Since HSME’s launch in 2008 a lot has changed in the Middle East and Africa, but our commitment to the region’s industrial safety has remained constant. Workers’ conditions, the ever more colossal structures of the Middle East’s escalating skyline, and South Africa’s long history of mining strikes and violent disputes have certainly kept safety issues in the global spotlight. Published five times a year, HSME magazine shares insight from industry experts based across the Middle East and Africa to help ensure your workers get home safely at the end of each day. Regional comments and in-depth articles get to the heart of the region’s industrial safety concerns, tackling issues ranging from staying safe while working in extreme heat, the Kafala system and ensuring Ramadan doesn’t impact on safety, through to the sustainable and ethical procurement of personal protective equipment. Worker safety must be seen as a priority. Businesses that invest in the wellbeing of workers experience improved reputation, resilience and results. Geography shouldn’t dictate safety. Workers are not disposable.