Firm links health, safety to workers’ productivity
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Richardson Oil & Gas Limited, Akin Osuntoki, has said that for a business to succeed, greater attention must be accorded to the safety and health of the workforce, as this is a prerequisite for increased productivity.
Osuntoki, who stated this at the 10th edition of the PSRG-Richardson Health, Safety, Security and Environmental (HSSE) Forum in Lagos, noted that making health and safety a priority in an organisation effectively communicates that employees are a valuable resource in the organization.
“A systematic approach to HSSE management not only makes managing a business easier, but it also makes it more effective. Enhanced health and safety standards help organizations effectively manage time during execution of projects and improve their business profile with customers and clients”, he said.
He noted that part of efforts by the company to ensure adherence to safety at work is the annual PSRG-Richardson HSSE Forum, which started in 2009 and has been adding value to its diverse participants.
This year’s forum titled: Effective HSSE Management: The Key To Sustainability, was attended by industry experts from diverse fields including Managing Director Nigeria NLNG Limited, Tony Attah, who chaired this year’s event.He delivered the Opening remarks and commended the PSRG-Richardson alliance for sustaining the Forum for 10 years.
Manager HSEQ, Nigeria LNG Limited, Mr. Amadi Amadi and Head of Psychiatry, University of Ibadan, Prof. Olayinka Omigbodun, presented the lead papers.There were also technical presentations by key members of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) and Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), among others.In all, there were 10 technical paper presentations on HSSE best practices, Local Content Development and relevant industry issues from seasoned professionals.
A major highlight of the forum was the presentation of Special Achievement Awards to Deputy Managing Director (Deepwater District), Total E&P Nigeria Limited, Ahmadu Kida-Musa, Managing Director, Airtel Networks Limited, Segun Ogunsanya, and Managing Director, Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc, Austin Avuru, in recognition of their support for HSSE Management and local content development in Nigeria, among others.
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