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WHO, UN, others to discuss safe workplace at IOSH confab


The Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has confirmed the attendance of the World Health Organisation (WHO), United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), among others, for its flagship West Africa conference.

A statement by the organisers disclosed that WHO would be among the high-profile resource providers set to tackle regional and global workplace safety and health issues.

The conference, slated to hold virtually on September 16-17, 2021 with the theme: “A brighter, safer future – for workers, businesses in West Africa,” will also have in attendance the Lagos State Safety Commission (LSSC), Ghana Health Service (GHS), Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPMN), among others.


The event, which aims to be an epoch of solutions empowering workers and businesses with the culture of safety at their workplaces, will also brings together high-profile speakers and panellists in Nigeria, Ghana and other countries.

The speakers will discuss on different topics towards addressing key safety issues at the conference, including health and safety within the healthcare sector and educational settings; and the leadership role of women in the occupational safety and health profession, among others.

Some of the speakers are Chair, IOSH Ghana, Edward Debrah; HSE Manager, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, Iyenoma Osazee and Lanre Mojola of the Lagos State Safety Commission.

Others include the Chair, IOSH West Africa Division, Dapo Omolade; Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Ministry of Environment and Water Resources, Belinda Odeneye and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Combined Training Solutions (CTS) Global, Funmi Adegbola, among others.


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