Chapter News

Health, Safety & Environment Conference & Exhibition at Kuwait University

Health, Safety & Environment Conference & Exhibition organized under the esteemed patronage of His Excellency, Dr. Adel Al-Manea, Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research. This event is jointly organized by Kuwait University and the Kuwait Society of Engineers in collaboration with the ASSP Kuwait Chapter.

Blood Donation Campaign 2023

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) hosted a blood donation drive at the
Adan Blood Transfusion Center on October 20, 2023, between 13:00 and 16:00 hours.
The ASSP Outreach committee carries out an annual blood donation campaign as part of
its broader outreach committee program. This year’s event was a collaborative effort
with EFS Services Company, with active participation from EFS employees, including Mr.
Wael Abed, AGM Operations, and Mr. Roopan Rajendran, HSEQ Officer, as part of their
social responsibility initiative.

The campaign was formally inaugurated by Mr. Samiullah Pathan Kan, Deputy Head of
the Outreach and Government Affairs Committee of ASSP. Over 35 donors from both EFS
and ASSP came forward to donate their blood, making a valuable contribution to this
noble cause. To recognize their generosity and selflessness, donors were awarded
appreciation certificates and provided with refreshments.
Mr. Abul Efham, Vice President of ASSP, expressed his gratitude to the Adan Blood Bank
staff, blood donors, and Outreach committee members in a vote of thanks. The event
was coordinated by Mr. Balvant Singh, Head of the Outreach and Government Affairs

Technical meet on Respiratory equipment & FIT Tests

Technical Development Committee of ASSP Kuwait Chapter organized a Technical meet on “Wear it Right – Is Respiratory FIT Test really required?” with the support of 5M International, Ahmadi, Kuwait On 27 August 2022.

The event was inaugurated by Chapter President Mr. Mazharuddin R. Shaikh, Vice President Mr. Safdar Ali Khan and Treasurer Mr. Syed Kashif Vali were also present.

Technical Development Committee Head Mr. Prabeesh M P introduced the Speaker Mr. Binas Nasar and 5M Manager Mr. Sanuj to the audience.

The speaker discussed about the objective of RESP-FIT. It helps to improve the protection of those wearing tight fitting respiratory protective equipment.

A respiratory protective equipment (RPE) fit test is a method for checking that a tight fitting facepiece matches the persons facial features and seals adequately. It will also help to identify unsuitable facepieces which should not be used.

There are a number of different internationally recognized fit testing methods being either qualitative (QLFT) or Quantitative (QNFT) which are practiced in the industry. These different methods have pros and cons and may only be suitable for certain types of respirators.

All the points were detailed during the session and by the open question & answer session the members are largely benefited.

At the end of the program, an online quiz program was conducted through Kahoot! and the winners, Mr. Aamir Mohammad Akbar, Mr. Adnan Iqbal Dawre and Mr. Rizwan Ahmad Shaikh were facilitated by Chapter President and Vice President.

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