PERSONAL WATER SURVIVAL SKILLS

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I made a new acquaintance last week when I visited Ekiti state. At the end of our first conversation, we exchanged e-books. I gave her lots of business and management books, while she pumped me with a couple of novels – ‘light romance’, she calls them. That same day, I put aside Jack Welch’s ‘Winning’ and began Sydney Sheldon’s ‘If Tomorrow Comes’. It has been a fine story, though I must sayRead More

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)

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According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, Economic News Release, the following occupations have high risk for MSDs; Registered nurses, nursing assistants and psychiatric aides Firefighters and prevention workers Laborers and freight, stock and material movers Janitors and cleaners Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers Refuse and recyclable material collectors Stock clerks and order fillers Maids and housekeeping cleaners Light truck or delivery services drivers Telecommunications line installers and repairers Bus drivers, transit andRead More

THREE ELEMENTS OF EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION

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  Do read this 2013 article as presented below and begin to mix credibility, empathy and logic in your talk about occupational safety. Three Elements of Great  Communication, According to Aristotle In my nearly 20 years of work in organization development, I’ve never heard anyone say that a leader communicated too much or too well. On the contrary, the most common improvement suggestion I’ve seen offered up on the thousands of 360Read More

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

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At the Workplace, what we wear is of great importance, what we use on and wear at certain times and locations at work are so much noteworthy as improper clothing and lack of use of required equipment can pose threat to one making one unsafe. Thus it is expected that what we use at the workplace is a protective as required. There are equipment that give protection to the user, these areRead More

LESSONS FROM A LAGOS FIRE ACCIDENT

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14 December 2015, the now defunct NITEL building in Lagos Island was gutted by fire. It was reported that the building was ran routinely on a Generator set but was recently switched to the power distribution company supply. Fire erupted from some of the internal cables and was sustained by the mass of combustible materials littered on the floor. The worth of damaged property was not disclosed. The NITEL building fire accidentRead More

INDPENDENCE DAY UPDATE

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In the spirit of Independence, and our collective effort towards nation building, we get across to you President Buhari’s full speech.  Let’s keep digging till we get the nation we desire…. Below is Channel TV’s full text of the 2018 Independence Day Speech.  President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday addressed Nigerians as the country marked its 58th Independence anniversary. In a speech broadcast across the nation, the President called for unity, while promisingRead More

SLIPS, TRIPS AND FALLS

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Slips, trips and falls are common workplace hazards which  when they occur can cause different levels of injuries from simple bruises to sprains and strains, contusion, fractures, abrasion and laceration. Sometimes,  slips and trips can be lethal.  Slips and trips can result in falls and can happen anywhere. According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), slips, trips and falls is the second-leading cause of accidental deaths per year and it accountsRead More

ERGONOMICS AND OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY

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ERGONOMICS AND OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY. The Merriam Webster dictionary defines ergonomics as an applied science concerned with designing and arranging things people use so that the people and things interact most efficiently and safely. So, the sum total of things done to reduce the effects of the use of equipment or of processes to the human element is termed ergonomics. Ergonomics is both a science and an art. As a science, inquiry isRead More

Understanding Workplace Hazards

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Hazards are anything or situation with the potential to cause harm to people, property or the environment. Injury, death, diseases and stress are hazards on humans while damage property damage and loss of goods are property hazards. Environmental hazards degrade the environment. Hazards are everywhere, one would  be surprised at the high number of hazards in the workplace environment which usually go unnoticed. Anything one can identify as a likely cause ofRead More

IT ENTERED MY EYES – A STORY OF LOSSES DUE TO UNPREPAREDNESS

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The welding pieces fell into Aremu’s eye. During the short recess, his welding-goggles broke. He had kept it on the floor near him while he sat on the floor to eat his lunch. His partner mistakenly marched them. He got a new one from the store but it didn’t quite fit him – that was the last piece in stock. Because, the machine part he was working on had to be deliveredRead More