The best ways and places to practice safety
May26

The best ways and places to practice safety

I have been struggling for a while to write my posts mostly because there is constant power failure (so my laptop and iPad battery are always dead or close to dead) thanks to the notorious fuel scarcity situation in my country. The truth is I haven’t been able to do anything productive for about 3 weeks and it is hard to not get bothered by it. Anyway, today I got the chance to charge my iPad and decided to write on this topic...

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World Day for Safety and Health at Work: Join in building a culture of prevention on Occupational Safety and Health
Apr28

World Day for Safety and Health at Work: Join in building a culture of prevention on Occupational Safety and Health

#WorldDayForSafetyAndHealthAtWork Today is The World Day for Safety and Health at Work. It is an annual international campaign held every 28th of April to promote safe, healthy and decent work. It has been observed by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) since 2003. According to ILO, today 865,000 people will either die or be injured doing their job. The theme this year is “Join in building a culture of prevention on...

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Accident Prevention: the why and the how
Mar05

Accident Prevention: the why and the how

Bob is 18 years old. It’s Bob’s first week on his job picking ang packing at a manufacturing company. They have a large warehouse where many of their products are stocked but they lack enough hands to do the many tasks they face. Bob has not received any training since starting this job. His employers say they will book him onto the next available training. His supervisor has been too busy to show him the ropes. Bob has...

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5 reasons why you should refuse to do your job
Feb25

5 reasons why you should refuse to do your job

Have you ever felt like not doing your job but still go ahead for fear of the unknown such as getting fired or getting disciplined? Trust me you are not alone. During the Ebola outbreak in Nigeria, it became clear that those in the medical profession were at a higher risk of contracting Ebola than the rest of us. I was worried for my medical doctor friends. I contacted one of them just to check on his wellbeing and to plead with him...

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The truth about your computer keyboard
Feb21

The truth about your computer keyboard

Today I was going over some paper work and stumbled upon my University final year project. I studied Biomedical Science and in my final year (September/October 2007), I chose to perform a little experiment to find out what microorganisms live on keyboards. I actually kept a log book of all my meetings with my supervisor, my experiments and findings. Looking at my log book I now realise how very important the experiment was, something...

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