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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 Decry Akwa Ibom Church Building Collapse

January 11, 2017

  Some safety professionals in the country have decried the recent Akwa Ibom church building collapse that left no fewer than 32 persons dead and 37 persons injured. In separate chats with Safety Record Newspaper, President of the Nigerian chapter of American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), Herbert Nwaka, and Akwa Ibom State Branch Chairman […]

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What is Ergonomics (or human factors)?

December 6, 2016

  Ergonomics literally means the science or study of work. It is about designing for people, wherever they interact with products, systems or processes. It is the science of fitting “jobs to workers” and “products to consumers”.   The emphasis within ergonomics is to ensure that designs complement the strengths and abilities of people and […]

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Causes of fatigue and sleepiness and how to fight them

June 8, 2016

Fatigue Cause No. 1: Not Enough Sleep It may seem obvious but you could be getting too little sleep. That can negatively affect your concentration and health. Adults should get seven to eight hours every night. Make sleep a priority and keep a regular schedule. Ban laptops, cell phones, and televisions from your bedroom. Still […]

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Sleep and Health Effects: More Than We Thought It Was (2)

May 21, 2016

Improving Your Sleep Maintain sleep hygiene: Make your bed room a place for sleep and not an extension of your office. Go into the bed room only when you are ready to sleep, go in with a conscious mindfulness that you are going to sleep. Leave every work and task behind and switch off the […]

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You Should Be Drinking More Water Here’s Why

May 9, 2016

Water is essential for life. Without it we simply would not exist. Most of us don’t drink enough water; instead we tend to opt for sugary sodas, energy drinks and coffee. We often think about eating more fruit and vegetables, but what about consuming more water? You should think of water as an essential nutrient, […]

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We need to have strict advocacies for stress management, by talking to people at management level – Julius Akpong

May 9, 2016

Julius Akpong is the HSE Manager for Cummins Energy Solution; a Chemist who has a long standing relationship with ISPoN, haven joined far back 2008 as a graduate member after his youth service. He has served as Public relations officer of Lagos branch and currently the financial secretary; having served as secretary of technical committees, […]

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Occupational Health experts chart path to reduce work related stress

May 8, 2016

Alarmed by the fact that work related stress from around the world is costing global society an untold fortune directly and indirectly, stakeholders have advocated for preventive measures to reduce its impact in our society. Factors such as longer work hours, higher job demands, reduced motivation of staff, and massive layoffs of workers, amongst others […]

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Dare Akinfosile

First Aid is one of those key ingredients that add meaning to human existence – Dare Akinfosile

April 5, 2016

Dare Akinfosile is an Engineer who practices as an Operation and Health Safety Professional. His scope of work boarders around safety and health risk management; conducting First Aid training, and research. He became a member of the Red Cross Society as a teenager, and while in JSS 1 attended to his first emergency situation at […]

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Air Pollution Causes Poor Academic Performance

October 12, 2015

A UNIVERSITY of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), United States, study on children’s health has found that fourth and fifth graders who are exposed to toxic air pollutants at home are more likely to have lower Grade Point Averages (GPAs). UTEP researchers analyzed academic performance and socio-demographic data for 1,895 fourth and fifth grade children […]

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