Labour min­istry in­au­gu­rates c’ttee on oc­cu­pa­tional safety

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Mustapha Suleiman

The Min­istry of Labour and Em­ploy­ment yes­ter­day in­au­gu­rated the Na­tional Tri­par­tite Tech­ni­cal Com­mit­tee on the de­vel­op­ment of the first Na­tional Oc­cu­pa­tional Safety and Health pro­file in Nige­ria.

The aim is to align with the rest of the world in the pur­suit of sus­tain­able pre­ven­tive oc­cu­pa­tional safety.

The Di­rec­tor, Oc­cu­pa­tional Safety and Health Depart­ment in the min­istry, Mrs. Nofisat Aro­gun­dade, who rep­re­sented the min­is­ter, Sen. Chris Ngige at the inau­gu­ra­tion, said the Na­tional Oc­cu­pa­tional Safety and Health Pro­file when com­pleted would play a vi­tal role in pro­vid­ing in­sight for the sys­tem­atic strength­en­ing of the Na­tional Oc­cu­pa­tional Safety and Health Sys­tem, thereby cre­at­ing the prospect for me­thod­i­cal re­view of the progress and im­pact of the Na­tional Oc­cu­pa­tional Safety and Health Man­age­ment in Nige­ria.

While ap­pre­ci­at­ing the sup­port of the In­ter­na­tional Labour Or­gan­i­sa­tion (ILO), she said the de­vel­op­ment of Oc­cu­pa­tional Safety and Health pro­file was guided by ILO Con­ven­tion C.187 and Rec­om­men­da­tion R.197. The Di­rec­tor, ILO Coun­try Of­fice in Nige­ria, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Li­ai­son Of­fice of ECOWAS, Mr. Den­nis Zulu, con­grat­u­lated the min­istry and its part­ners on the suc­cess­ful inau­gu­ra­tion of the com­mit­tee.

“The ILO has al­ways been strongly com­mit­ted to de­velop pre­ven­tive oc­cu­pa­tional safety and health strate­gies aimed at pro­tect­ing worker’s health and pro­mot­ing work­ers’ well­be­ing through im­prove­ments in their work­ing con­di­tion and en­vi­ron­ments in or­der to pre­vent and con­trol oc­cu­pa­tional ac­ci­dents and work-re­lated dis­eases,’’ he said.

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