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Thomas Ashton institute delivers Health and Safety workshop in Nigeria

10 Jul 2019

Dr Akilu Yunusa-Kaltungo from The University of Manchester's Thomas Ashton Institute delivers important Health and Safety workshop in Nigeria

Thomas Ashton

Earlier this week, Dr Akilu Yunusa-Kaltungo from The University of Manchester's Thomas Ashton Institute ran a one day stakeholders workshop on Health and Safety performance in high hazardous industries in Nigeria. The workshop forms part of a research partnership between The University of Manchester and Discovering Safety Programme in the United Kingdom.

High hazard industry workers and the residents of their adjoining communities are constantly exposed to environmental and occupational hazards, which studies have linked to morbidity and mortality. While several key cement manufacturing companies including LafargeHolcim Cement PLC have continuously exhibited immense commitments towards improving H&S practices, sustainable initiatives can only be achieved through continuous research interventions. Therefore, the overarching aim of this workshop is to provide a platform that enables engagement and constructive discussions amongst key stakeholders.

Over 50 stakeholders attended from the LafargeHolcim cement plant where the workshop was held along with representatives from the Ministry of Environment, the Federal Medical Centre, the Standards Organisation of Nigeria and the Ministry of Labour/Productivity.