Chapter News

Chairman’s Message 

I am very privileged to be the chairman of ASSP Kuwait Chapter since the chapter’s inception in 2000.

Eng. Fadhel Al Ali

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

President’s message

Beyond Tradition

Bader Al-Hadhrami, MSc., 2024-25 ASSP-KC President

Dear Members of the ASSP-Kuwait Family,

It is with great honor and enthusiasm I engage you as the new elected President of our society. As we embark on this exciting journey together, I am filled with optimism and a clear vision for the future of our chapter.

Our world is evolving at an unprecedented pace, and the field of Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) is no exception. As professionals dedicated to safeguarding lives and promoting well-being, it is imperative that we not only keep pace with these changes but also lead the way in innovation and creativity.

Beyond Tradition

Our chapter’s theme for the coming term will be centered around moving beyond tradition by fostering innovation and creativity. We will actively seek out and embrace new technologies and approaches that can enhance our practices and implementations. By leveraging the latest advancements, we aim to set new benchmarks in our chapter’s performance and achieve transformative changes.

How can we do it?

We recognize the importance of tools that provide us with deeper insights and more effective solutions to the challenges we face. Establishing collaborative platforms where members can share ideas, innovations, and best practices will be a priority. These platforms will facilitate knowledge exchange and inspire creative solutions to common HSE issues.

Continuous learning will be at the heart of our chapter. We will organize workshops, seminars, and training sessions focusing on new technologies and methodologies. These initiatives will equip our members with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in a rapidly changing landscape.

Our strength lies in our community. We will ensure that every member’s voice is heard and valued. Your ideas, feedback, and participation will be crucial as we navigate this journey together.

Commitment to Excellence

As we move forward, my commitment to you is to lead with transparency, dedication, and a relentless pursuit of excellence. Together, we will transform challenges into opportunities and set new standards for HSE practices not only within our chapter but across the industry.

Annual General Body Meeting (2023-2024)

ASSP Kuwait Chapter organized it’s Annual General Body Meeting on 4th July 2024 at the B5 Auditorium of Kuwait Oil Company.

Mr. Mohamed Yusuff A., Acting Vice President & Secretary, started the meeting with a welcome note and invited the chairman to the dais. Eng. Fadhel Al-Ali, Chairman of the ASSP Kuwait Chapter, in his welcome speech, praised the activities performed by the office bearers of 2023-24 and sincerely thanked KOC for providing the venue for the event.

Mr. Safdar Ali Khan, President of ASSP Kuwait Chapter, joined via ZOOM from India during his vacation and delivered his speech. He commended the support from his team during his tenure and congratulated the newly elected and honorary members for the term 2024-2025. He also highlighted the upcoming major events: the ASSP GCC HSE Excellence Award 2024 and the 12th International HSSE Loss Prevention & Professional Development Conference 2025.

Mr. Mohamed Yusuff A. presented the annual report, detailing the events, workshops, and webinars organized by the respective committees. The event was attended by Ex-Presidents of ASSP-KC, the President of the Board of Directors of BCSP, ASSP Region IX (Global) Vice President, and other advisory and committee members, all of whom were recognized for their contributions.

Mr. Kashif Vali Syed, the Treasurer, presented the financial report for the term 2023-2024. During the open feedback session, several suggestions were received from advisors and members for the chapter’s improvement. The financial statement was ratified during this session.

A technical presentation on “An Overview of KOC Life Saving Rules” was delivered by Mr. Ashok Garlapati, CSP, QEP, CFIOSH, HSE Consultant at Kuwait Oil Company. Additionally, Mr. Sunil N. Sadanandan gave a brief presentation on the importance of Toastmasters in helping HSE professionals enhance their communication and leadership skills.

The closing ceremony of the event was held by Mr. Mohammad Yusuff, Actg. President ASSP Kuwait Chapter 2023-2024 in his vote of thanks he appreciated the overwhelmed response from the EC, advisory committee, committee heads & Admin staff. He thanked all ASSP volunteers and supporting & endorsing organizations for making this AGBM grand success.

The meeting concluded with giveaways to all members and a buffet dinner sponsored by the chapter. We extend our gratitude to all the volunteers for their support and special thanks to the Kuwait Oil Company for providing the venue.

ASSP-KC & KENT Beach Clean-up Campaign 2024

Outreach and Govt. Affairs Committee of American Society of Safety Professionals – Kuwait Chapter in collaboration with M/s. KENT PLC organized a Beach Cleanup Drive on 18th May 2024 at Mahboula Beach from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM. The program theme was “The Ocean takes care of Us, Let’s return the Favour!”. During the event around 120 people including Kent employees, children and ASSP Members participated.

