By Asif Anwar Alig
Al-Khobar | Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
President of American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), Dr. Darryl C. Hill, Executive Director, Mr. Fred Fortman and IOSH Middle East Representative and former President of its Saudi Chapter, Mr. Abdullah Al-Ghamdi visited Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University (PMU) along with the Chief Executive of NEBOSH, Ms. Teresa Budworth and its International Manager Mr. Stuart Naylor. They discussed with the PMU Officials for avenues to start mutual collaborations.
PMU would possibly collaborate with ASSE/NEBOSH to offer diplomas in safety engineering soon. The visit provided chance for ASSE/NEBOSH representatives to explore prospects to work with PMU. The visiting team indicated that “curriculum/courses in safety areas have already been developed that can be best used for short term training/certification and degree programs.”
Both ASSE/NEBOSH and PMU discussed approaches to develop long-term relation by constant effort to find educational opportunities for local society on safety related programs. Collaboration projects may include setting up venue for short-term training and certification of safety professionals to benefit local industries besides long-term specialized training and degree courses.
Such ideas will be taken into the next level by PMU in collaboration with ASSE/NEBOSH. The university is keen to explore opportunities and start programs during the planned brainstorming session with ASSE/NEBOSH in the near future.