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Psychic Safety

Suicide: More People Are Seeking Professional Help – Psychologist

May 4, 2017

  A lecturer in the Department of Psychology, Lagos State University, Mr Benjamin Olabimitan, has disclosed that more depressed people have been seeking professional help in the wake of public outcry generated by the recent increase in suicide cases in Nigeria. He made this known in an exclusive chat with Our Community Newspaper in his […]

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Safety professionals

Skills That Pay the Bills for Safety Professionals

November 11, 2016

By Julius Akpong. It is a common saying among many Safety professionals (especially beginners) that the pay is poor. In Nigeria for instance, where Safety is not an undergraduate course, many people have to take up courses after graduation at a time when they probably have no job. It is therefore, important that they acquire […]

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The Psychology of Accident Prevention

The Psychology of Accident Prevention

September 28, 2016

Julius Akpong. According to the International Labour Organisation (ILO), about 270 million fatal and non-fatal work related accidents occur globally every year and about 2.2 million deaths (the size of a small country) occur from accidents and ill-health. Research has proven that 90% of all workplace accidents are caused by unsafe acts which range from […]

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Safety and the Soul of an Organisation: Imperatives for Economic Potency (2)

July 9, 2016

Julius Akpong Classifications for Organisational Souls In the marketplace, there are first of all wandering souls in competition. The actions of staff, the collective intelligence of an organisation’s human resource and the degree of utilization of same is usually effectively demonstrated in the invisible but powerful publicity, my friend would say “aura” that the organisation […]

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Safety and the Soul of an Organisation: Imperatives for Economic Potency (1)

June 7, 2016

By Julius Akpong. The soul of man is the centre of all mental activity, it dictates the pace and manner in which all acts are perpetrated. It is the determinant of his values which shape his interaction with humanity and approach to problem solving. The soul of an Organisation would mean the psychological air around […]

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HSE Supervision and Personality Assessment: A Behavioural Foundation to Safer Workplaces

April 11, 2016

Sigmund Freud was among those philosophers who did extensive amount of work in the study of the personality; propounding theories which depicted the various complexities of the human personality. He propounded that man is made up of three unique personalities: the Id, the ego and the super ego. It is also believed in Christianity that […]

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OHS Vs ROI: Dangerous Implications for National Sustainable Development

January 12, 2016

June 24, 2015.  In many Organisations, Occupational Safety and Health is not considered as making any meaningful contributions to Returns on Investment. In budgeting, they see health and safety as an expense and not as an income earner; this determines the level of attention accorded proactive and reactive planning for safety. As a result, there […]

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OHS Vs ROI: Dangerous Implications for National Sustainable Development

January 12, 2016

June 24, 2015.  In many Organisations, Occupational Safety and Health is not considered as making any meaningful contributions to Returns on Investment. In budgeting, they see health and safety as an expense and not as an income earner; this determines the level of attention accorded proactive and reactive planning for safety. As a result, there […]

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