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 […]

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, […]

We cannot expect the school to do everything; parents have to take greater responsibility for child safety – Ike Aigbogun-Osho, Founder, Safe Schools

  Ike Aigbogun-Osho is the Founder and Program Director of Safe Schools, an initiative powered by HSEWise, a safety information centre she started four years ago. The journey began back in the United Kingdom after her first degree in Biomedical Science from the University of Bedfordshire and masters in Health and Safety from Brunel University, […]

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” […]

School Safety Summit: Experts teach ways to Inculcate Safety into School Curriculum

    The child, by extension human being from birth until adulthood (age 18), is described to be most vulnerable of human species and has derived a legal provision through international and national conventions by reason of its position to enjoy special rights and privileges from the society. Children’s rights include the right to health, […]

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 […]

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Rate of Emergency Calls Worrisome – Lagos Fire Boss

  The Director of the Lagos State Fire Service, Mr. Rasaq Fadipe has decried the rate of emergency calls received since January to March this year. He noted that despite continuous public enlightenment strategies put in place by the state to reduce incessant fire outbreaks, the situation is “very worrisome.” Fadipe said this while delivering […]

Suicide: More People Are Seeking Professional Help – Psychologist

  A lecturer in the Department of Psychology, Lagos State University, Mr Benjamin Olabimitan, has disclosed that more depressed people have been seeking professional help in the wake of public outcry generated by the recent increase in suicide cases in Nigeria. He made this known in an exclusive chat with Our Community Newspaper in his […]