About 300 students from Umm Al-Qura University participated in the OSHA Standards Course specializing in occupational safety and health in industrial facilities. The course, which lasted four days, was organized by the Sirb Voluntary Team at the College of Engineering and Islamic Architecture, within the framework of the college contribution to realizing the goals of the national trends towards qualifying personnel in engineering majors and fields.
The Dean of the College of Engineering and Islamic Architecture, Dr. Naif Al-Ahmadi, explained that the course is part of the college plans to qualify and train students in line with the developments in the labor marke, to ensure the stability and sustainability of professional production. The course also aims to achieve the main pillars of the national strategic program for occupational safety and health, including spreading awareness of prevention methods by urging national personnel to be present to support the infrastructure, as well as strengthening legislation and regulations for occupational safety and health.
The Supervisor of the Voluntary Unit at the college, Dr. Talal Mandourah, stressed that the course program includes all American OSHA standards for the concept of occupational safety and health, informing students about the risks of the work environment and analyzing them using protective mechanisms for the various types of difficulties they might face. It also involves educating students on the basic specifications of the means of fire-fighting and controlling fires, and applying evacuation and security requirements. He instructed the students on the importance of their enrollment in the voluntary programs launched by the club, and the significance of contributing to its activities to achieve the national goal of reaching one million volunteers.