How to choose a safe school for your child
Nov02

How to choose a safe school for your child

CAN YOU TELL A SAFE SCHOOL WHEN YOU SEE ONE? Just days ago, a child died in a Nursery somewhere in Lagos Nigeria. Going by what the child minder said, the child started convulsing after eating. She started to make phone calls to her boss and then the parents of the child to report the condition of the child. The child’s mother told her to take the child to a certain hospital in Ajao Estate. The child died before getting to the...

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Top 5 Most Common Hazards on Construction Sites and Safety Tips
Oct30

Top 5 Most Common Hazards on Construction Sites and Safety Tips

Top 5 Most Common Hazards on Construction Sites and Safety Tips Construction industry is one of major sources of employment. In fact, it is one of the “high demand and high paying” industries all over the world. However, along with every positive side, there are few extremely dangerous hazards which come along with the work at the construction sites. Construction projects can be very small, like the construction of small part of the...

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Incident under-reporting in schools – a worrying trend
Oct23

Incident under-reporting in schools – a worrying trend

There seems to be a high level of incident under-reporting in schools. Many believe it will be used against them so if they can avoid it, all the better. They forget that if a child goes home with an unexplained injury, no parent will keep quiet about it. “What happened to my child?” Picture this! Sharon goes to pick her daughter from school but on getting there, she finds that her daughter Sandra has a swollen bruised...

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Lead poisoning in children – how to protect them
Oct19

Lead poisoning in children – how to protect them

How to protect children from lead poisoning Lead’s got a lot going for it. It’s soft and malleable, with a low melting temperature, meaning it’s perfect for use in a wide range of applications. The Romans used it to build water pipes, aqueducts and cooking pots, while the Ancient Egyptians just couldn’t get enough of rubbing it on to their eyelids as kohl. Unfortunately for these ancient civilisation (and some later ones), it wasn’t...

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Take a Break: Why You Need to Use Those Vacation Days
Oct16

Take a Break: Why You Need to Use Those Vacation Days

Let’s break it down: U.S. workers are only using 77 percent of their paid time off, and the use of vacation days are at their lowest point in the past 40 years. What’s worse is that workers are forfeiting days, amounting to billions in lost benefits. However, not taking a vacation goes beyond lost benefits – it has an impact on your mental health. Think about it; vacations are offered as time off work, and if it weren’t crucial,...

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Monkeypox?! Here is what you need to know!
Oct07

Monkeypox?! Here is what you need to know!

Monkeypox? Monkeypox virus has invaded Bayelsa in Nigeria with 13 people currently infected and receiving treatment. The first case was one who killed a monkey and ate it with his family. Obviously all of them started showing symptoms. I don’t do graphic images so I struggled to find one to use as the featured image. No success -just a monkey sitting on a tree. Yeah I’m that squirmish. Honestly, this is my first time of...

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