The four-day campaign includes field trips and educational lectures to raise awareness of the dangers of heat exhaustion among all members of the community, especially workers who are exposed to direct sunlight.
Hanan Jaber Jassim, head of events and exhibitions section at Sharjah Municipality said that the heat exhaustion campaign comes in line with the municipality’s 2017 activities and its awareness, health and community initiatives aimed at enhancing awareness among community members of the various health risks and creating safe living and work environment in the smiling emirate. She added that the campaign targets labourers who are exposed to direct sunlight.
She went on to explain that the campaign began with visits to workers at construction sites in various parts of Sharjah to directly communicate with them and familiarise them with the dangers of heat exhaustion, its symptoms, preventive procedures, and provision of first aid to workers affected until medical aid arrives.
Mohammed Ibrahim, Director of the Sharjah Municipality’s Conformity Assessment and Health Education Department pointed out that the heat exhaustion campaign includes organisation of a three- day educative seminars and lectures programme on heat exhaustion, at the municipality’s headquarters.
Mohammed Saleh Al Jasmi, head of corporate communication at the Sharjah Municipality said that the heat exhaustion campaign comes in line with the municipality’s constant efforts to provide safety to workers adding that the municipality cooperated last week with Sharjah Charity International to distribute more than 700 umbrella-shaped hats to workers exposed to direct sunlight.
He stated that the initiative aims to make workers happy and provide them with suitable and safe work environment believing in the pivotal role this segment of the community plays in enhancing the municipal work and as part of the municipality’s initiatives in the Year of Giving.