02/06/2014 (Gulf News - UAE): Abu Dhabi: Etihad Rail — the developer and operator of the UAE’s national railway network — has said it has achieved more than 10 million working man-hours, or over 250 days, with zero lost-time injuries.“This achievement, which includes time dedicated to the testing and commissioning of trains since September last year, reflects that the high safety standards of the rail industry have carried over into Etihad Rail’s activities prior to the launch of commercial operations,” said Engineer Faris Saif Al Mazroui, Acting CEO of Etihad Rail. Al Mazroui added that at Etihad Rail, they believe that all accidents, injuries and work-related illnesses are preventable, with safety being a value and mind-set shared by all. “From senior management through to the frontline, each of our employees and contractors is trained and empowered to eliminate unsafe conditions and implement the necessary corrective actions to make an area or situation safe. This has resulted in a common set of principles and behaviours that ensures working safely is part of our daily business. This 10 million hours figure is a significant milestone for us, particularly considering the challenging desert conditions of the Western Region,” Al Mazroui said.