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Food Packaging Safer In Glassware than Plastics – Expert

An ecologist, Mr Richard Inyamkume, has said that it is safer to use glassware in packaging or storing food instead of plastic materials. Inyamkume, the Executive Director, Ambassadors of Dialogue, Climate and Reintegration, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), said this on Thursday, January 25 in Abuja. He said that it was also safer to use glassware to package or store both hot...

Sitting Disease: The Slow, Silent and Sedentary Killer of the Nigerian Workforce

An average Nigerian worker spends a total of about 10 hours sitting each day, and may be at risk of the ‘Sitting Disease’. And if you are like the 51 million Nigerian workers, you sit all day for your job. Add to that the time you spend sitting in traffic to and from work; on the couch after work...

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Your Safety As You Use Your Generator

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By Funmi Obisesan Electricity is no doubt a very essential necessity in modern life. For artisans and small business owners like barbers, hairdressers and so on, regular electricity supply is actually an important tool required for the smooth running of their businesses. In the same vein, religious organisations rely on the supply of electricity for a comfortable atmosphere during their services. The...

Learning without Pains: How Sitting Affects Learning

Considering the type of seats and sitting arrangements constructed for classrooms in our schools, could we boast of giving our students a good education they deserve, irrespective of the quality of teachers and aesthetics of the institutions? In the classroom, due to the designs of the seats, we have the sights of students sit in thousands of different positions. They...

How to Reduce Deaths from Road Traffic Accidents

By Desire Obanefe According to the National Bureau of Statistics, “a total of 8,437 Nigerians got injured in the road traffic crashes recorded in the second quarter of 2018. 7,946 of the 8,437 Nigerians that got injured, representing 94% of the figure, are adults while the remaining 491 Nigerians, representing 6% of the figure are children. 6,415 male Nigerians, representing...

6 Dreadful Things That Can Happen When You Wear Heels Too Much

Watching ladies walk around in high-heels fascinates me a lot. It’s a mixture of terror and awe when among many views I get drawn to a lady wiggling away, gracefully, treading in spiked heels. I often wonder if they don’t stress out their ankles, sprain it, or ever get to damage their legs. It’s always amazing. For women, a pair...

Setting a Course for Road Safety

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Editorial Each day we see, hear and read about the toll taken by drivers who are distracted or fatigued, who have been drinking and who speed or engage in other risky behaviours while behind the wheel. Various campaigns and programmes have been launched over the years to address these concerns, and government agencies, industries and professional organisations have long focused on...

Ergonomics can prevent health hazards, increase productivity at work – Expert

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A Consultant Ergonomics Physiotherapist, Dr Chris Okafor, has lamented the low awareness of ergonomics despite its numerous benefits in Nigeria. Okafor described ergonomics as science that deals with the individual, how he fits into the work environment in relations to his health and productivity at the office. According to him, many workers are developing complications including back, neck pains and other musculoskeletal...

Food For Thought from Innovations That Have Led To Road Safety

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Editorial  According to the 2010 edition of “Injury facts” between 1912 and 2008 motor vehicle death per 10,000 registered vehicles were reduced by 95 per cent from 33 to less than two. In 1912, there were 3100 fatalities when the number of vehicles registered totalled only 950,000. In 2008, there were 39,000 fatalities, but registration soared to 258 million. Much of...

8 Steps To a Strong Safety Culture

Behavior-based safety is part of the equation The behavior-based safety concept was developed by H.W. Heinrich in the 1930s and 1940s. Heinrich researched hundreds of insurance reports and concluded that almost 90 percent of industrial accidents could be blamed on employees, or “man failure”.  Based on his findings, Heinrich determined that workers who were causing accidents could have inherited certain...
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