OSHAssociation Pays Courtesy Visit to the Council of Registered Builders of Nigeria (CORBON) for Strategic Partnership.

In a significant move to promote safety and elevate standards in Nigeria’s building industry, the Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHAssociation) recently held a fruitful meeting with Dr. Samson Ameh Opaluwah, President of the Council of Registered Builders of Nigeria (CORBON). The courtesy visit, led by the Regional Administrator, Dr. Aliyu Mohammed Ibrahim-PhD, FOSHA marked the beginning of a strategic partnership between the two organisations.

During the meeting, the OSHAssociation team was warmly received by Dr. Samson Ameh Opaluwah, who expressed his enthusiasm to collaborate with OSHAssociation to enhance safety practices within the building sector. The meeting yielded several highlights and areas of focus for their partnership.

OSHAssociation emphasised the importance of professional Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) training for CORBON members as well as all stakeholders in the building industry. Recognising the vital role that HSE plays in ensuring the well-being of workers and the general public, the association pledges to provide comprehensive HSE training programs to CORBON members, equipping them with the necessary skills and knowledge to create safe working environments.

Furthermore, during the meeting, OSHAssociation extended an invitation to newly inducted CORBON members to join their association. By joining forces, the newly inducted Professionals will gain access to a wider network of safety professionals, resources, and opportunities for professional development, ultimately contributing to the overall improvement of safety standards in the building industry.

Also, to foster international exposure and the exchange of best practices, it is paramount that CORBON involve their executives in OSHAssociation’s international events, particularly industry tours. This engagement will offer CORBON executives the chance to witness safety best practices in action, gain insights from global experts, and foster partnerships with international stakeholders, ultimately elevating safety standards in Nigeria’s building industry.

The strategic partnership between OSHAssociation and CORBON will ensure that every builder in the building industry is equipped with the necessary technical know-how and skill required to carry out their work with safety best practices.

As the meeting concluded, representatives from OSHAssociation and CORBON reiterated their commitment to working together to enhance safety practices and protect the lives and well-being of workers and the public within the building industry. The partnership aims to serve as a model for other organisations and stakeholders to prioritise safety, ultimately creating a safer and more sustainable future for Nigeria’s building industry.

see photos

OSHAssociation Commences Bi-Annual Safety Awareness and Sensitisation at APDC Residential Capital Estate in Abuja.

OSHAssociation, an academic and professional organisation globally recognised for promoting occupational safety and health, has officially launched its bi-annual Safety Awareness and Sensitisation program at Abuja Property Development Company (APDC) Capital Estate, a prestigious residential estate located in Abuja. This comprehensive initiative includes a rigorous risk assessment evaluation conducted in collaboration with all staff members across various departments within the estate.

The commencement of the Safety Awareness and Sensitisation program in 2024 marks a significant milestone in APDC Capital Estate’s ongoing commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of its residents. Their partnership with OSHAssociation aims to create a culture of heightened safety consciousness and proactive risk management.

The program will encompass a series of activities designed to enhance safety awareness and empower the Residence members to identify and mitigate potential risks effectively. As part of the initiative, all staff members from different departments actively participated in the risk assessment evaluation. This inclusive approach ensures that safety considerations are integrated into every aspect of estate operations, including maintenance, security, and administrative procedures.

The risk assessment evaluation, led by OSHAssociation experts and the Country Regional Administrator, involved a meticulous examination of potential hazards within the estate. This evaluation encompasses various areas, such as fire safety, electrical hazards, security protocols, emergency preparedness, and other factors that could impact the well-being of residents. By conducting a thorough assessment, APDC Capital Estate strives to implement targeted measures to minimize risks and create a secure living environment.

OSHAssociation, with its wealth of knowledge and experience, provides valuable guidance throughout the activities and also equips the staff members with the necessary skills and knowledge to address safety concerns effectively, ensuring that all employees play an active role in maintaining a safe and secure residential estate.

