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 […]

Trauma Care: Total Commitment to Emergency Response

…Providing support on trauma care for proper emergency response Trauma has become a silent epidemic in Nigeria, an epidemic that will only spread as the economy grows. It is commonplace for bystanders at the scenes of accidents to look on mouth agape, hands on the head, watching in concern as accident victims wriggle in pain, […]

Fresh Controversy Rocks Lagos ISPON Over Bank Account Signatory

  The crisis rocking the Lagos branch of the Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria (ISPoN) has taken a new turn following fresh controversy over the addition of another signatory to the branch’s account. A member of the institute’s Governing Board, Chief Innocent Okunamiri was purportedly added as a signatory to the branch’s account with […]

Lagos branch chairman of ISPON, Engr. Timothy Iwuagwu

Mixed Reactions Trail Iwuagwu’s Emergence as ISPoN Lagos Chairman

With uncertainty surrounding the outcome of the October 7 election of members of the state executive committee of the Lagos branch of the Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria (ISPoN), Safety Record Newspaper‘s, Otu Nkpoidet, who monitored the exercise, report issues that played out during the election. Some stakeholders also bared their minds on the […]

Controversy surrounds status of safety professionals in Lagos state

With the number of Occupational Health and Safety Professionals increasing by the day in Nigeria, Lagos State Safety Commission (LSSC) and Institute of Safety Professionals are at loggerhead on how to take control of the registration and regulation of the professionals in Lagos state The landscape of the Occupational Health and Safety (HSE) in Nigeria […]

Religious organisations and road safety education

The World Health Organisation Reports revealed that about 1.4 million deaths and over 50 million injuries are attributed to road accidents every year globally with most of them occurring in African Countries (including Nigeria). Nigeria was recently ranked as the third country with the highest rate of accidents and fatalities among 193 countries and thereby […]

Weak Regulation and Offshore Safety in Nigeria

Stakeholders in the Nigerian Oil and Gas industry have blamed increasing accidents in the sector to weak regulation. Ejiofor Alike examines the views of stakeholders at a recent Health, Safety and Environment conference organised by the Department of Petroleum Resources. The issue of Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) is of strategic importance in the global […]