AGU Conducts Study on Safety and Health Management at Bapco

AGU Conducts Study on Safety and Health Management at Bapco

The Arabian Gulf University (AGU) has announced that it completed a field study that analysed occupational safety and health surveys in Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco).
The study was aimed at identifying additional strengths and areas of improvement in the Company’s safety and health management systems.
It was conducted in the context of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in January 2015 between Bapco and AGU to strengthen scientific research initiatives and achieve the management’s ambition to support scientific development efforts in the fields of the environment, health, safety, reliability and performance in the company.
The MoU resulted in a scientific study that included the analysis and review of the results of the occupational safety and health surveys conducted at Bapco in 1998 and 2005, as well as the results of the field follow-up study for the year 2017.
Deputy Dean of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research Affairs in AGU Prof. Dr. Randah Hamadeh, who also heads the team in charge of the study, affirmed that the study focuses on identifying strengths and areas of improvement in the company’s safety and health management systems, adding that it included all Bapco employees and was compared with the results of studies conducted in 2017 and previous years.
The survey was conducted electronically (online) and in both Arabic and English languages to suit all employees. It included a questionnaire of 100 questions and 21 aspects, with a focus on the environment, health and safety. The results indicated a significant increase in the satisfaction percentages of all aspects comparted to previous years and employees categories. In 2017, the satisfaction percentage was between 71.5% and 91.3%, compared to 59.1% to 86.3% in 2005. This shows the effectiveness of the company initiatives in particular those focusing on health, safety and environment.
The results were presented to the Deputy CEO of Bapco and several managers and administrators, who commended on the team for the sincere efforts paid to conduct the study, stating that the results would have positive impacts on the company’s policies and future activities.
It’s noteworthy that the company intends to continue conducting this study on a regular basis in the upcoming years in order to maintain a high level of satisfaction among the employees.
In addition to Dr. Hamadeh, team members included Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine of AGU Dr. Ahmed Jaradat, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry of AGU Dr. Haitham Johrami and Occupational Health and Safety Officer of Bapco Mr. Ismail Ahmed.

Source : agu.edu.bh