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Top Health & Safety Professional Bodies In Nigeria

February 5, 2018

  John Ogunsemore Occupational safety and health is growing in Nigeria. This growth, although experts have said is slower than expected, is being fuelled principally by membership-based professional bodies in the industry. These professional bodies engage in safety advocacy, professional capacity building and intervention programmes in the country. They also engage as stakeholders with relevant […]

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Hakeem Dickson

Yuletide: Lagos Sensitises Residents On Safety

December 14, 2017

John Ogunsemore As part of efforts to ensure hitch-free Christmas and New Year celebrations in the state, the Lagos State Safety Commission has organised an “Ember Month” sensitisation programme for residents. The programme which brought together event planners, venue owners, hotel managers, National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), chemical engineers, community-based groups, emergency responders […]

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Business Continuity: What is it and why is it important?

November 27, 2017

Many do wonder what business continuity is all about; is it about the continuity of businesses literally? What has it to do with disaster management? We all know we cannot compare our emergency response, resilience to what is obtainable in developed or even some developing countries. However, we like to copy what we see physically, […]

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Zoonoses: What Impact On Food Safety?

November 9, 2017

  Humans coexist in a complex, interdependent relationship with the companion, production, and wild animals we depend on for our food, livelihoods, and well-being, as well as with the environments we live and work in together. The interface between humans, animals, and the environments we share can also be a source of diseases impacting public […]

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Peripheral Vision and Reflexes

Mastering Peripheral Vision and Reflexes for Attacks

November 9, 2017

  I got feedbacks from my last article titled, “Be Prepared For Sudden Violence” which scared me stiff. My readers turned skeptical and queried the possibility of one disarming armed bandit when attacked, which was not really my focus for the article. However, I still maintain, if one is properly prepared, one can avoid being […]

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My Concern Is To Make Employers Know They Need The Right Professionals To Do The Job, Not Just Anybody – Comfort Ekpe, MD, Acquilla Solutions

November 7, 2017

  From taking on freelance jobs to becoming a consultant sort after, Comfort Ekpe seems to have cut a niche for herself in the safety industry in Nigeria, playing advisory roles and consulting for organisations, helping them to build HSE into their operations. In this interview with Safety Record Newspaper’s Editor, Paul Mbagwu, she tells […]

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Hakeem Dickson

Taking Leadership Role is Important to Prevent Accidents – DG, Lagos Safety Commission

November 7, 2017

    The Director General, Lagos State Safety Commission (LSC), Hon. Hakeem Dickson has reiterated the importance of taking a leadership role in health and safety, saying it would help prevent accidents that result in injuries and fatalities in the workplace and general environment in the country. The LSC boss stated this at the monthly […]

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ISPON Crisis Unfortunate, Deterring The Institute’s Progress’ – Labour Ministry

November 7, 2017

  The Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment has described the crisis rocking the Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria (ISPON) as “unfortunate and deterring the institute’s progress,” calling on all concerned parties to sheath their swords to enable the institute forge ahead as one united body. The Director, Occupational Safety and Health Department, Dr […]

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How To Identify Genuine School Safety Agents In Lagos

November 7, 2017

    Following uncertainty surrounding the status of safety agents in the school safety audit programme of the Lagos State Safety Commission (LSC), a senior official of the commission has disclosed how schools can identify genuine agents. The clarification is coming against the backdrop of reported complaints by some schools and safety professionals who claimed […]

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HOW SAFE ARE YOUR KIDS WITH SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS?

October 5, 2017

  Mrs. Chinwe Ugochukwu had waited for many years with no child before she gave birth to a set of twins in her 30s. A doting mother because of the peculiarity of her case, she never let the children out of her sight until they were old enough to attend school. When eventually they were […]

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