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 […]

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 […]

Uyo Church Tragedy and Safety Standards in the Construction Industry in Nigeria

    On 10 December 2016, Nigeria witnessed another avoidable construction tragedy as the Reigners Bible Church International Uyo, Akwa Ibom State collapsed during the consecration of her founder Apostle Akan Weeks as a Bishop. Over 23 lives were confirmed died and hundreds more were injured. At the time of the collapse, the State Governor, […]

Safety Events That Shaped 2016

  The year 2016 has come and gone. However, some safety events held during the course of the year that will not be forgotten in a hurry. While some were professional conferences and safety campaigns, others celebrated the work of eminent personalities in the industry that have gone above and beyond the call of duty […]

187 Died In Road Accidents around Christmas Day

  The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) on Wednesday revealed that 187 deaths were recorded in 289 road crashes in a nine-day period that also included Christmas. Bisi Kazeem, FRSC’s head of media relations and strategy, disclosed this to newsmen in a statement. According to Kazeem, the crashes involved 2,185 people, with 1,000 people suffering […]

“There is an issue on the Occupational Safety and Health Bill” – Alhaja Nofisat Arogundade, Pioneer Director of OSH, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment

Alhaja Nofisat Arogundade recently retired from the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment after 35 years of meritorious service. While in service, she championed many initiatives to promote Occupational Safety and Health in Nigeria. In this interview with Safety Record Newspaper’s John Ogunsemore, she spoke about her life, career and the state of OSH in […]