The bi-annual nature of the activity reflects APDC Capital Estate’s commitment to ongoing safety improvement. By conducting regular safety assessments and sensitisation initiatives, the estate management remains proactive in identifying emerging risks and implementing appropriate preventive measures. This approach ensures that safety protocols evolve in line with changing circumstances and industry best practices.

Residents of APDC Capital Estate can expect to benefit from the Safety Awareness and Sensitisation activities as it progresses. The implementation of enhanced safety measures resulting from the risk assessment evaluation will significantly contribute to a secure and comfortable living environment for all residents.

As the annual Safety Awareness and Sensitization program gets underway, OSHAssociation and APDC Capital Estate remain dedicated to upholding the highest safety standards and promoting a proactive approach to risk management. Together, they set a commendable example for other residential estates in Abuja and beyond.

See photos

 

Ministry of Defence in Collaboration with OSHAssociation Held Safety Workshop to mark the World Safety Day 2023

On the 28th of April 2023, the Ministry of Defence organised a Safety Workshop in collaboration with the Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHAssociation) to commemorate World Safety Day.

The Workshop aimed to promote Safety awareness, discuss best practices, and foster a Safety-conscious culture within the Ministry and population at large. The event brought together personnel from various departments and agencies under the Ministry of Defense to share insights and strategies for maintaining a safe working environment.

The Workshop started with a keynote address from a prominent Safety Expert from the OSHAssociation which emphasized on  the significance of World Safety Day and encouraged participants to prioritize safety in their daily operations.

The key objectives of the safety workshop were as follows:

  • –  Raise awareness of the importance of safety in the workplace.
  • –  Share knowledge and best practices in occupational Safety and Health.
  • – Address safety challenges and concerns specific to the Ministry of Defense.
  • –  Foster a collaborative approach to safety across different departments and units.
  • – provide a platform for employees to voice their safety-related experiences and suggestions.

To engage the participants actively, the Workshop included several interactive activities such as Safety Quizzes, role-playing scenarios for emergency response, and group discussions on safety-related case studies. These activities not only reinforce the importance of safety but also encourage teamwork and collaboration.

The Ministry of Defence Safety Workshop in Collaboration with OSHAssociation to mark World Safety Day was a resounding success. The event effectively promoted Safety awareness, facilitated knowledge sharing, and encouraged a collective commitment to Safety within the Ministry and society at large. The participants gained valuable insights into Safety best practices, challenges, and the importance of a robust Safety culture.

By fostering collaboration and open communication, the Workshop contributed to strengthening the Ministry’s safety standards and undoubtedly has a positive impact on the well-being of its personnel and operations.

OSHAssociation TRAINS, CERTIFIES NAPTIN TRAINEES ON SAFETY BEST PRACTICES IN POWER SECTOR

Without relenting to its mandate of stunting fatalities across all sectors, the Occupational Safety and Health Association – Nigeria Region conducted a 4-day in-house Professional Health, Safety, and Environment Training and Certification for trainees of the National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN) to equip them with fundamental knowledge as far as Occupational Health and Safety in the Power Sector is concerned.

The four days training conducted at the NAPTIN Regional Training Center, Power House, Kachia Road, Kakuri, Kaduna State is part of the Association’s stride to impact the society, especially the nation’s workplace with the gospel of Safety best practices through training campaigns with a view of improving the knowledge and skills of the citizenry with a view of stunting fatalities, accidents and incidents especially in the workplaces hence making the workplace healthier and safer for everyone.

Recall that trainees of NAPTIN were in may Trained by the Association  in Kainji, Niger state. The recent training in Kaduna is still the continued effort of NAPTIN in conjunction with OSHAssociation to equip the sector as Safety Knowledge goes a long way in boosting the confidence of Workers while they carried out their activities on site.

The training program included the following courses: Fire Safety and Prevention in Power Sector (Course 107), Workplace Health and Safety (Course 109), and Personal Protective Equipment PPE (Course 108), to mention but a few, all of which were taught extensively by OSHAssociation’s Training Instructors.


