When the framework for an Industrial Hygiene (IH) programme for BP Sharjah was devised, the key to its ultimate success was clear; local competence and capability would equal sustainable health risk management and business value. Whilst capability gaps in countries with limited local market options may have previously been filled by foreign nationals, a variation on this approach was devised to ensure local IH management continuity. The business embraced the opportunity not only to ensure that a risk based IH programme was developed and delivered, but that during the implementation, individuals within the region benefited from practical experience and mentorship alongside a structured IH training programme.

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