Generators: the thin line between sanity and insanity
Dec07

Generators: the thin line between sanity and insanity

I had a rough weekend. Thanks to sleepless nights. I am a light sleeper and any little sound keeps me up. This time around, it wasn’t a little sound that kept me up but rather the generator noise from the house next to mine. I am silently praying that my neighbour’s generator gives up the ghost real soon! A long time ago I wrote on generators and why I considered them evil but necessary. I have been meaning to write on the...

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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Work
Nov23

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Work

Most of us are familiar with the potentially lethal danger of carbon monoxide poisoning in the home whilst we are asleep yet any enclosed space which contains equipment and appliances which burn fuels are just as susceptible so that includes workplaces and enclosed sites. What Causes Carbon Monoxide Poisoning? Carbon Monoxide (CO) is produced as a direct result of an incomplete combustion of fuel so, there are many devices which, have...

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Heat Stress: the facts
Oct12

Heat Stress: the facts

It still rains cats and dogs here but when it doesn’t, the heat is unbelievable! A few nights ago it rained heavily. The rain was so welcome as though there was no power, it made the night very bearable. It left the atmosphere feeling so cool to the point where I didn’t notice there was no fan or Air Conditioning (AC) on. Infact it felt like the AC was on. This wonderful experience was lost a few hours later. By morning, the sun...

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#FireSafety: Are we getting it all wrong?
Oct10

#FireSafety: Are we getting it all wrong?

It’s fire prevention week and the theme is “Hear the beep where you sleep”. While it is important to have working smoke alarms, I can’t help but think about some of the fire accidents that have stayed with me over the years and how the deaths could have been prevented. I didn’t witness any of them but I followed them closely. I am also not blaming anyone (except those who lock up employees and leave no...

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Nigeria: Our roads are getting deadlier!
Sep03

Nigeria: Our roads are getting deadlier!

I remember returning from a wedding in Ibadan 2 weekends ago, there was a broken down truck (lorry) in the middle of the road and another smaller car which seemed to have driven straight into the truck. You could see blood on the air bag and the front and side of the small vehicle was terribly crushed – my conclusion was that the car was travelling at night and of course didn’t see the broken down truck, so kept driving...

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Your business is a living thing and should have these 5 senses
Aug05

Your business is a living thing and should have these 5 senses

Every business is a living thing and ideally should outlive its founder – but this is not always the case. Many have unsustainable processes and constantly run at a loss and one day it just gives up the ghost. Many businesses especially in Nigeria do not understand the need for Health and Safety – I have heard many say Safety is for Oil and Gas companies and they fail to realise that this way of thinking affects their...

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