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Masdar to educate workers, contractors on heat stress

Campaign to include education about construction site hazards, working at height and with electrical connections

An awareness campaign has been launched by Masdar to support efforts by the UAE government to educate construction workers about heat stress and how to avoid it.

The ‘Heat Stress Preventive Programme’ included presentations from Masdar City Health and Safety department and Health Authority – Abu Dhabi (HAAD) authorities on best practices to control heat stress on construction sites. The initiative was launched as part of a broader health and safety campaign that Masdar’s Health and Safety department launched in 2012.

It will include periodic awareness campaigns on other construction site hazards, like working safely at height, working with electrical connections and working at excavations. Masdar has issued safety bulletins to project contractors, outlining mandatory requirements such as providing rehydration fluids and supplements to workers before they arrive on site to reduce their risk of heat stroke and heat exhaustion.

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