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Be prepared for sudden violence

Be Prepared For Sudden Violence

October 5, 2017

  I have a background in martial arts, taekwondo to be precise, back in the university days. I could recall our instructor giving us ample self-defence training, and using us to secure some event venues on campus, particularly those held at night. To properly carry out this task, we first got ourselves prepared. We did […]

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mrs bolanle edward

“Safety of little children being conveyed in vehicles has been taken for granted for too long in Nigeria” – Bolanle Edwards, MD, Strap & Safe Child Foundation

October 5, 2017

  Mrs. Bolanle Edwards is the MD/CEO of Strap and Safe Child Foundation, a non-governmental organisation that has been in the forefront of advocacy for use of seatbelts for children. In this interview, she explains to Safety Record Newspaper’s News Editor, John Ogunsemore the importance of seatbelts for children. Excerpts. What’s Strap and Safe Child […]

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sugar kid

DANGERS OF TOO MUCH SUGAR ON KIDS!!-

September 18, 2017

      Sugar is one content that mothers try so hard to reduce for the kids but this is not so easy as some kids know what buttons to press and some can throw a tantrum so bad that even the most strict mother eventually caves in. You have heard certain people say that […]

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Calabar Fire Incident: Why Scoop Fuel?

August 3, 2017

  No fewer than 30 people were killed and many more injured when a fire broke out at the petroleum tank farm located within the Calabar Free Trade Zone (CFTZ) in Cross River State on Sunday, July 16. According to various media reports quoting eye witnesses, the fire started when a worker in one of […]

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Ergonomics Standards

August 3, 2017

  The Phrase “ISO standards” is generally used in conversations by safety professionals. However, the knowledge and understanding of its creation is not fully understood by many. We generally reference standards as recommendation without understanding the true relevance and application. Perhaps we may ask ourselves, are this standards truly peculiar to Nigeria? This month’s write-up […]

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How to Keep Safe If a Car is Caught in a Flood

August 3, 2017

  Malam Sa’adu Abubakar, a resident of Bakin Iku village in Suleja area of Niger State, returned home from his shop around 11 pm on Saturday, July 8, with no premonition of lurking disaster. But by the next morning, eight members of the 37-year-old Zamfara indigene’s immediate family had been swept away by flood. Narrating […]

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Top 3 Reasons You Should Have a Computerised Vehicle Inspection

August 3, 2017

    When was the last time you took your vehicle for an inspection of its compartments to make sure it’s safe for the roads? If you haven’t done it or you have never seen the need to, then it’s time you considered it.   However, before you conclude that vehicle inspection is one of […]

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Nigeria and the worst oil tanker fires around the world

July 6, 2017

  At least 123 people were killed and scores injured in central Pakistan early Sunday, June 25 when a fire erupted after crowds rushed to collect fuel from an overturned oil tanker. Here are the most serious of such incidents around the world over the past decade. In many of the most deadly of these, […]

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Vehicle and Driver Ergonomics

July 6, 2017

  Fig 1 The comfort and functional utility of a vehicle depends on its physical design in relation to the physical structure, biomechanics of the human body and mental disposition. Drivers interact with various elements in the vehicle (chairs and control panels) which may be harmful if performed or used wrongly. Due to human variability, […]

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A Guide to Accident Investigation

July 6, 2017

  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: […]

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