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BankMuscat Hosts IOSH Meeting.

Muscat, Apr 24 (ONA)----BankMuscat will host tomorrow (Wednesday) at its HQs' the meeting of International Organization for Safety and Health (IOSH), held for the first time in the Sultanate, in the presence of Abdul Razaq bin Ali bin Issa, BankMuscat CEO and a number of officials in the governmental and private establishments. The meeting aims at discussing and putting forth all procedures and laws relevant to enhancing culture of occupational health and safety and at all levels, knowing the role played by the member governments in the organization. The meeting enjoys an international attention and a follow-up of all local, regional and international media, because of its importance in enhancing culture of occupational health and safety and at all levels. Salim bin Mohammed al-Kaabi, HR Deputy Director General at BankMuscat said that the Bank is keen on the success of the meeting, providing the appropriate atmosphere to come up with positive results and recommendations that contribute to the enhancement of culture of occupational health and safety at all levels. He added that BankMuscat gives occupational health and safety a priority and attention and it has lately announced a major Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) initiative, the first of its kind in Banking sector, in which an occupational health and safety policy for the bank was unveiled which represents a culmination for its efforts in this regard and a pioneering step in highlighting the standards of occupational safety as part of the bank's care of its staff and providing work environment in par with the latest international standards, adding that the step will open new windows and establish a new stage of attention and interaction with international standards of occupational health and safety that is gaining an international attention by establishments and companies in all sectors. On his part Subash Ludhra, IOSH President said that holding the meeting in the Sultanate is recognition from IOSH to the great efforts carried out by the Omani government and private sector in paying attention to occupational health and safety and availing the right atmosphere and work environment for all workers and in all sectors. He appreciated security and safety measures at BankMuscat HQs' and compliance with standards of occupational health and safety, adding that the bank is at the beginning of a new and developed stage in the application of these standards which will positively be reflected on the work environment and providing the staff with necessary health and safety measures in this regard. In addition, the initiative announced lately will contribute to changing the culture of occupational health and safety in Omani banking sector. -----Ends/MN/FS

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