Firm sensitises Nigerians on safety, risk reduction
A health and safety consultant, Mr. Dapo Omolade, has called on Nigerians to be more safety conscious in order to prevent and reduce the risk of disasters in the country. According to him, specialised education is required by Nigerians to effect meaningful improvement in the global response to environmental disaster and safety management.
Omolade, the Chief Executive Officer of Hybrid Group, made this known during the group’s facility commissioning in Ikeja, Lagos State, which he noted was established to bridge Occupational Health, Safety, and Environment (OHSE) gap, a main challenge in the safety sector.
He said safety awareness would reposition the country for disaster risk reduction, capacity building, security management, peace building and partnership through collaboration and empowerment. “There is need for safety education in the country. Safety science is a twenty-first century term for everything that deals with the prevention of accidents, illness, fires, explosion and other events which harm people, environment and property.
“Safety professionals have responsibilities in every facet of human existence, whether at home, on the road or in any workplace. At our end, we are increasing safety awareness among organization, which entails that their activities do not cause harm to anyone while properly identifying work place hazards.
“Reducing accidents and exposure to harmful situation and substances also includes training of personnel in accident prevention, emergency response and preparedness in the use of safety equipment,” he said.
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