Qatar Steel’s Occupational Health Center (OHC) has three main domains: Primary Health Care, Occupational Health Services, and Emergency Medicine. The Center aims to maintain and improve employees’ health and well-being through pre-employment medical exams, periodic medical exams, and special exams for employees exposed to hazards. While the focus has been to cover those exposed to hazards, in 2018 the Center is expanded this focus to conduct regular examinations for all employees over the age of 40.Qatar Steel’s Health, Safety, and Security department provides training on topics such as heat stress, health and hygiene, the dangers of smoking, and ergonomics. As part of the company’s focus on preventative medicine, its clinics provide one-on-one consultations for employees, conduct vaccination campaigns, and regularly check staff for Vitamin D deficiency.
The construction of a new Medical Center building has been approved in 2018, with construction commencing in 2019. Qatar Steel Medical services are available round the clock to cater for emergency services and needs. All nurses in the QS clinic are Certified Occupational Health Nurses from IBOEHS and all health practitioners are certified professionals in advance cardiac and trauma care. The following were initiated in 2018:
new health care software aimed at enhancing the level of medical service provided
access controlled fireproof medical records storage facility
acquiring Drug Dispensing Unit licensing
two new policies and procedures – first aid box requirements and emergency response care
Occupational Health Indicators
Employee Occupational Illnesses
Health Screening (completed vs planned) (%)
Spotlight: Qatar Steel Celebrates Health and Safety Day
In 2018, Qatar Steel celebrated Occupational Health and Safety Day at its headquarters in Mesaieed Industrial City. The aim of this day was to emphasize the importance of health, safety and the environment amongst the workforce and the larger community.The day was commemorated by a ceremony attended by the company’s employees, contractors, and division and department managers. In a presentation given by Mohammed Bin Nasser Al-Hajri, Qatar Steel’s Managing Director & General Manager, high-performing departments were honored for contributing to a strong culture of safety and security in the workplace. He also thanked all employees for their continued efforts to enhance the success and progress of the company year to year, emphasizing the importance of the principle “Safety First” for ensuring a healthy and accident-free environment.Representing the larger community, various government agencies, including the Civil Defense Department, Drug Enforcement Administration, Al Fazah Police, and the Qatar Cancer Society, were also in attendance and contributed to the day’s events by making their own inspirational speeches on HSE issues.