Substance Abuse: Ingenuity of Complex Mixtures Flood Lagos Suburbs

  Tanimola, 18, a secondary school dropout and self-confessed substance addict now spends time with friends in the Alimosho area of Lagos.   When our reporter met him at Bollar junction, Ijegun in Alimosho local government area of Lagos, an area notorious for harbouring miscreants, in his hands was a bottle of Lacasera soft drink diluted […]

ESRM 03: SCIENTIFIC GUIDE AND ACCEPTED METHODOLOGY FOR FIRE & EXPLOSION INVESTIGATION

ESRM 03 is the forensic aspect of Fire safety risk management. It involves the investigation and determination of root cause incidents surrounding related fire and explosion incidents. It focuses on investigative methodologies used to determine the possible cause of fire and explosion incidents. The course contend used in this module is based on NFPA 921: […]

Assessing Total Job Demands … An Ergonomics Approach

  Ergonomics is the “scientific discipline concerned with the understanding of interactions among humans and other elements of a system, and the profession that applies theoretical principles, data and methods to design in order to optimise human wellbeing and overall system performance”   Ergonomics should be an integral part of effective risk control. ‘People’ are […]

Lagos Prosecution of Collapse Building Owners, Contractors: A Welcome Development

  To make good her promise to ensure security and safety of all residents and visitors, Lagos state government under Governor Akinwunmi Ambode filed criminal charges against the Managing Director of Lekki Gardens Estate Limited, Richard Nyong, and five others, for the collapse of a five-storey building under construction on Kushenla Road, in the Ikate […]

Most Controversial Safety Professionals of 2016

  Chief Innocent Okunamiri is a member of the Governing Board of the Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria (ISPoN) and the Chairman of the institute’s Electoral Committee. He enters this list as a result of the acrimony that surrounded the conduct of electoral exercises at the national and state levels of the institute in […]

Anthropometry – A dataset for safety!

            It is derived from the Greek word Anthropos – “Man” and Metron – “Measurement”. It is a branch of anthropology that involves the quantitative measurement of the human body. There have been several definitions of Anthropometry over the years. However, the definition by Pheasant and Haslegrave (2006) speaks it […]

Safety Professionals Decry Akwa Ibom Church Building Collapse

  Some safety professionals in the country have decried the recent Akwa Ibom church building collapse that left no fewer than 32 persons dead and 37 persons injured. In separate chats with Safety Record Newspaper, President of the Nigerian chapter of American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), Herbert Nwaka, and Akwa Ibom State Branch Chairman […]

Church Building Collapse, a Clarion Call for Duty Holders

  Engr. Kayode V.  Fowode I have said it before, and I will say it again, that building construction is a high risk activity that must be effectively controlled by building owners and effectively regulated by the government. This was the first paragraph in my article titled, “Averting building collapse in Lagos State”, published in […]