COVID-19: Lagos to strengthen work place safety, health ― Sanwo-Olu

As the world celebrates this year’s World Day for Safety and Health at Work, Lagos State governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said the focus will be on strategies to strengthen national occupational safety and health (OSH) systems to build resilience, to enable the state face crises now and in the future, drawing on lessons learned and experiences from the world of work, especially from COVID-19 pandemic.

Governor Sanwo-Olu, who would be hosting this year’s celebration on Wednesday, 28 April, disclosed this on Sunday in a pre-event programme, made available to newsmen by Director-General, Lagos State Safety Commission (LASCOMM), Mr. Lanre Mojola.

According to the statement, the theme for this year’s World Day for Safety and Health at work will be “Anticipate, prepare and respond to crises- Invest Now in Resilient Occupational Safety and Health Systems,” saying it came about based on experiences garnered during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mojola maintained that the COVID-19 pandemic had led governments, employers, workers and the general population to face unprecedented challenges in relation to the virus and the many effects it had had on the world of work.

“This year’s World Day for Safety and Health at Work will focus on strategies to strengthen National Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Systems to build resilience, in order to face crises now and in the future, drawing on lessons learned and experiences from the world of work,” he said.

The LASCOMM urged full participation of all stakeholders on the elaborate safety road map of this post-pandemic era as far as safety and health of all Lagosians were concerned.

 

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