ASSE Pakistan team and ILO Pakistan jointly observed World day for Safety and Health at Work in Pakistan on 28th April 2017. Following were the key events:
Karachi (Sindh Province):
Employers federation of Pakistan (EFP) organized large event at this occasion in metropolitan city of Karachi where Country Director ILO and ASSE team were also invited. Presentation on ASSE was given by Mr. Akhtar Quddus, the regulatory chair of ASSE Pakistan chapter to the participants. Syed Amjad Ali, President ASSE Pakistan chapter signed MOU with the EFP. Hope this will open avenues for growth in the ASSE membership and involvement of ASSE team for the promotion of OHS in Pakistan.
Brochure developed by ASSE Pakistan was distributed among participants to promote membership and message issued by the ILO on World Safety day also distributed at this occasion.
Quetta (Baluchistan Province):
Presentation was given by Mohammad Sohaib, the ASSE Pakistan coordinator for Baluchistan, at seminar organized by the Pakistan Engineering Council, Quetta. Introduction was given about ASSE Pakistan and importance of world safety day was highlighted to prevent accidents.
Fida Khan, publications coordinator ASSE Pakistan, organized seminar at Uch power plant Dera Muard Jamali, Baluchistan.
Lahore (Punjab Province):
Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) organized world day events with the support of ASSE Pakistan at their head office and regional office in Lahore. Similar events were organized at their offices in Faisalabad, Multan and Qadirpur where ASSE Pakistan chapter members gave presentations.
Events at DESCON Engineering and PEPSICO in Lahore were also supported by the ASSE team.
Peshawar (KP Province):
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Oil & Gas Exploration Company Limited (KPOGCL) organized world day event at their head office with support of ASSE Pakistan.
Other event was in Hattar industrial estate where ASSE team gave presentation.
Islamabad (Capital City):
Walk was organized in Islamabad. Students from Universities, representatives from Government departments, private organizations, Safety consultants and media representatives attended.
Speakers highlighted the importance of public awareness about safety, importance of safety education, need of OHS legislative reforms, and effective implementation of laws to prevent accidents and minimize deaths of workers and property losses in view of extensive economic development in Pakistan in coming years. Brochure developed by ASSE Pakistan was distributed among participants to promote membership and message issued by the ILO on World Safety day also distributed at this occasion.