Executive Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodimma Bags OSHAssociation Honourary Fellowship, Seeks Partnership with the Association on Public Safety Awareness.

Executive Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodimma Bags OSHAssociation Honourary Fellowship, Seeks Partnership with the Association on Public Safety Awareness.

Following the desire and demand for peace and safety of lives in Imo State, the Executive Governor Senator Hope Uzodimma urged Imo citizens to embrace the safety and security of lives and properties in the state.

The Executive Governor made known to his delegates his willingness to ensure proactive safety measures in the state during the 1st Imo Safety and Fire Summit organised by the Imo Government Public Safety Office in collaboration with the Occupational Safety and Health Association United Kingdom (OSHAssociation UK), the Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria, Imo State Fire Service and other stakeholders within the state.

The Governor disclosed through his Deputy, Prof. Placid Njoku that he had made a vow to put an end to various incidents and fatalities happening within the state and ensure that safety measures are in place to prevent any form of security threat, fire incidents and other environmental hazards within our various environments.

The Deputy Governor further appreciated the Occupational Safety and Health Association United kingdom (OSHAssociation UK) Nigeria Region for recognising the Executive Governor of Imo State with the Conferment of Honourary Fellow Membership and Safety Ambassador Award. He expressed his happiness and made the OSHAssociation Executives understand that Governor Hope Uzodimma is the best Governor to receive such an honour and recognition, following his efforts and commitment to ensure the safety and security of lives and properties in Imo State.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Public Safety, Hon. Prince Ugochukwu Nzekwe in his address earlier disclosed that the summit was fashioned to share analytical ideas and proffer professional solutions to the lingering security and safety challenges in the state. Hon. Nzekwe noted that the event has created a platform for participants to understand the processes of identifying hazards in the environment and addressing same timely before it destroys lives and properties.

 

The Regional President of OSHAssociation Nigeria Region, HRH, Dr Amb. Olusegun Aderemi said the Association was poised to join hands with the Imo State government at all levels to enhance safety consciousness and culture in Imo State. He further advised that the safety of lives and properties in the state is the business of everyone.

 

OSHAssociation as a professional body in the field of Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE), is always ready to work closely with government institutions and private sectors organisations towards ensuring safety of lives and properties in Nigeria. For more information contact nigeria@oshassociation.org.

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A UK Safety Association in Nigeria Cautions the Military Over continuous Aircraft Crashes, Advise to Overhaul their Safety Management Systems.

OSHAssociation Uk Nigeria Region Cautions the Military over Continuous Aircraft Crashes, Advise to Overhaul their Safety Management Systems.

The latest crash of Nigerian Army Aircraft recently on 21st May 2021, has brought so much concern and shock to Occupational Safety and Health Association the United Kingdom (OSHAssociation) – Nigeria Region, doubting the professionalism and the safety skills of their Aircraft crew in managing the Aircrafts of this Military institution in line with the international safety best practices.

HRH Dr Amb. Olusegun Aderemi, the Nigerian regional president of the Association who spoke to the Safety View Media team said Continuous crashes with the military aircraft means there was no effective accident investigation in the previous crashes and prompt action to stop reoccurrences of the incidents. Because the accidents and fatalities we experience in various institutions today are the results of safety failures and negligence of officers or from the leadership of such institution, Dr Aderemi said.

On the 21st February 2021, the unfortunate death of seven officers of the Nigerian Air Force in the ill-fated crash of military aircraft NAF Beechcraft King Air B350i was a tragic end to the service of young military officers on national assignment. Coming at a time when the country is deeply enmeshed in a myriad of difficult security situations, while at the same time mobilising resources for rectification, this incident is disheartening and lamentable. Just months after, we are jolted by the news of another tragic crash this time involving the Chief of Army Staff, General Ibrahim Attahiru alongside top army officials headed to Kaduna for an official engagement.

Witnesses reported that they saw the plane explode mid-air before crashing. Sadly, the death of Nigerian military officers in the crash happens to be the second in recent times.

These deaths have come in quick succession and calls for concern, even if it is not unusual in war situations and crises of insecurity to have such casualties. Nigeria’s elite squad in the military should not be exposed to avoidable situations that put them in jeopardy. Accidents like this should be avoided by implementing adequate safety measures in order not to demoralise other soldiers on duty.

Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHAssociation) as one of the leading safety Associations working closely with the private and public institutions towards zero Incidents is highly concerned, because we specialise in professional training, advocacy, standards and policy development on Occupational Safety and Health; therefore we are raising awareness over the incessant Aircraft Crashes in the military, with advice on a need to urgently overhaul their Safety Management Systems and ensure accurate accident investigation to stop reoccurrences.

A recent analysis also showed that all accidents that occurred in Nigeria from 1985 to 2010 using the Human Factors Analysis and Classification System (HFACS), a conventional framework widely used in aviation, were occasioned by skill-based error, inadequate supervision and environmental factors. However, safety experts from Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHAssociation) believe that barring all indications of tardiness on the part of regulating authorities in the provision of safe air transport whether civil or military, stakeholders in the maintenance arm of aviation should work harder to ensure that routine oversights are given to human errors as they are accorded to technical failures. Besides human factor, training and focusing on safety key performance indicators should be enhanced for inspectors, data analysts in the regulatory authorities and accident investigators.

Safety View Magazine is an official media unit of the Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHAssociation) dedicated to all related safety news, updates and necessary information. Stay tuned to our next news release.

Hazard Control: OSHAssociation UK Urges Nigerians To Adhere To Safety Precautions

Hazard Control: OSHAssociation UK Urges Nigerians To Adhere To Safety Precautions

The President of Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHAssociation UK), Nigeria Region, Dr. Amb. Olusegun Aderemi has advised Nigerians to adhere to safety precautions to avoid hazards.

Dr. Amb. Olusegun Aderemi gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.  According to him, it has become important to draw people’s attention to the relevance of safety precautions to safeguard lives and property.

As an association, saving lives is one of our responsibilities by ensuring safety in homes and workplaces, as COVID-19 pandemic threw many parts of the world into darkness.

In history, such is the most terrible time to think about, so we had to make sure that lives were saved.

We are all making sure things go back to normal; the pandemic has taught us great lessons.

We are working with different organisations and parastatal-agencies to sensitise the public on what safety is all about, he told NAN.

The regional president said that safety rules were part of fundamental rules.

Values and morals that organisations and our parents gave to us when we were growing up are also very important. We also need to find ways to avoid a reoccurrence of the pandemic and hazards, he said.

The regional president promised to work closely with various organisations to promote inclusion of safety rules on sign posts to encourage people to adhere to them.

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He disclosed that the organisation had put measures in place to collaborate with government agencies to allocate safety rules post to achieve targets.

This will remind them of what they already know but are not doing; avoiding disaster is part of our responsibilities.

Since we have zero tolerance for casualty, we need to inform organisations about safety and health hazards in our day-to-day lives.

In whatever people do in their organisations or workplaces, safety should be considered, he added.

Aderemi said that a 260-man National Safety Advocacy Project Committees headed by 20 professors drawn from 20 universities  where  inaugurated for 2021-2022.

He said that 10 professors from 10 universities would supervise sub-committees sector-by-sector to proffer solutions, adding that N10 billion had been stipulated to unveil the project on April 28. (NAN)

President, Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHAssociation), UK-Nigeria Region, on Friday advised Nigerians to adhere to safety precautions to avoid hazards.

Aderemi gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.

According to him, it has become important to draw people’s attention to the relevance of safety precautions to safeguard lives and property.

“As an association, saving lives is one of our responsibilities by ensuring safety in homes and workplaces, as COVID-19 pandemic threw many parts of the world into darkness.

“In history, such is the most terrible time to think about, so we had to make sure that lives were saved.

“We are all making sure things go back to normal; the pandemic has taught us great lessons.

“We are working with different organisations and parastatal-agencies to sensitise the public on what safety is all about,” he told NAN.

The regional president said that safety rules were part of fundamental rules.

“Values and morals that organisations and our parents gave to us when we were growing up are also very important.

“We also need to find ways to avoid a reoccurrence of the pandemic and hazards”, he said.

The regional president promised to work closely with various organisations to promote inclusion of safety rules on sign posts to encourage people to adhere to them.

He disclosed that the organisation had put measures in place to collaborate with government agencies to allocate safety rules post to achieve targets.

“This will remind them of what they already know but are not doing; avoiding disaster is part of our responsibilities.

“Since we have zero tolerance for casualty, we need to inform organisations about safety and health hazards in our day-to-day lives.

“In whatever people do in their organisations or workplaces, safety should be considered,” he added.

Aderemi said that a 260-man National Safety Advocacy Project Committees headed by 20 professors drawn from 20 universities  where  inaugurated for 2021-2022.