During the 4 days, the trainees were better equipped with all the rudimental knowledge of safety best practices as it relates to the power sector.

 
Some of the trainees who spoke with safety view media attested that the training has enlightened them on how to conduct their service safely and healthily. Attesting that the risk factor in the sector is high, the class representative explained that workers in the sector deal with the highest level of voltage which is risky, adding that the inculcation of safety training into their training curriculum has gone a long way in boosting his confidence as well as ensuring that they return home to their families safe and sound.

OSHAssociation has continuously remained resolute in improving the current state of the nation’s economy. To this extent, the Association has been reaching and touching lives with the gospel of safety through training, advocacies, campaigns, workshop, and conferences amongst others to see that the nation’s workplace is being revamped and the lives and welfare of the workforce remain paramount.
The training is the second in a row in the collaboration between NAPTIN and the Association; being that NAPTIN understands the importance and value and quality of training being offered by the Association.

5 BIG CONSTRUCT: CONSTRUCTION FIRMS PLEDGE TO ENFORCE SAFETY BEST PRACTICES IN THE SECTOR

No less than 200 construction firms have recently resolved to upgrade the welfare of their staff as well as the potency of their project delivery and service through the inculcation of standardized safety best practices in the country.

The Construction companies resolved to eradicate hazards present in the construction sites during The Big 5 Construct Event which was held recently at the Landmark Center, Lagos.

Since its inception, the Big 5 Construct Nigeria is the largest gathering of the construction and infrastructure community in Nigeria which connects suppliers with quality buyers from across Nigeria and the West African region as well as promoting innovation, sharing cutting-edge knowledge, and accelerating business. Hence it is the biggest event that assembles top stakeholders, and captains of industries from the Building/construction sector to discuss and deliberate on issues pondering on standards as well as modern innovations and prospects for improved, standardized and qualitative service delivery in the sector.

Illuminating the company’s representative, stakeholders as well as delegates on the need to improve their standard of operation as far as Occupational Safety and Health Best practices in concerned, the Regional Administrator of the Occupational Safety and Health Association- Nigeria region, Engr. Emmanuel Uwalaka pointed out the difference between hazards and risk in the Building/construction sector as well as the modalities that are needed in other to prevent/address such occurrences if or when they occur.

In his presentation titled “Strategies of Achieving Safety Best Practices in the Construction Industry”, Engr. Uwalaka itemized the common causes of fatalities and Injuries in the sector which according to him can be duly avoided if proper regulations, as well as adherence to stipulated safety guidelines, are upheld. He also emphasized that it is the responsibility of the management staff of firms r to not only provide all the materials and modalities to ensure the safety of their staff but also enforce regulations that will bring about complete adherence alongside compliance in the long run.

“As an employer, it is important to understand who is responsible for health and safety in the workplace and what actions you can take to ensure the health and safety of your employees, contractors, and others who may be affected by your operational activities,” He said.

He also called on the stakeholders present as well as heads of organizations to key into the National Safety Advocacy project (NSAP 2021-2023) which according to him will not just help them develop their service standards in terms of Health and Safety, but will  empower them to also contribute to the development and localization of safety best practices and structures for the benefit of the general public.’

Responding to the charge, the Construction firm’s representatives attested that there is a gap that needs to be bridged urgently in terms of safety localization in the sector. They also noted that the sector being a backbone of the national economy needs to be revamped as this will not only bring about better and safe service delivery during project construction but will see that the welfare of the workforce is improved substantially thus boosting their continence while they go about their productive activities while on site.

OSHAssociation has never relented in ensuring that all sectors are reached out to with the gospel of safety and its best practices. To this extent, the Association has been conducting seminars, training programs, and advocacy campaigns as well as participating in conferences and external events all in its bid to see that the general public starting from stakeholders down to the least of Nigerians are enlightened on the benefit of safety adherence.

1 2 3 5
Hi, How Can We Help You?
CHAT