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Kaiser observes World Day for Safety and Health at Work

Posted on April 25th, 2017

Construction Kaiser Limited and her Sister companies, M & E Kaiser Limited and Kaiser Fabrication Limited are currently observing the World Day for Safety and Health at Work in all her Regional Offices in Nigeria. The theme for this event at Kaiser is “The Groundwork of All Happiness is Health”. This safety week shall be an annual event as a way of refocusing and re-energizing our commitment to reducing injuries and ill health among our workers and staff members.

With the Abuja Regional Office leading the way, the activities lined up for the one-week event starting from April 24th to 28th, 2017 include: presentations of health specific topics during the regular toolbox meeting throughout the week and during scheduled period, light aerobic exercises, presentation of gifts to the best Safety Compliant Staff/Workers among other health and safety enhancement activities.

The Kaiser Companies have made plans to make this an annual international campaign to promote safe, healthy and decent work, prevention of occupational accidents and diseases.

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Picture: L-R – Engr. Emeka Nwigwe (Project Manager, CKL) and Engr. Igbuan Okaisabor (CEO/Vice Chairman, CKL) during one of the event days at the Abuja Regional Office.

 

Excerpts from the United Nations write up on the subject:

2017 Theme: Optimize the collection and use of OSH data

Every day, 6,300 people die as a result of occupational accidents or work-related diseases – more than 2.3 million deaths per year. 317 million accidents occur on the job annually; many of these resulting in extended absences from work. The human cost of this daily adversity is vast and the economic burden of poor occupational safety and health practices is estimated at 4 per cent of global Gross Domestic Product each year.

The ILO’s campaign for the 2017 World Day for Safety and Health at Work focuses on the critical need for countries to improve their capacity to collect and utilize reliable occupational safety and health (OSH) data.

The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted on September 25, 2015 encompasses a global plan of action with specific targets to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all. With its adoption, the capacity to collect and utilize reliable OSH data has also become indispensable for countries to fulfil their commitment to implement and report on some of the agenda’s 17 sustainable development goals and their targets.

The World Day for Safety and Health at Work is an annual international campaign to promote safe, healthy and decent work. It is held on 28 April and has been observed by the International Labour Organization (ILO) since 2003.

A national occupational safety and health culture is one in which the right to a safe and healthy working environment is respected at all levels, where governments, employers and workers actively participate in securing a safe and healthy working environment through a system of defined rights, responsibilities and duties, and where the highest priority is accorded to the principle of prevention.

Source: http://www.un.org/en/events/safeworkday/

 

More pictures from the week long activities:

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