He said that 10 professors from 10 universities would supervise sub-committees sector-by-sector to proffer solutions, adding that N10 billion had been stipulated to unveil the project on April 28. (NAN)

OSHAssociation UK – Nigeria Region Meets Sen. Rochas Okorocha on the Need to promote Health and Safety Culture in Nigeria

OSHAssociation UK – Nigeria Region Meets Sen. Rochas Okorocha on the Need to promote Health and Safety Culture in Nigeria

The former governor of Imo State Sen. Rochas Okorocha has described Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHAssociation) as the hope of Africa and the world at large for their prompt attitude in championing safety solutions in the nation Nigeria. Reacting to the forth coming World Safety Day 2021, Senator Okorocha lamented on the poor safety culture in the nation rising from absent of no safety standard and lack of safety compliance over the years, including no proactive committed safety body in checkmating, training and advocating safety as that of OSHAssociation.

 

While receiving OSHAssociation Nigeria Executives yesterday at his office in Abuja, he expressed readiness to join the move in actualizing a conscious safety advocacy in the nation stressing that no nation can survive without identifying with safety. He further called on both corporate and government organizations to adhere and always keep to safety rules. In continuing, the lawmaker further promised to join other prominent stakeholders to mark this world safety day with OSHAssociation Nigeria in Abuja.

 

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In his response, Engr. Emmanuel Uwalaka, the Regional Administrator of OSHAssociation Nigeria thanked the lawmaker on behalf of the regional president, noting that OSHAssociation is a non-profit organisation piloting a mega projects with the support of international donors and private organisations as their corporate social responsibility, adding that the association is open for members and groups for partnership in actualizing the National Safety AdvocacyProject of the Association. In concluding, he added that some of the mega projects will be unveiled at the world safety day slated to hold in Abuja on the 28th of April 2021.

 

THE PERMANENT SECRETARY OF THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF WORKS AND HOUSING BABAGINDA HUSSAINI BAGS OSHAssociation FELLOW MEMBERSHIP

THE PERMANENT SECRETARY OF THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF WORKS AND HOUSING BABAGINDA HUSSAINI BAGS OSHAssociation UK FELLOW MEMBERSHIP

In line with the Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHAssociation) global vision to ensure the integration of Occupational Safety and Heath best practices in public and private organisations, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Mr. Babangida Hussaini, was inducted as a Fellow of the Association; following his critical role in regulating the affairs of construction, engineering and building sectors in Nigeria.

The construction and building industry is one of the most critical hazardous environments that expose workers to danger and death if proactive safety measures are established.
OSHAssociation as one of the leading international professional bodies proffering solutions in the field of Health, Safety, Security and Environment, and with a global mandate to make Occupational Safety and Health an integral part of every sector, has contributed immensely in promoting quality health and safety knowledge and facilitating skills transfer among the workforce in Nigeria and beyond.

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The Nigeria Regional President, Dr. (Amb.) Olusegun Aderemi, ably represented by the Chairman Council of Fellows Dr. Dalhatu Mohammed, noted that the Ministry of Works and Housing over the years, have been very supportive and cooperative with the Association in ensuring workers’ health and safety. While welcoming the Permanent Secretary on board, he also used the medium to appreciate the Ministry for their support to the Association activities in Nigeria.

The Permanent Secretary, Babaginda Hussaini in his remark, appreciated the Association for finding him worthy to be certified as a Fellow of the great OSHAssociation and pledged his commitment and unflinching support in ensuring the actualisation of the Association’s vision and mandate of promoting safety and health in Nigeria and the world at large.

On the other hand, the Regional Administrator, Engr. Emmanuel Uwalaka who joined other distinguished Fellows and Directors of the Ministry to felicitate with the newest Fellow of the Institute, during his presentation on the Association’s focus areas and the recently commissioned National Safety Advocacy Project by the Honourable Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire at the Association’s 10th International Conference 2020, further appealed to the Ministry to join force with the Association to ensure great result in ensuring that safety culture becomes the way of life in Nigeria.

He further used the opportunity to encourage other Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Government as well as private organization to key into the objectives of the National Safety Advocacy Project to ensure the safety of lives especially in this period of the second wave of Covid 19. “We have a lot to offer every organization who is interested in joining the movement”, Engr. Emmanuel said.

 

The investiture and induction ceremony took place in the conference room of the Permanent Secretary in the presence of few Fellows of the Association, and Directors of the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, with strict adherence to COVID-19 safety protocols and regulations.

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