The program began with a welcome speech from Mr. Mohamed Yusuff, acting Vice-President of ASSP Kuwait Chapter, who thanked everyone for their presence and active participation. This campaign is about more than just cleaning the beach,” said Mr. Safdar Khan President ASSP   in his speech, “We want to awareness amongst the community about the impact of plastic pollution on our marine ecosystems and expressed gratitude to Kent Company staff for sponsoring the event.

Mr. Declan Finn (GM Kent) thanked ASSP Kuwait Chapter for organizing Beach Cleanup and he was happy to see large number of participants including children from Kent staff, ASSP members and their families.

Outreach Committee Head Mr. Balvant Singh briefed about the Safety precautions during the Beach cleanup activity and availability of First aider with first aid kit.

Kent sponsored this Beach Cleanup Drive. Kent’s core services include consulting, engineering & projects, completion, commissioning & start-up, operations & maintenance. Key personnel from Kent Kuwait who attended the event were, Declan Finn – General Manager, Vishnu Nair – Quality Systems Manager, Samantha Hogg – Country Human Resource Manager, Vijay Mohan – HSSEQ Lead, Tamer Alassad – Project Manager , David Choi – Commissioning Manager, Syam Komalavally – Project Lead, Febin Sunny – Procurement Specialist and Satish Kumar Matta – HSSE Supervisor.

T-Shirts, Caps, Hand Gloves, Trash Bag and masks were distributed to all the participants and thereafter trash collection kicked off.

During the closing notes, Mr. Safdar Ali Khan, President of ASSP Kuwait Chapter, Mr. Mohamed Yusuff, acting Vice-President of ASSP Kuwait Chapter, and Declan Finn, General Manager – Kent Kuwait, thanked all participants. ASSP Kuwait Chapter’s Advisory Committee members Mr. Ashok Garlapati, Mr. CH. Rama Krushna Chary and Mentor Mr. Jignesh Shah participated, promoting the theme “Think Globally and Act Locally”.

Participants expressed the Beach Cleanup theme “The Ocean takes care of Us, Let’s Return the Favour!” in languages such as Telugu, Gujarati, Pilipino, Swahili, Bengali, Arabic and Hindi. A memento of appreciation was presented to Mr. Declan Finn, General Manager, Kent, by ASSP Kuwait Chapter President Mr. Safdar Ali Khan, Mr. Ashok Garlapati, Mr. CH. Rama Krushna Chary and Mr. Jignesh Shah. The program concluded with the distribution of refreshments.

The ASSP – Kuwait Chapter has been organizing these events in Kuwait for several years. ASSP want to educate the community about the impact of pollution on our marine ecosystems. ASSP hopes that the event will serve as a catalyst for ongoing environmental efforts and inspire other communities to take similar action.

Nominations invited for Dy. Director & Org. committee members of ASSP GCC HSE Excellence Award 2024

Dear Members, 

American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) – Gulf Cooperation Council HSE Excellence Award is introduced to recognize leadership, excellence and encourage exceptional performance in the field of Health, Safety and Environment in the private sector in the Gulf Region. The Award is instituted by the American Society of Safety Professionals Kuwait chapter, a non-profit voluntary organization. This evidence-based award showcases successful business models of organizations that uphold HSE management as a business value and excel in performance and its been conducted annually since 2009.     

Mr. Faris Al Mansouri, the Team Leader of Q&HSE for Kuwait Oil Company, has graciously agreed to be the Director for the upcoming 17th ASSP GCC HSE Excellence Award 2024 program. The program is set to commence shortly, and the highly anticipated Award ceremony is scheduled to take place on 5th  December 2024

In order to carry out various preparatory tasks, we are inviting interested volunteers to be part of the award committee and contribute to the success of this award program. Following are the criteria for selection.
SELECTION CRITERIA
The following criteria will be used while selecting Award Organizing Committee. 
I. Mandatory
1.   Minimum 10 years of experience in the field of HSE.
2.   Conversant with HSE Management System. 

II. Desirable
1.  Having audit skills with Lead Auditor certifications (i.e. ISO 14001/ OHSAS 18001/ ISO 9001).
2.  Certified HSE Professionals (i.e. CSP/ NEBOSH Diploma / QEP/ CIH, etc.).
3.  Functioned as a head of any of the Previous ASSP Committees.
NOMINATION
Interested members can download the nomination form by clicking the below download button and fill the complete form, do not forget to check “Applying For”. Send via email at info@kuwait.assp.org on or before 5th June 2024.

Download Nomination Form

All the nominations will be reviewed and scrutinized by the Executive Committee of the ASSP Kuwait Chapter. For any clarifications, please feel free to contact our Chapter Executives Mr. Khaja Mohiddin on +965 66939381, Mr. Ramana on +965 55141224 or Abdul Qayyum on +965 94748335.
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