School of Mechanical
& Manufacturing Engineering (SMME)
observed World Day of Safety and Health at Work on 28th April, 2014.
The event was organized by NUST Community Service Club (NCSC) in collaboration
with NUST ICE Student Chapter (NISC). A
seminar followed by a walk for cause was organized to celebrate this
International Day. Dr Athar Masood from HITECH, Ms. Sarah
Amir from International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) and Mr. Samee ur
Rehman from World Institute of Safety and Health (WISH) spoke on the event
which was held at SMME Auditorium, NUST H-12 campus, Islamabad.
seminar highlighted the significance of occupational health and safety. The
speakers mutually agreed on the underlying importance of bringing in
international standards of safety and health at work in Pakistan’s
organizations. Ms Sarah Amir noted that Pakistan’s labor force is most
vulnerable to hazardous incidents due to the fact that there is lack of
awareness and education on this area which is unfortunately overlooked in our
country. The need of legislations and revised acts on occupational health and
safety were jointly stressed upon. Mr. Samee ur Rehman lauded the efforts of
NUST for shedding light on this pressing issue.
a pledge to work for this cause, a walk was also arranged from NUST SMME
Building towards Gate 14. The esteemed speakers, Principal SMME Dr. Abdul
Ghafoor, staff members and students participated in the walk with zeal and