• Oil & Gas Moguls From NNPC and NLNG to Grace Event
By: Smart Olawale
As part of capacity building move, ASSP converge best brains of the safety industry at the Professional Development Conference annually…
The Nigeria Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professional (ASSP) will equip safety professionals with the knowledge of best practices that will promote Public Safety, during the 2021 edition of her annual Professional Development Conference (PDC).
HSENations understands that ASSP is a global safety organization. The over 109 years old organization is often regarded as the world’s oldest safety organization and boast of more than 37,000 Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) professional members who are using “risk-based approaches to prevent workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses”.
As part of capacity building move, ASSP converge best brains of the safety industry at the Professional Development Conference annually, affording its participants the opportunity to learn and access knowledge that “help [them] perform at highest level”.
The 8th edition of the conference is slated for 18th and 19th of March 2021 and will be held at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos under the co-chairmanship of some bigwigs of the oil and gas industry: Mele Kolo Kyari, Group Managing Director, NNPC and Tony Attah, MD/CEO, NLNG.
At a time where public safety in the country is threatened, the conference seeks to inculcate professionals on the global practices that will make them solution providers.
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The association has made it known that the invitation for the conference is not only extended to her members but also to publics who can pay a sum of #50,000. However, a 40% discount is given to students.
According to the association, the theme of the event “Public Safety making a difference through awareness, intervention and compliance” will be discussed by veterans of the safety industry including the likes of Dr. Richard Okamoto from USA; Naseem Subhani from Pakistan; Professor Rim-Rukeh, theVice Chancellor, FUPPRE, Delta state; and Deborah Roy, ASSP Global President.
Among other things included as part of the activity during of the conference include Technical Paper Presentation by Experts from Safety Industry, networking, certificate presentation, exhibition and award dinner.
The President of ASSP Nigeria, Mrs Mercy Omoifo-irefo, who is also the chief host of the event will welcome special dignitaries like Chief Festus Keyamo, Minister of State, Labour; Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, Minister of State, Education; Hon. Amos Magaji, Member, Federal House of Representatives, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, Executive Director, NIMASA; and Dr Henry Ademila, Acting Chief Executive, Petroleum Training Institute, Effurun – Delta state.
HSENations recalls that since the emergence of Mrs. Mercy Omoifo-Irefo as the president of the ASSP Nigeria Chapter, she has been actively involved in advocacy. Around August 2020, she and her team advocated for inclusion of safety in Nigerian School; meanwhile, earlier in July she also advocated for increased safety at workplaces.
Smart Olawale is a Journalist (writing for HSENations), Marketing & Communication Enthusiast, Digital Marketer, Speaker and Educationist.
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