The Specialized Council of Industrial Medicine and Occupational Health Specialists in the Occupation Health and HSE division of the Petroleum Industry Health Organization (PIHO) has printed a book containing instructions on industrial medicine.
The book was unveiled at a ceremony attended by Habibollah Samie, CEO of PIHO, Saeedeh Andalib, deputy head of Safety and Environment Health Department of the Ministry of Petroleum, Majid Razaqi, PIHO director of health, Mohammad Rafiei, PIHO director of education, studies and research, Payman Faridnia, PIHO director of occupation health and HSE, Fatemeh Oliaei, head of PIHO public relations and customer relationship management section, and Maryam Hemmati, PIHO family health expert.
Samie heaped praise on the members of the Specialized Council of Industrial Medicine for its contribution to the printing of this book, saying, "A very valuable project has been carried out and fortunately effective steps have been taken in the sector of industrial medicine of the Ministry of Petroleum."
He underscored the importance of implementing these instructions, saying: "I hope that by putting these instructions into practice in different areas we would see workplace accidents decline at the level of petroleum industry."
For her part, Andalib cited the latest report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) about occupational diseases, saying: "Statistical data indicates that about 4% of gross domestic product (GDP) of all countries results from direct and indirect costs of occupational diseases and accidents. Such data indicates the significance of healthcare services in eliminating of containing the employees' exposure to diseases and accidents."
"The instructions compiled [in this book] show the significance of necessity of occupational medicine skills and services in the regular monitoring of the occupation health of employees," she said.
Razaqi referred to the issue of upgrading employees' health in productivity and said: "The important job done and its strong point is that it has only been done in the petroleum industry and that these instructions must be used in the main pillars of productivity."
Payman Faridnia, head of PIHO occupational health and HSE, also underlined the significance of industrial medicine instructions in the petroleum industry, saying: "This book was drafted in 2008 in different chapters and printed in 2001, but the latest information was included by the Specialized Council of Industrial Medicine and Occupational Medicine in 2017 in the book to be reprinted."
He offered his gratitude to the CEO of PIHO and other managers for their contribution to the printing of this book, saying: "Implementation of these instructions requires cooperation on the part of directors of centers, human resources and HSE sections, which we hope will turn into practice as soon as possible."
Rafiei also touched on the significance of these instructions, saying: "Other organizations have filed requests to receive this book to follow instructions contained therein. It shows the significance of this issue."
The instructions contained in this book are aimed at compliance with the principles and rules of industrial medicine checkups in a targeted manner and with a view to bring about integrity in the executive activities of industrial medicine centers. They were compiled by the Specialized Council of Industrial Medicine and Occupational Medicine in the Occupational Health and HSE Division of PIHO.
The Specialized Council comprises Afshin Bolouri, occupational medic and director of Occupational Health and HSE in Tehran, Hormuz Hassanzadeh, occupational medic, Morteza Davoudi, occupational medic, Karam Reza Shafizadeh, occupational medic and director of Occupational Health and HSE in Ahvaz, Kayvan Karamifar, occupational medic, and Saeed Lotfi, occupational medic and director of occupational health and HSE in Bushehr.