Lagos to launch vision zero for work safety, health
The Lagos State Government has concluded plans to host a conference tagged: Lagos Vision Zero Conference with the theme: Mindset Change Towards Zero Harm.
Director General, Lagos State Safety Commission (LSSC), Hakeem Dickson, said the conference, which holds in June, became imperative due to recurring incidences and risks at the workplace that negatively affect workers’ safety, health and wellbeing.
He explained that the aim of the conference was to help employees develop attitudinal change and to safeguard them at work.
Dickson added that the Lagos State Vision Zero Safety Health and Wellbeing at workplace aims for a paradigm shift of a global vision for better occupational safety and employees’ health, which, he said, should be managed in a comprehensive and integrated manner.
“It will inculcate an attitude that all injuries and ill health arising from the workplaces are preventable and the commitment of employees and employers to promote and protect each other’s safety and health in the work place,” he said.
He solicited commitment of leaders to the vision zero where accidents are preventable, support from employers and other relevant stakeholders towards the commission’s efforts to build an inclusive Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Workplace strategy for the protection and education of workers.
Dickson added that LSSC was committed to policy formulation and regulation, advisory, advocacy, as well as set safety standards for all sectors involved in social economic activities.
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