ABU DHABI, The Environment, Health and Safety Division at Abu Dhabi City Municipality, ADM, took part in the Occupational Health Week held by Abu Dhabi Ports under the theme, 'Together for a Better Future'.

The participation stems from the keenness of the municipality to promote the relationships with local entities and benefit from the successful experience in the field of environment, health and safety. At the same time, it enables the ADM to present its vision and showcase its achievements and role in this regard.

Khalfan Al Nuaimi, Acting Executive Director of Town Planning Sector, said, "The municipality is capitalising on these important events in a bid to enhance its role in boosting the standards of environment, health and safety. It also seeks to provide the best environments for those working on construction sites and apply the best-in-class practices of the industry. The ADM participated through its Mobile Station for Monitoring Ambient Air Quality Project."

"The ADM's participation in the Occupational Health Week is aimed at educating the specialists on building and construction sites as well as the public and students about matters related to the environment, health and safety. It also sought to stress its role on monitoring the strict compliance with the requisites of occupational health and safety of employees at construction sites and surrounding areas with a view to providing a proper and healthy work environment free from pollutants," he noted.

Commenting on the Mobile Station for Monitoring Ambient Air Quality Project, Dr. Huda Al Salmi, Director of Environment, Health and Safety at the Municipality, said, "It is a mobile station aimed at monitoring the quality of ambient air at the building and construction sites. The station monitors and measures the density of air pollutants and some physical variables relating to the weather conditions."

"Through the station, we can verify the quality of ambient air and whether it is free from pollutants. The station is fitted with equipment and devices to monitor and measure gas pollutants such as carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides, volatile organic compounds (benzene - toluene - ethylbenzene), microparticulate (size 10 and 25 microns)," she added.

The station also monitors physical variables such as noise, temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction, atmospheric pressure, and rainfall.

Source: Emirates News Agency