Calabar Incident: Dangers of Erecting Buildings under High Tension Wires

  Erecting structures under Right of Way (ROW) of power transmission and distribution cables is a dangerous project. However, because of poor law enforcement and negligence, there is a proliferation of such structures across the country. Speaking with safety professionals, VICTORY BERNARD examines the implications behind the viewing centre electrocution in Calabar, Cross River State […]

Experts Call For Improvement of OSH Data Collection Capacity

  Safety experts have harped on the need for companies to improve their capacity to collect and utilise reliable Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) data. They noted that OSH data is indispensable for setting priorities and measuring progress at organisations, in detection of hazards and risk, the development of OSH preventive programmes, and the identification […]

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Rate of Emergency Calls Worrisome – Lagos Fire Boss

  The Director of the Lagos State Fire Service, Mr. Rasaq Fadipe has decried the rate of emergency calls received since January to March this year. He noted that despite continuous public enlightenment strategies put in place by the state to reduce incessant fire outbreaks, the situation is “very worrisome.” Fadipe said this while delivering […]

Marriot Hotel Project: Dori Construction Marks Million Hours without LTI

  Building contracting firm, Dori Construction and Engineering (Nigeria) Limited, has announced the achievement of over one million man-hours without loss time injury (LTI) on its ongoing Marriot Hotel, Ikeja project. This was disclosed at an event to mark the 2017 World Day for Safety and Health at Work themed “Optimising the Collection and Use […]

The More Associations We Have Clamouring For OSH Bill in Nigeria, the Better for Us as a Country – Engr. Kayode Fowode

The More Associations We Have Clamouring For OSH Bill in Nigeria, the Better for Us as a Country – Engr. Kayode Fowode, Pioneer National Coordinator, IOSH-Nigerian Informal Network Group How did you become the first IOSH Nigeria informal group coordinator? It was a very long time ago; about 7 years ago, precisely, Thursday, March 11, […]

Most Important Safety Lesson Nigerians Can Learn From the Viewing Centre Electrocution Incident in Calabar – panorama

  Multiple persons were electrocuted while watching a Europa League football match between Manchester United and Anderlecht at a viewing centre in Nyaghassang Community, Calabar, Cross River state. The fatality figure is however under contention, with figures ranging from 7 to 30 dead being bandied. According to reports, the incident occurred after a high-tension wire […]

Suicide: More People Are Seeking Professional Help – Psychologist

  A lecturer in the Department of Psychology, Lagos State University, Mr Benjamin Olabimitan, has disclosed that more depressed people have been seeking professional help in the wake of public outcry generated by the recent increase in suicide cases in Nigeria. He made this known in an exclusive chat with Our Community Newspaper in his […]

SON Impounds Second-Hand Tyres worth Millions in Abuja, Warns Importers

  The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has impounded fairly-used and expired tyres worth millions of naira in Abuja. This was disclosed in a statement made available on the organisation’s Facebook page on Thursday, April 20. A combined team of SON’s Operations Department, Federal Capital Territory State office and security operatives on Tuesday, April 18 […]