The ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB), a wholly owned subsidiary of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), is pleased to announce that it has granted accreditation to the National Marine Dredging Company (NMDC) of Abu Dhabi for ten certificate programs.
Part of ANAB’s outreach efforts to accredit clients in the Gulf region, the accreditation under ANAB’s certificate program to ANSI/ASTM E2659-18, Standard Practice For Certificate Programs, applies to the National Marine Dredging Company’s certificates for job safety within the marine dredging industry:
- Accident Investigation: Analysis and Reporting
- Basic First Aid
- Confined Space
- Defensive Driving
- Fire Warden
- Forklift Operator Safety
- Job Safety Analysis
- Permit to Work System
- Safety Leadership
- Welding and Cutting Safety
“ANAB accreditation allows companies to demonstrate that their certificate programs represent the best quality education and training, and the job safety certificate programs of the National Marine Dredging Company exemplify our criteria,” said Dr. Turan Ayvaz, ANAB’s senior director of credentialing accreditation. “As ANAB extends its accreditation programs into the Gulf region, we’re proud to bring assurance of best industry accepted practices to certificate programs around the world.”
Eng. Mohammed Yassein, NMDC Group QHSE Director, said: “As a national champion, we are proud to be accredited by ANAB within our industry. At NMDC, health, safety, and the environment has been an integral part of our strategy, operations, and culture. Over the past five decades, our teams have introduced several initiatives to create a safe working environment for all our employees and partners. The pandemic has underlined the need to be more resilient and to further prioritize health and safety and become a people first organization.”
A semi-governmental entity in the UAE, the National Marine Dredging Company offers courses that help develop safe work practices and provide opportunities for skill development in the Middle East’s marine industry.
The ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB), a wholly owned subsidiary of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), is the largest multi-disciplinary ISO/IEC 17011 accreditation body in North America, with comprehensive signatory status across the multilateral recognition arrangements of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC). The ANAB accreditation portfolio includes management systems certification bodies, calibration and testing labs, product certification bodies, personnel credentialing organizations, forensic test and calibration service providers, inspection bodies, police crime units, greenhouse gas validation and verification bodies, reference material producers, and proficiency test providers. For more information, visit https://www.anab.org/.
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