NECA and IOSH partnership to bring safety standards to Nigeria

Nigeria is to see improved workplace safety and health standards through a new partnership between the Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA) and the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), who have signed an agreement with a focus on corporate governance and occupational safety and health.

NECA and IOSH’s partnership is designed to highlight how organisations must adopt a safe and healthy work environment as part of the fundamental principle and right to work.

This includes proper ventilation, adequate space to move around and more. These enhanced safety standards will lower risks of injuries in the workplace, support those suffering mental difficulties and lower the likelihood of workplace faults and fires.

Wale-Smatt Oyerinde, Director General of NECA, said: “As Director General of NECA and member of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Governing Board, representing employers, I see our collaboration with IOSH as an important step to helping our members implement globally-recognised occupational safety and health (OSH) standards to protect workers.

“I also believe that by improving OSH standards, Nigerian businesses can become more productive and sustainable, find new export markets and also attract increased direct foreign investment.”

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