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WHAT IS HARMATTAN?  The Harmattan is a cold-dry and dusty trade wind, blowing over the West African subcontinent. This northeasterly wind blows from the Sahara Desert into the Gulf of Guinea between the end of November and the middle of March. It consists of fine dust particles between 0.5 and 10 micrometres. In a nutshell, […]

Incident Investigation and Reporting

Safety Professionals around the world have made all the noise about incidence investigation. Now the question is, does it make sense, or are they simply some set of professionals who want to be loud? It simple; they are RIGHT. So many disasters have occurred in Nigeria and one wonders why similar unfavorable events keep happening. […]

Reducing the TB burden in Nigeria

  Presently, the World Health Organisation (WHO) ranks Nigeria as having the highest tuberculosis (TB) prevalence rate in Africa and 11th among the 22 high burden countries in the world that account for 80 per cent of global TB burden with a total of 180,000 cases occurring annually in Nigeria. The burden of the disease […]

ISO 14001:2015 FDIS released

  BSI made available the Final Draft International Standard (FDIS) 14001:2015. This latest version of the world’s most popular environmental management system standard incorporates a number of changes related to the adoption of Annex SL, as well as those arising from the need to update the environmental-specific content. The CQI and IRCA consider these revisions […]

ISO 9001:2015 FDIS released

  The Final Draft International Standard (FDIS) 9001:2015, has been released by BSI. This latest version of the world’s most popular management system standard includes a number of significant changes that will affect all businesses using the standard. As a category ‘A’ liaison status holder, the CQI has been significantly involved in the revisions process […]

Reward for their safety exploits

Individuals and organisations whose activities increased awareness about Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) have been rewarded with plaques and certificates of excellence. It was at the maiden Nigerian Safety Award organised by Safety Record magazine held at the Oriental Hotels Lagos. The aim of the award was to increase safety awareness among the citizens and […]

Lagos seals Chinese Company- Hongxing Steel Company

  The Lagos State Government has stopped the operation of a Chinese firm, Hongxing Steel Company, saying a visit to the firm confirmed reports that its Nigerian workers were going through hell. A statement on Thursday by the Head, Public Relations Unit of the Lagos State Safety Commission, Lola Jagunmolu, said the visitation followed The PUNCH’s […]

A to Z about Managing STRESS

Overview of STRESS In our daily life, everybody faces different challenges and obstacles, and sometimes the pressure is hard to handle. When we feel overwhelmed or unsure how to meet the demands placed on us, we experience stress. Stress in itself is not bad, in fact, we can’t live without it. It can give you […]

Human error: the biggest cause of crashes

‘All of a sudden a car came from nowhere!’ Sound familiar? Car crashes happen every day in every country in the world, and we often insist on blaming external factors. However, the reality is that it’s often us at fault. In fact, it’s estimated that 95% of crashes are actually due to human error. The […]