Health and safety in agri business & manufacturing

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Encouraging Health and Safety best practices in agri-business and manufacturing is key in protecting the massive investments in the sector.

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Health and safety in agri business & manufacturing

  1. 1. Health and Safety in Agri-business and Manufacturing being a paper presented at MARSE 2013, 14th November,2013 By Fayo Williams B.Pharm, MSc, MISPoN, NEBOSHIGC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, RELY SUPPLY LTD. 08034030366 fayowilliams@yahoo.co.uk PRESENTER, “SAFETY TRAIN” ON LAGOS TRAFFIC RADIO. FM 96.1
  2. 2. Icebreaker Health and Safety by Fayo Williams 2
  3. 3. Why Health and Safety?  Safety is LIFE!  Work deadlier than War - ILO; 2.2m people die annually from job related incidents. Increased Nigerian Population: ~ 169m Foreign Direct Investment, Free Trade Zones, Economic Corridors
  4. 4. Quote “Nigeria is an untapped potential agricultural power house” 4.2 million farmers registered in 2012, 10 million registered so far in 2013.
  5. 5. Agri-Business The Federal Government’s interventions in the agricultural sector …has now raised the net earnings of rural farmers to the sum of 174 billion naira due to its activities in Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina five value chains .” –
  6. 6. The Manufacturing Sector Health and Safety by Fayo Williams 6
  7. 7. Health and Safety Concepts****        Health Occupational Health Safety Risk assessment Hazard Accident Work Related Ill health (Occupational Diseases) OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY by RELY SUPPLY LTD. 7
  8. 8. Hazards across board Physical Chemical Biological • Noise • Vibration • Liquid • Solid • Gases • Bacteria • Viruses Health and Safety by Fayo Williams 8
  9. 9. About Chemical Hazards: Dr Mrs .Rose Afegbai – Adelani, Lecturer, Dept. of Chemistry on “Safety Train”, LAGOS TRAFFIC RADIO 96.1FM Aug. 6th • Food becomes unsafe when contaminated • Cooking can denature microbes but not chemicals • Non-communicable and Renal diseases on the rise • More machinery, more emissions • More Chemicals, more pollution • More attention to what we get out than what we put in “The problem is development; it is supposed to improve our lives but now it affects our safety”
  10. 10. Requirements under the OHS-MS 1. Management Commitment and Leadership 2. Organization – identify who is in charge 3. Arrangements – Provide Equipment, Facilities etc. 4. Employee Involvement – awareness programmes Health and Safety by Fayo Williams 10
  11. 11. Requirements contd. 5. Accountability – keep accident records 6. Hazard Identification, Prevention and Control 7. Accident Investigation – Implement recommendations to avoid repeat 8. Evaluation – AUDIT & REPLENISH 9. Training and Education – recertify DESIGNATED FIRST AIDERS, Fire Marshalls etc Health and Safety by Fayo Williams 11
  12. 12. Consequence of safety gaps…. Health and Safety by Fayo Williams 12
  13. 13. The Remedy    Safety Education and Ownership from top to bottom Policy Framework and LEGISLATION STANDARDIZATION of requirements, procedures etc.– an imperative  Effective Regulation by Environmental Protection Agencies etc. Health and Safety by Fayo Williams 13
  14. 14. The Remedy contd. - Staff Training Health and Safety by Fayo Williams 14
  15. 15. Safety Provisions Designated FIRST AIDERS An AED Machine Health and Safety by Fayo Williams 15
  16. 16. Any questions? Health and Safety by Fayo Williams 16
  17. 17. Let’s engage! +2348034030366 (sms preferred) fayowilliams@yahoo.co.uk @safetywithfayo https://www.facebook.com/fayo.williams Fayo Williams Relysup Health and Safety by Fayo Williams 17
  18. 18. Health and Safety by Fayo Williams 18

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