Dr. Ismail Dawood

Nationality: South African


Bachelor of Science (Chemistry, Biochemistry) Years: 1975 – 1977 University of Durban - Westville, South Africa

MBChB - 1982 Years: 1978 – 1982 Institute Institute: University of Natal, Durban, S.A.

Diploma in Occupational Years: 1996 -199, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, S.A

International diploma in Occupational Safety and Health (IdipOSH) with distinction (UK) Institute: British Safety Council, UK Year: 10/2006

Diploma in D.E.M.S. (UK) 03/2004 (Disaster & Emergency Management Systems)

Certificate of Educational studies (UK) 03/2004 N.E.B.O.S.H. certificate (National examination board in Occupational Safety and Health) (UK) 12/2004 A.M.E.D. (approved medical examiner for divers) certificate (UK) 2006.

Radiation protection Supervisors course (UK) 09/2002 ISO 14001 03/2003 ILS 20/3/09-20/3/11

OSHA General Industry and Health training 10/2008 Card no. 900128770

Professional Memberships:

Health Professions council of South Africa: Registration no. MP 0257915. State of Qatar National Health Authority License No: 3461

IIRSM UK (International Institute of Risk & Safety Management) Membership No. 206019 –full member


1. Employer: King Edward Hospital, Durban Job: Internship – 1983

2. Employer: General Practice: 1984 – 1990

3. Employer: N.P.A. (Natal Provincial Health) Kwa Dabeka, Durban. Job: Principal Medical Officer 1990 – 1993

4. Employer: City of Durban, Health Department : 3/ 1993 – 12/1997 Job: Occupational Health Medical Officer Duties:

  1. Investigation & Management of :
  2. Injury & illness on duty
  3. Compensation & disability evaluation
  4. Fitness for duty evaluations
  5. Medical boarding of incapacitated employees
  6. Pre employment medicals
  7. Health & Medical surveillance programs
  8. Periodic medicals
  9. Primary health care
  10. Emergency & first aid management
  11. Executive medicals
  12. Biological monitoring & medical surveillance program
  13. Immunization program
  14. HIV & AIDS counseling


5. Employer: Rand Mutual Assurance Company, Johannesburg.

Job: Medical Administrator - 01/ 1998 – 03/ 2000

Duties: -Impairment & Disability evaluation based on A.M.A. guidelines -Compensation for occupational illness/injuries cases -Occupational disease & injury diagnosis & management - Medical auditing - Rehabilitation of spinal cord injury cases in mining industry - Medical policies & procedures -Statistics & budgeting

6. Employer: Afrox Occupational Healthcare, Durban, S.A. 04/ 2000 – 06/ 2001 Job: Occupational Health Physician Duties:

  1. Implementation of occupational healthcare program
  2. Consultant to 12 chemical plants
  3. Consultant to Dunlop tyre company, Durban
  4. Undertake medical surveillance & biological monitoring programs
  5. Health Risk assessments
  6. training & development of nursing staff in clinics
  7. Developed HIV/ AIDS program for industry

7. Current Employer: since 06/2001: 06/01: Qatar Petroleum (QP), Qatar, Middle East Job: Occupational Health Physician

02/08 to 30.04.09: Acting Senior Medical officer in Mesaieed Industrial City (MIC) since, Mesaieed , Qatar, P.H.C. clinic with circa 80 staff

Currently: Occupational health Physician & Health Advisor to Directorate of Mesaieed Industrial City

Role: -Health Advisor to the Director of Industries , MIC (Mesaieed Industrial city) -Chairman of regional professional Executive Committee of OGP (oil & Gas producers) Health Advisors in MIC - Organized & established occupational health services in MIC -Drafted offshore fitness guidelines - Health Advisor NGL plants (natural gas liquefaction) , Q.P. Refinery & Joint Venture companies ( Q.Chem, Qapco, Qafac ) in MIC -Established health & medical surveillance programs -Established firefighter fitness program based on NFPA 1582 & drafted fitness guidelines - Participated in Q.P. Health Risk Assessment program (2 year project) with Parsons Brinckerhoff International, UK.

Guidelines developed to date for Q.P. Occupational Health Services: Based on NFPA, UKOOA, APPEA, NOGEPA, DVLA, HSE, NIOSH, OSHA, ACGIH, SASOM, OGP

  1. Compiled Occupational Health manual
  2. Compiled medical surveillance and biological monitoring manual based on OSHA,USA
  3. Designed medical surveillance program and forms for pre- employment, periodic, radiation and offshore medical examinations
  4. Drafted fitness for work guidelines for OGP, Qatar
  5. Compiled booklet on Low Back Pain in Industry
  6. Designed questionnaires for NIHL ( noise ), occupational dermatitis, spirometry
  7. Compiled non - smoking policy for Q.P. with Industrial Hygienist
  8. Participated in detailed radiation studies for QP, onshore and offshore for N.O.R.M.
  9. Drafted guidelines for Needle stick injury in Health Care workers
  10. Drafted guidelines for occupational medicine training in Qatar


Continuous Medical education:

- Mentoring and training of Qatar M.O.H. Community medicine physicians rotating in Q.P. (Qatar Petroleum) -Occupational health training of Q.P. doctors based on E.M.R.O. (eastern Mediterranean regional office of W.H.O.) and OSHA Log 300 and OSHA 511 Training -Host biannual workshops for Weil Cornell Medical College Qatar 4th and final year students Written proposal for 10 OSHA log 300 workshops for all Q.P. medical staff ,06/09 until 06/10 (training proposal submitted to QP training department for finalization and arranging for C.M.E. points confirmation – continuous medical education ).

GCC paper presentation:

- Presented paper on fitness to work in the oil and gas industry at the GCC H.S.E. conference in Doha, Qatar on 09/2004, under auspices of OGP (oil and gas producers) and SPE (Society of Petroleum engineers).