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CIPM, IOSH move to create safe work environment



Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM) Nigeria, and Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), have sealed a pact to create a healthy and safe work environment.

At the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), held virtually, Chief Executive Officer of IOSH, Bev Messinger, said the partnership would influence workplace protection, and support OSH professionals for organisational safety.

President, CIPM, Wale Adediran, in his opening remarks said the partnership would challenge Nigeria with a strong focus to ensure employees’ wellbeing is taken seriously.


He said employees’ wellbeing was pertinent, especially now that countries were dealing with global COVID-19 pandemic, and there was the need for everyone to pay critical attention to personal, communal, organisational and national safety.

Similarly, Head of Strategic Engagement, IOSH, Alan Stevens, pointed out that the pandemic had made it critical to encourage and drive employees health, safety, and wellness.

He noted that the best way to make an impact was through partnerships to boost the Institution’s efforts in Nigeria.

Registrar/CEO of the CIPM, Ms. Busola Alofe, said the partnership would strengthen integrated OSH and HR skills in practitioners from both disciplines, and helps develop more rounded professionals, adding that it was more about saving lives, sustaining lives and strengthening competencies in HR.

The collaboration between the CIPM and IOSH commenced in August, with the delivery of Health and Safety awareness training programmes, through the CIPM’s Virtual Learning Hub and IOSH Faculty.


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