Zayed University has received two HSE certificates for meeting the ISO 14001Environment Management System (EMS) and the Occupational Health and Safety (OHSAS) 18001 standards, for both Abu Dhabi and Dubai campuses. Therefore, becoming one of the first universities in the UAE to acquire such certifications and renew its commitment to good health and safety.The ISO 14001 Environment Management System (EMS) standard is an internationally recognized environmental management standardpublished in 1996 by the International Organization for Standardization. It is a systematic framework to manage the immediate and long-term environmental impacts of an organization’s products, services, and processes. The OHSAS 18001 is a British standard first published in 1999 and accepted internationally for occupational health and safety management systems. Organizations that implement OHSAS 18001 have a clear management structure with defined authority and responsibility, clear objectives for improvement, with measurable results and a structured approach to risk management.These certifications by the Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) came following a review of the University’s EHSpolicies and management system and the completion of various training courses carried out by staff at Zayed University.
On this occasion, Professor Reyadh AlMehaideb, Vice President of Zayed University, said: “Zayed University under the direction of its President Her ExcellencySheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance, has always been committed to managing and maintaining the environmental, health, and safety of its students and employees and recognized the importance of EHS management to achieving the mission of the university. For this objective, the university has updated its EHS management policy and systems,established an EHS section within its campus development department, and held safety training and workshops for its employees onboth the requirements of the standards and on safety topics, with around 250 employees gaining different types of safety certifications.” “Managing and maintaining the employees and students’ health and safety at the best international standardsare fundamental for Zayed University’smission so all can enjoy safe and healthy work and study environment on campus,” Professor AlMehaideb added.
About Zayed University
Zayed University is today the premier national university in the United Arab Emirates and a regional leader in educational innovation and change. It has created and implemented a skills-rich, outcome-based general education program that systemically develops student skills, knowledge, and values associated with liberal learning and provided a solid foundation for pursuit of disciplinary majors and future careers. Zayed University welcomes national and international students, and provides them with a high quality education, offered by seasoned teaching scholars to prepare them to shape the future of the United Arab Emirates.Zayed University offers Undergraduate and Graduate degrees in the following Colleges: College of Arts & Creative Enterprises (recognized as substantially equivalent by NASAD), College of Business (Accredited by AACSB), College of Communication & Media Sciences (Accredited by ACEJMC), College of Education (Accredited by NCATE), College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Natural and Health Sciences, and College of Technological Innovation (Accredited by ABET). For more information, visit www.zu.ac.ae