‘80 Out Of 100 Children Being Sexually Abused In Nigeria’

  The Initiator of Touch Me Not campaign, a campaign against child sexual molestation, Mrs Mercy Makinde, has decried the rampant cases of sexual molestation and exploitation of children in the Nigerian society. She disclosed that her research showed that 80 out of 100 children in the country were being subjected to sexual abuse, with […]

9jasafe Award 2017 Rescheduled

  The Chief Coordinating Officer, Nigeria Safety Award for Excellence (9jaSAFE), Mr Femi Da-silva, has announced a change in date of the 2017 Award Dinner billed to hold at the Oriental Hotel, Lekki, Lagos. He said the event, which was earlier fixed for Friday, September 8, 2017, was being moved forward by a week to […]

World No Tobacco Day 2017: Beating tobacco for health, prosperity, the environment and national development

    Action to stamp out tobacco use can help countries prevent millions of people falling ill and dying from tobacco-related disease, combat poverty and, according to a first-ever WHO report, reduce large-scale environmental degradation. On World No Tobacco Day 2017, WHO is highlighting how tobacco threatens the development of nations worldwide, and is calling […]

Lessons from Ikire Pedestrian Bridge Collapse

  No fewer than 40 street hawkers escaped death by the whiskers when a pedestrian bridge located in Ikire, Irewole Local Government Area of Osun State collapsed on Tuesday, May 23. The bridge, which was constructed in 2002 at the Ikire junction of Ibadan-Ife Expressway, caved in after an articulated truck conveying earthmoving equipment rammed […]

Confusion Looms As ‘Sacked’ ISPON Registrar Fixes EGM

  Embattled Substantive Registrar of the Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria (ISPON), Mr. Benson Adam-Otite has fixed an Extraordinary General Meeting for the institute, Safety Record Newspaper can authoritatively report. The controversial EGM is scheduled for June 17, 2017, less than two months after another EGM called by the Acting Registrar of the institute, […]

SPECTATORS SAFETY AT SPORTING EVENTS

    As undergraduates in 2009, my friend and I attended the FIFA U-20 World Cup quarterfinal game between Switzerland and Italy at the Dipo Dina Stadium in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State. This was my first time of witnessing first-hand a stampede situation. Despite having our tickets, we had to slug it out with other fans […]

An Overview of Aerodrome Emergency Planning

  Understanding the basics Aerodrome: A defined area on land or water (including any buildings, installations and equipment) intended to be used either wholly or in part for the arrival, departure and surface movement of aircraft. Emergency: A sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action. Emergency plan: A documented course of action […]

Compulsory Building Insurance Policy in Lagos – Safety Professionals Speak

  The Lagos State Government through the Lagos State Safety Commission recently expressed its intention to make it mandatory for all building owners in the state to insure their properties. Relying on the state’s Insurance Law of 2003 which has remained unenforced for some time, the Director General of the commission, Hon. Hakeem Dickson, said […]

SON Destroys Fake, Substandard Products Worth N450m in Lagos

Fake and substandard products worth N450 million were on Tuesday, May 23 destroyed by the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) at its dumpsites in Ogba and Epe, Lagos. According to the standards body, the products made up of bulbs, cables, tyres, shaving sticks, aluminium coils among others were destroyed for failing to meet “requisite standards” […]