Welcome from the Chair
I am pleased to welcome everyone to the IOSH West Africa Division, officially launched on 13 November 2020 by the immediate Past IOSH President, Jimmy Quinn. The Division has over 200 members and comprises four Regions (one in Ghana and three in Nigeria): Accra (Ghana), North Central, South-South and South-West Regions. Each Region has a four-member executive committee that liaises with the central executive committees in running the Division activities.
The central executive committee, of which I am presently the Chair, was inaugurated on 26 March 2022.The Director General of the Lagos State Safety Commission was the speaker at the event.
Our first meeting in February 2022 was a great success, with over 100 participants attending the virtual session where IOSH President Louise Hosking spoke to us on “Catch the Wave: how safety and health at work deliver future resilience through social sustainability”.
The Division hold its Central meeting quarterly and Regional meetings are also held monthly, except in the months of the Central meetings. Technical presentations and networking discussions are held at these meetings to enhance the occupational safety and health (OSH) profession.
The Division is continuously aligning its activities with the IOSH global aims: Enhance, Collaborate and Influence. To further enhance the OSH profession, the Division has constituted three sub-committees: Membership Upgrade Committee, CPD and Competency Committee, and Career Mentoring Committee. These committees hold bi-monthly technical sessions where members and non-members attend.
The Division collaborates with OHS professional institutions, government agencies, non-governmental organisations and allied professional institutions in building strategic partnerships, promoting IOSH activities and engaging with the media.
In influencing positive change and strengthening our impact globally, the Division is partnering with local organisations to promote the benefits of OSH management while engaging with institutions of learning to support OSH activities.
The Division activities are open to advice in ensuring its continuous improvement as we hope to metamorphose into a formal branch soon.
We look forward to hosting you in any of our central, regional and sub-committee meetings.
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Chair, IOSH West Africa Division
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