Occupational Safety & Health Association – OSHAssociation (Nigeria)

National Safety Advocacy Project (2021 - 2023)

Project Overview

According to International Labour Organization (ILO), the promotion of a safe and secure working environment for every worker should be paramount in every organisation across formal and informal sectors. The reality about the health and safety of Africans is still a messy state, and according to the world safety index report of 2020, which stated that Nigeria is one of the least safe countries in the world. Over the years, there has been a widespread report of an outbreak of fire incidences, air and road accidents, workplace-related deaths, accidents, injuries and fatalities with a devastating effect on the nation’s national lives and economy. In Nigeria however, several workplaces are bereft with avoidable accidents, diseases and fatalities as a result of a lack of safety awareness or low compliance with the stipulated health, safety, security and environmental standards and best practices. This challenge poses significant human, social and economic costs to the individuals affected, organisations and the nation as a whole.

The Safety Mandate

Following the mandate of the Occupational Safety & Health Association (OSHAssociation) to achieve zero deaths, fatalities and incidents in workplaces through the implementation of preventive strategies in all the sectors of the economy, including the informal sectors in Nigeria, we hereby request the partnership of all the organisations in Nigeria to join forces to support and provide realistic solutions to Health, Safety, Security and Environmental challenges in Nigeria.

ABOUT OSHAssociation

Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHAssociation) is an independent Academic and Professional Institution with global regional chapters; dedicated to supporting individuals and corporate organisations around the world in achieving ZERO fatalities/accidents, at workplaces. We set standards, support, develop and connect our members with resources, guidance, events and training programmes. We are one of the leading organisations in the field of Occupational Safety & Health (OS&H) with a commitment towards promoting safety and health education for corporations and personnel in the public and private sectors. The organisation is registered in England and Wales; and also, in Nigeria as OSHA Association for Occupational Safety and Health of Nigeria with Registration Number CAC/IT/NO 93365.

  • MARITIME SAFETY: Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC) equipped their Staff with the Workplace Safety Knowledge

    In fulfillment of its mandate stunting fatalities, accident, and incidents across all sectors of the nation’s economy as well as extensive safety advocacy, the Occupational Safety and Health Association in collaboration with the Spring Creek Integrated recently organized a one day Health and Safety Awareness Course for the management staff of the Nigerian Shippers council through the virtual platform. Declaring the safety awareness training open, the Executive Director of OSHAssociation United Kingdom, John Flynn FOSHA, said that the issue of safety remains an issue of critical concern across all sectors, especially the maritime sector. While itemizing some of the key issues of safety concern, John Flynn opined...
  • FG Partners OSHAssociation for Safety Capacity Building in the Civil Service

    Understanding the need to improve the Capacity of Public servants, The Federal Government recently collaborated with the Occupational Safety and Health Association – Nigeria region to train and develop the capacity of some of its officers on Health, Safety and Environmental best practices in workplaces. This collaboration is the FG intervention towards improving the welfare of civil servants in terms of occupational safety and health in Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). Recall that the FG recently released a circular to MDAs mandating them to establish OSH desk offices and also deploy desk officers to man the desk.  According to the circular, these officers would undergo training to get...
  • OSH NATIONAL WORKSHOP: FG DECLARES ITS COMMITMENT TO OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY

    Understanding the need to enforce Occupational Health and Safety best practices across all sectors of the economy, the Federal Government recently directed MDAs to establish desk offices to attend to such issues. The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (CSF), Folasade Yemi-Esan, disclosed this on Thursday during the OSH National Workshop which was held at the conference Hall of the Raw Material Research and Development Council, Maitama, Abuja. The Workshop with the theme “Safety and Security Knowledge: The Key to Saving Lives, assembles critical stakeholders from both the Public and the Concerned Private Sector.Yemi-Esan, who was represented by the Director, of the Occupational Safety and Health...
  • Unveiling of the OSHA National Safety Advocacy Project (2021 – 2023)

    The OSHA National Safety Advocacy Project (NSAP) was unveiled by the Honourable Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire alongside other major stakeholders from the public and private institutions on 10th December 2020 at the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing Conference Hall, Mabushi Abuja, Federal Capital Territory. Other participating dignitaries at the event included the Hon. Minister of Environment, the Hon. Minister of Labour & Employment, Hon. Minister of Water Resources and the Executive Governor of Lagos State, represented by the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Health.  Project Committee Members   The Committee members for the National Safety Advocacy Project are drawn from Ministries, Departments and Agencies of...