Occupational Safety & Health Association – OSHAssociation (Nigeria)

AIM AND OBJECTIVES OF THE NATIONAL SAFETY ADVOCACY PROJECT

In line with the mandate of the Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHAssociation) to achieve zero fatalities and incidents in workplaces, the National Safety Advocacy Project was developed, in partnership with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and other stakeholders from public and private organisations. The project seeks to promote safety consciousness in workplaces, homes, schools, markets and public places; with the ultimate goal of achieving significant reduction in the occurrence of accidents and fatalities, especially in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The project which was unveiled by the Honourable Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire on 10th December 2020 during the Association’s 10th International Safety Conference, also had the support of other stakeholders from public and private sectors viz: The Hon. Minister of Environment, the Hon. Minister of Labour & Employment, the Hon. Minister of Water Resources and the Executive Governor of Lagos State, represented by the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Health, and other relevant stakeholders present at the event.

For the realisation of the project, OSHAssociation will be working closely with the Committee Members from various MDAs, private organisations, Health and Safety Advocates and Ambassadors to achieve a four-fold objective:

  • Engaging with Committee Members from the public and private sectors to ensure proactive health and safety sensitisation to achieve the goal of the project in every environment – formal or informal.
  • Drive a specialised Health, Safety, Security and Environmental awareness in line with the prevalent activities in every partner organization or institution which will equip every beneficiary with the requisite knowledge to assume responsibility for personal safety at workplace.
  • Advocate for policy design, reviews and implement sustainable strategies that will consolidate individual efforts in achieving healthier, safer and secure workplaces and environments for every individual.
  • To ensure proactive Covid 19 grass root health and safety awareness in MDAs and critical industries in line with the Covid 19 Safety Bill signed into law by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
  • 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...