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Meet the Professional: Solomon Ekong Okon

My name is Solomon Ekong Okon, a genteel Quality, Health Safety, and Environmental management professional with over 8 years’ experience across manufacturing, oil & gas and construction sectors. How will you define the safety profession? The safety profession is a branch of a career that cut across all profession, a safety professional should be vast in both science and art...

Domesticating Fire Code, Educating Public As Important As Reviewing It – Anambra Fire Chief

Engr. Martin Agbili
Engr. Martin Agbili, who is popularly known as Agility, is the Chief Fire Officer and Director of Anambra State Fire Service. In this interview with Safety Record’s Paul Mbagwu in his office in Awka, he talks about the National Fire Safety Code, major causes of domestic fire, and efforts by the state governor, Chief Willie Obiano, to reposition the...

Imperatives for the theme of World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2019

2019 World Day for Safety and Health at Work
The World Day for Safety and Health at Work is an annual international campaign to promote safe, healthy and decent work. It is held on 28 April and has been observed by the International Labour Organization (ILO) since 2003. "Sunday 28 April is World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Workers’ Memorial Day to Promote a safe and healthy workplace...

Food Poisoning: The Drumbeat of Death

By Babatunde Savage Very rarely would one turn the pages of the dailies without having to read about one family or certain individuals who have lost their lives because of a particular food they ate. Shooting Stars Soccer Club fondly known as 3SC players were on October 30 2018, struck down by stomach ache ahead of the match with Bendel Insurance...

Driver’s Education, a Must for Safety Plan

By Babatunde Savage, PhD Continuing education of all drivers is a requirement that should be included in the various safety plans for the prevention of road accidents. The result will be safer roadways, lower insurance premium, reduced loss of life and reduced accident-related disabling injuries. Statistics indicate that motor-vehicle accident is a leading cause of work-related deaths and there are no...

3 Things to Consider Before Using a Fire Extinguishers

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One does not have to be a trained firefighter to know how to use a Fire Extinguisher. Effective usage of fire extinguisher can be a life and property saving tool. However, a majority have not had fire extinguisher training and may not know how and when to use them. Adequate training on proper use and maintenance procedures is necessary for...

7 Tips for Planning Workplace Emergencies for Small Business Owners

Have you ever thought about how your business would cope in an emergency? Many business owners either do not like to think about emergencies or feel the risk is not enough to spend time and resources planning for one. A large-scale emergency could cause your business to grind to a halt, affecting your employees, customers, your equipment and even your...

6 Dreadful Things That Can Happen When You Wear Heels Too Much

Watching ladies walk around in high-heels fascinates me a lot. It’s a mixture of terror and awe when among many views I get drawn to a lady wiggling away, gracefully, treading in spiked heels. I often wonder if they don’t stress out their ankles, sprain it, or ever get to damage their legs. It’s always amazing. For women, a pair...

6 Things to Do When You Have a Tyre Blowout While Still In Motion (Speed)

Not many drivers experience a blowout on the highway when on motion, it is extremely rare but getting a puncture or blowout while driving can be a scary experience – especially if you have never experienced on before or if you’re driving at high speed on the motorway. Knowing the correct way to respond could make the difference between...

Regulating Environmental Pollution for Human Safety

A mother, Sadiya, as fondly called, cried frenziedly on the aisle of a general hospital in her neighbourhood in Abuja as medical personnel worked to announce the autopsy result of her three children that died. Irrespective of pleas to be patient and wait for the result to ascertain the cause of her children’s death, Sadiya continued to curse, blaming the...
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