health and safety at the best international standards to enjoy a safe and healthy work and study environment on both campuses in Abu Dhabi and Dubai,” AlMehaideb added.

Riham Hwaidi, Director – Campus Physical Development & Services Department, said, “The event is organized annually with an objective of raising awareness, sharing knowledge and instilling the culture of EHS among staff, students and faculty.”

“We seek to provide awareness of updated regulatory EHS best practices and standards, generate and create awareness among ZU community about EHS aspects and its significance in any management system, impart informative knowledge about the technological advancements in the field, and last but not least motivate the society by enterprising then nationwide commitment to EHS practices,” she added.

The event kicked off with a live fire-drill performance, which took place early morning around the Dubai Zayed University Campus parking lot, where a number of highly trained female firefighters took on the challenge and eliminated hazardous fire flaring from two vehicles, which were placed for demonstration.

Enas Subhy Ali, Enviro Care Manager – Tadweer Dubai, presented during her partake at the ZU EHS event a new innovative technology to cut down plastic waste.

Yousif Al Beraei, Senior Engineer – Dubai Water and Electricity Authority, showcased two innovative concepts that aids employee safety and cuts down costs.

The Federal Customs Authority showcased a major innovative device that screens vehicles and vans on cross-borders using infrared technology.

Abu Dhabi Police showcased the “Patrol of Happiness”, which is a police vehicle that roams the streets of the capital, yet hands out positive cards instead of traffic fines.

The General Command of Civil Defense in Abu Dhabi presented the latest methods used to extinguish the fire and conducted training for students and visitors on how to use fire extinguishers.

Emirates Driving Company used a simulator that allows students and visitors to experience the driving experience in different weather conditions, tips and instructions were explained.

The Abu Dhabi Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHAD) presented the Innovative Initiative to encourage students to participate in an environment friendly competition, while the National Meteorological Center (NMC) presented functionalities of modern weather forecasting devices to monitor rains and cloudseeding techniques.


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