The Environment, Health and Safety

Abu Dhabi Occupational Safety and Health System Framework (OSHAD SF) is an initiative developed by Abu Dhabi Government since 2006 with aim of addressing and controlling all risks arising from various activities and to manage all aspects related to occupational health and safety at workplaces.

The first version of this system framework was launched in 2008 (Version 1.0) which followed by the issuance of the Royal Decree of H.H Crown Prince Chairman of the Executive Council No. (42) for 2009 concerning the Environment, Health, and Safety Management System in Abu Dhabi Emirate.

Then several updates and versions were carried out by Abu Dhabi Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHAD) the competent authority responsible for the implementation of OSHAD SF at the emirate level as result of regular review, continuous improvement, and consultation with the relevant stakeholders. This culminated in the issuance of the last version No. 3.0 in July 2016.   

 

Objectives of Abu Dhabi Occupational Safety and Health System Framework (OSHAD SF):

OSHAD SF aims for the following:

-   Control of risk and incidents reduction.

-   Improving the occupational health for workers.

-   Provision of innovative workplaces and developing the human resources.

-   Consolidate the status of worker and his morale, as he considered as main element

    in development process.

-   Minimizing the medical treatment costs and absenteeism, and increase the   

    productivity.

-   Enhance the reputation of the employers.

Abu Dhabi Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHAD):

Abu Dhabi Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHAD) was established in February 2010 for supervision and monitoring of the implementation of Abu Dhabi Occupational Safety and Health System Framework (OSHAD SF). Also one of the OSHAD main role is to ensure implementation of comprehensive system for managing all related occupational health and safety aspects and to oversee all occupational health and safety issues at emirate level to assure reduction of incidents, injuries, and occupational illness, and provision of safe and healthy workplaces.


Sector Regulatory Authority (SRA):

The sectors regulatory authorities are delegated by Abu Dhabi Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHAD) according to the Degree No. (42) for 2009. Currently there are ten sectors regulatory authorities, in addition to the governmental entities which managed by OHSAD Center.

The Sector Regulatory Authority (SRA) for Building and Construction Sector is the Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities. The three municipalities (Abu Dhabi City Municipality, Al Ain City Municipality, and Al Dhafra Region Municipality) are considered as Sub-Sector Regulatory Authorities (SSRA) under supervision of the Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities (for more information please refer to www.oshad.ae)

The Regulatory Authority (SRA) of Building and Construction Sector supervises the establishment, development and implementation of the Occupational Safety and Health Managment System (OSHMS) by the building and construction entities. Also the Regulatory Authority (SRA) of Building and Construction Sector monitors the implementation of the building and construction entities for the requirements of Abu Dhabi Occupational Safety and Health System Framework (OSHAD SF).

Entities of Building and Construction Sector in Abu Dhabi City:

Those are contractors, consultants, and developers working in building and construction sector in Abu Dhabi City within the geographical zone jurisdiction of Abu Dhabi City Municipality.

Registration in Abu Dhabi Occupational Safety and Health System Framework (OSHAD SF):

For registration in OSHAD SF for building and construction entities working in Abu Dhabi City, please contact us through the following email: hse@adm.gov.abudhabi  Environment Health and Safety Division (EHSD) – Abu Dhabi City Municipality (ADM).