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IOSH West Africa 2021 conference starts 16 September

The World Health Organisation (WHO) will be among the high profile resource providers set to tackle regional and global workplace safety and health issues at the 2021 IOSH conference

The 2021 conference of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is expected to start from 16 to 17 September 2021.

The event which is also expected to be held virtually will be under the theme, “A Brighter, Safer Future – for Workers, for Businesses, for West Africa” and will also have in attendance, the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), Lagos State Safety Commission (LSSC), Ghana Health Service (GHS), Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPMN), among others.

The event which aims to be an epoch of solutions empowering workers and businesses with the culture of safety at their workplaces also brings together high profile speakers and panellists in Nigeria, Ghana and other countries.

These high-profile speakers and panellists will discuss different topics towards addressing key safety issues at the conference including health and safety within the healthcare sector and educational settings; and the leadership role of women in the occupational safety and health profession, among others.

Some of the keynote speakers slated for the event are chair, IOSH Ghana, Edward Debrah; HSE Manager, Cummins Florence Anyane; HSE Manager, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, Engr. Iyenoma Osazee; and Lanre Mojola of the Lagos State Safety Commission.

Others are Dapo Omolade, chairman, IOSH West Africa division, the Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Ministry of Environment and Water Resources, Belinda Odeneye; director of public health services, Ministry of Health Gambia, Dr Buba Manjang and principal officer, Occupational Health Programme, Ghana Health Service, Dr Lovelace Digber.

Some international speakers include Neil Catton, vice president IOSH, president-elect IOSH, Louise Hosking; Dr Ivan Ivanov of World Health Organisation (WHO), Global Director Occupational Health & Safety, Lufthansa Services GmbH Group, Liam Dee among others.

This year’s event hopes to be an improvement of last year’s event which was attended by over 900 representatives of government departments and birthed its West Africa Division.

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is the chartered body for safety and health and it is also the leading membership organisation for safety and health professionals who work to create workplaces that are safer, healthier and more sustainable.

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