The Aga Khan University has won the Occupational Safety Health and Environment (OHSE) Award 2011 for its outstanding performance in the service sector for the year 2010-2011. The award is a testament to the University’s commitment to quality and safety, and to the programmes, staff trainings and hazard surveillance processes it has put into place. The OHSE Award is arranged by the Employers’ Federation of Pakistan in collaboration with the International Labour Organization and is presented annually on April 28 on the occasion of World Day on Safety and Health at Work.
AKU was selected for the best performance in the service sector out of a total of 24 organizations that had submitted nominations to the nationwide competition. The decision was made by an independent panel of judges, drawn from various industries, which assessed performance in key areas such as the quality of the EHS management programme, leadership commitment, staff participation, goals and objectives, training programmes and progress, EHS departmental setup, incident reporting and analysis, emergency preparedness, employee health monitoring programme and performance monitoring, measurement and improvement.
Impressed by AKU’s state-of-the-art waste incinerator, Mr Irfan Dossa, an expert in the field of occupational health and environment and one of the judges on the OSHE panel commented that the installation of such a facility showed AKU’s commitment to safeguarding people’s health as well as the environment. He also appreciated the organization’s systems for hazard identification, online incident reporting and investigation, training and drills, and risk analysis.
The award was presented at a ceremony held on Friday, April 27, 2012 at Pearl Continental Hotel, Karachi.
Rida Turabi, Senior Media Executive, Department of Public Affairs, Aga Khan University, Stadium Road, Karachi, on +92 21 3486 2931 or firstname.lastname@example.org