Your health and safety matters to us

  • Jun 17, 2022
  • By Tamilore Gibadi

Your health and safety matters to us 

Managing safety and health is an integral part of managing a business. Businesses need to do a risk assessment to find out about the hazards and risks in their workplace(s) and put measures in place to effectively control them to ensure these hazards and risks cannot cause harm to workers.

Safety is especially important for employees and students who work in industrial environments because of the higher number of risks in these areas.

Industrial Safety addresses specific hazards and other areas of safety that pertain to persons who work in industrial environments. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is anything that is used to protect the human body from the dangers of hazards. PPE is used to protect a person’s eyes, face, ears, head, extremities, respiratory system, and other parts of his or her body. Statistics and other data show that failure to use PPE is a leading cause of accidents


The ILO has produced guidelines on the development of occupational safety and health management systems ILO-OSH 2001 

These guidelines were designed as a practical tool for assisting organizations (a company, operation, firm, undertaking, establishment, enterprise, institution or association, or part of it, whether incorporated or not, public or private, that has its own functions and administration) and competent institutions as a means of achieving continual improvement in occupational safety and health (OSH) performance. The guidelines have been developed according to internationally agreed principles defined by the ILO’s tripartite constituents. The practical recommendations of these guidelines are intended for use by all those who have responsibility for OSH management.