SON, DSS Apprehend Vegetable Oil Adulterators in Akure

  The Standards Organisation of Nigeria in close collaboration with the Department of State Services (DSS) in Ondo State on Thursday, June 15, busted a syndicate that specializes in repackaging and rebranding of suspected substandard vegetable oil in Akure, Ondo State. A truck load of suspected substandard vegetable oil, thousands of jerry cans of different […]

SON Intercepts N8bn Cloned ‘Made-in-Nigeria’ Cables

  The Standards Organisation of Nigeria has intercepted over N8 billion worth of substandard electrical cables. The cables, according to the organisation, are cloned versions of 20 popular Nigerian brands and shipped from China into the country. The cables were discovered in two residential buildings in the Ajangbadi area of Lagos State by the enforcement […]

Health and Safety Failure Leads to Critical Data Loss in Telecom Industry – Dike, Airtel HSE Manager

    The Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Manager, Airtel Nigeria, Mr. Emeka Dike has identified loss of “critical data” as a leading consequence of health and safety process failure within the telecommunication sector. He also revealed that the loss, if allowed to happen, could jeopardise the entire operations of any telecommunication firm. Dike made […]

ISPON Crisis: Double Trouble As Warri EGM Produces New President, Governing Board

  A new factional governing board has emerged for the Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria (ISPON), further enmeshing the already crisis-ridden body into controversy. Since the botched Annual General Meeting of the institute in Awka, Anambra State in November 2016, the institute has been sharply divided along two factional lines, with many members accusing […]

Dr. Oluwagbemi Colloquium: Despite ISPON Act, Nigerian Safety Professionals Lament Lack of ‘Enabling, Stable’ Legislation

  In what appears a dig at the ISPON Act 2014 and the institute created therefrom, safety professionals in Nigeria have lamented the lack of an “enabling and stable” legislation for the regulation of the industry and registration of professionals. This was part of observations made at the maiden Dr B.F Oluwagbemi Annual Safety Colloquium […]

‘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 […]

A Guide to Accident Investigation

  First, let us establish the need for accident investigation. A thorough accident investigation should identify all immediate, underlying and root causes, thereby providing a foundation for developing control measures to eliminate these causes. This should result in a continual improvement in health and safety management. Hence, accident investigation is necessary for the following reasons: […]

Our International-Standard Materials Are Self-Produced – MD, H.K Ashimi General Cleaning Services

  Mr Adewale Ashimi is the Managing Director of H.K Ashimi Nigeria Limited, a general cleaning services company. A graduate of chemistry, he decided to venture into general cleaning services after extensive knowledge gathering in the United Kingdom. In this interview with Safety Record Newspaper’s John Ogunsemore, he discloses why his company is different from […]

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 […]