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.
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.