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How to Sell Safety to Top Management

April 9, 2017

  “Selling safety to senior management is a serious issue; quite challenging especially in the face of limited budget” – Mr Segun Bakare, HSE Manager of Petrolex Oil & Gas Limited “They (top management) relate to dollars and cents. They don’t relate to incident rates.” – Terry Hart, CSP, American construction safety adviser Experts globally […]

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Lagos Prosecution of Collapse Building Owners, Contractors: A Welcome Development

March 8, 2017

  To make good her promise to ensure security and safety of all residents and visitors, Lagos state government under Governor Akinwunmi Ambode filed criminal charges against the Managing Director of Lekki Gardens Estate Limited, Richard Nyong, and five others, for the collapse of a five-storey building under construction on Kushenla Road, in the Ikate […]

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Dearth of Factory Inspectors and Safety of Factory Workers

February 4, 2017

  At no point in the history of mankind has the health and safety of occupations raised so much concern as it has today. It is also a time that government has developed apathy and lacks the will to ensure that its citizens are protected as they contribute to the economy by not making provisions […]

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ISPoN, It’s Time to Get Tough and Be Professional

January 10, 2017

Let us cut to the chase – 2016 was marred with disasters. Indeed it has become a recurrent embarrassment all over the federation, so much so that countless lives and properties worth billions of naira are lost to disasters yearly, many of them avoidable. The collapse of the Reigners Bible Church building in Uyo, Akwa […]

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Bad roads in Nigeria

Bad Roads, Ember Months and Safety of Life

November 7, 2016

A major cause of road accidents in Nigeria is bad roads. As at today, it is difficult to ply the length of any major road in the country without encountering dangerous portions and death traps. This is not good for a richly-endowed country that boasts 56 years of nationhood. The deplorable state of roads in […]

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The Psychology of Accident Prevention

How many more should we allow to die?

October 10, 2016

By Samuel Akinfe. It is the beginning of ember months. Many people see the ember months as the most dreadful months of the year, because activities of the year begin to ramp up very fast. So also, people become vulnerable to various vices, and road crash is not exempted. And looking back in the year, […]

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How many more should we allow to die?

September 20, 2016

It is the beginning of ember months. Many people see the ember months as the most dreadful months of the year, because activities of the year begin to ramp up very fast. So also, people become vulnerable to various vices, and road crash is not exempted. And looking back in the year, the rate of […]

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Ban on street trading - Safety Record Newspaper

Ban on Street Trading, for Safety Sake

August 10, 2016

The menace of street trading and its untold impact in Lagos State has prompted a fresh move by the government to re-enforce the ban not too long in the state. Government has directed the task force on environmental sanitation and other special offences to ensure compliance. However, in a bid to enforce this law, the […]

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NEMSA, DISCOs Get Serious About Electric Safety

July 5, 2016

The launch on Wednesday 16th June 2016 by Ikeja Electric of a network safety monitoring initiative to strengthen her commitment towards ensuring the safety of lives and property in the country is a long awaited initiative that would have averted a lot of death if implemented before now. This new move, however if properly attended […]

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Recurring Incidents of Building Collapse an Unfolding Hurricane

June 5, 2016

In August 2005, America was hit by a hurricane that resulted in the death of an estimated 1,833 and left millions homeless along the Gulf Coast and in New Orleans. Hurricane Katrina was adjudged one of the deadliest hurricanes ever to hit the United States, causing $108 billion in damage, according to the National Oceanic […]

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