I am very privileged to be the chairman of ASSP Kuwait Chapter since the chapter’s inception in 2000.
The ASSP-Kuwait chapter envisions developing into a center of excellence providing professional guidance, services, consultancy and resources to the Industrial and Social sectors in the region on matters related to Health, Safety and Environmental Protection.
ASSP Kuwait Chapter is an ISO 9001:2015 certified non-profit organization of professionals committed to the advancement of Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) practices among the Industrial sectors and social groups in Kuwait. ASSP, USA was established In 1911. Society has been the most respected advocate for workplace safety and health professionals, working hard to advance the profession and the individuals throughout the globe. It is well connected with more than 38,000 members in more than 80 countries around the world and the Kuwait chapter is the most vibrant chapter outside the USA in terms of spreading the message actively. we connect safety and health professionals to a vast community of peers, resources and opportunities. In line with ASSP Kuwait chapter objectives we organize the following programs to meet these objectives and we strongly communicate which each other and with the community through various media and communication channels
Following are the major activities of the chapter where HSE professionals, Industries can make use of these programs for the advancement of HSE awareness for their employees and with this platform provided they can share their best practices utilizing their CSR budgets.
- International HSSE Professional Development Conference & Exhibition
- GCC HSE Excellence Award to recognize private sector Companies
- HSE Training programs
- Complimentary HSE Technical Seminars / HSE Webinars
- Publications ( E-newsletters, Awareness Flyers) to promote HSE awareness for HSE professionals and the community
- Community Outreach Campaigns like Beach Clean up, Defensive Driving programs etc
- Exclusive events for Women in Safety Excellence
We as a chapter believe think globally and act locally and I once again thank all the volunteers of the chapter for their continuous voluntary efforts in achieving the common goal of “ Working for a better safer stronger future ”
WISE Committee of American Society of Safety Professional-Kuwait Chapter in coordination with Trash Tag Kuwait organized a Beach Cleanup Drive on 12th March 2022 at Messila Beach. The program was sponsored by M/s IHS Tower.
The program started with a welcome speech by Ms. Noor Adel Alsadi, member of WISE Committee. She welcomed all the participants and thanked for their presence and active participation & held a warmup session before start of program. Ms. Janet Najare & Ms. Zahida Farook informed that “Our goal for Cleanup Day at Messila Beach is not only to pick up every piece of trash we can reach, but also to educate the public on the responsibility of keeping the beaches clean and save our mother environment”.
Caps, Hand Gloves, Trash Bag, Trash picker stick were distributed to all the participants by Trash Tag Kuwait and thereafter trash collection kicked off.
More than 50 participants were present in this program. The volunteers spent 2 hours picking up everything from cigarette butts, plastic bottles and food wrappers etc. The group Leaders coordinated the trash collection and the trash bags were collected at identified collection centers and then later all the trash bags were disposed by Trash Tag Kuwait.
During the closing notes as part of appreciation and recognizing the efforts of the people, ASSP Kuwait Chapter President Mr. Jahid Thakor & Advisory board member Mr. Ashok Garlapati handed over memento to IHS Tower for their support & an appreciation certificate to Trash Tag Kuwait & Ms. Noor Adel Alsadi. The program concluded with a photo session & light snack distribution.
The ASSP – Kuwait Chapter has been organizing these events in Kuwait for several years except during the pandemic season; targeting a new beach every year.