The Department of Environmental Sciences, in collaboration with the Earth Watch Club, organized a workshop on “Occupational Health and Safety” on February 22, 2024. This workshop was funded by the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Pakistan (Global UGRAD-Pakistan), sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and supported in its implementation by IREX at Forman Christian College (A Chartered University). Ms. Ameena Haroon, our undergraduate student majoring in Environmental Sciences and also a UGRAD alumna, received this funding.

The guest speakers were industrial expert Mr. Fauz Ul Azeem, General Manager of Corporate Sustainability and Chemical Management at Interloop Limited, and Maj (R) Kanwal Arune Isaacs, Health and Safety Officer at FCCU. The purpose of the workshop was to highlight the significance of prioritizing occupational health and safety, not only in the workplace but also within educational institutions. It aimed to foster an environment that encourages not only academic growth but also ensures the physical and mental well-being of the FCCU community. Occupational health and safety are not merely legal requirements but also fundamental rights that every individual deserves.

The workshop focused on creating awareness of the importance of occupational health and safety within the campus, along with encouraging a safety culture by promoting collaboration and shared responsibility among students, faculty, and staff. A total of 130 participants, including students, faculty, and staff, attended this workshop.

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