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 Delivers Health Talk To Medical Officers In Abuja To Promote Community Health During COVID-19

OSHAssociation delivers Health Talk to Medical Officers in Abuja to promote Community Health during COVID-19

As part of the kick-off activities for the OSHAssociation National Safety Advocacy Project (2021-2023), the National Secretariat team was at the Defence Headquarters Medical Centre, Mogadishu Barracks, Abuja on the 4th of March, 2021 for a Health Talk with the Medical Team. 

The workshop which was anchored by Engr. Emmanuel Uwalaka, and Mr. Desmond Fowobi focused on lifestyle adaptations to effectively address the changing health landscape, especially in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Medical Director of the Center in a closing remark thanked the team for the insightful discussions. He appealed to the team to revisit at a later date to share more insights on other interest areas to the medical team.

OSHAssociation 6th Batch HSE Masterclass ends as Registration for 7th Batch commences

OSHAssociation 6th Batch HSE Masterclass ends as Registration for 7th Batch commences

6th Batch Virtual HSE Masterclass by the OSHAssociation UK International facilitators was conducted from 28th February to 13th March, and ended with an exam on 20th March 2021. 

The two-weeks course covers different HSE topics categorized under three major courses: OSH Officer, OSH Supervisor and OSH Manager. The class comprised Candidates from different regions include francophone countries.

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The training team comprised experts in different HSSE subjects from London, Belgium, Canada, Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, and Pakistan

Registrations are currently on-going for the next batch of training starting on the 9th of May.

A New Batch of Members Joins The OSHAssociation Family

A New Batch of Members Joins The OSHAssociation Family.

During the International Safety Conference and Awards, 2021 hosted by the Ghana region of the Association in Takarodi on the 26th and 27th of March, 2021, OSHAssociation received the first batch of international inductees for the year. (Read more)

The conference themed featured Technical presentations from seasoned experts in different sectors who handled relevant topics to the theme to provide further insights to the delegates. Some of the Speakers during the Conference included: Constance Daq Roberts (FOSHA) a staff of the EPA; Samuel Duckworth Essilfie (FOSHA) of Sophies Group;     Philip Thompson from Golden Star Mining; Kwamena Amoasi-Andoh Retired (FOSHA); and President Emeritus, Thomas Bismark Boakye (FOSHA).

 

The Ghana region of the Association also witnessed a change in Administration during the event with Kwame Agyeman-Budu assuming the role of the new Regional President for Ghana region in the place of Thomas Albert Bismark Boakye

 

Participants during the conference included members and delegates from different regions around the world, especially OSHAssociation member regions.

 

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The International Inductees from different sectors spread across the different membership categories were received into the Association through a virtual celebration.

OSHAssociation Re-establishes Corporate Membership Ties with NESREA.

OSHAssociation Re-establishes Corporate Membership Ties with NESREA.

The Nigerian Secretariat of the Association visited the Headquarters of the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) on the 30th of March.

During the warm reception by the Director General, Prof. Aliyu Jauro; Directors and Staff of the Agency; the DG on behalf of the Agency expressed their willingness to extend the partnership during his tenure.

OSHAssociation also re-affirmed their readiness to continue to support NESREA as Corporate Member to align her operations and activities with international best standards through continuous capacity building and technical support in desired areas. In addition, the DG also received an offer of Fellow membership with the Association alongside the Directors of the Agency.

The Association’s delegation led by Engr Emmanuel Uwalaka included other Fellows of the institution including Mr. Azu (part of the UK-based team) and Mr. Taiwo Adedoja, a Security consultant.

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