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Monday, 7 May 2012
SAFETY AND HEALTH WORKERS WARNED ABOUT NEW ON THE JOB HAZARDS
Ughelli — Chairman, Delta State branch of the Nigerian Institute of Safety Professionals, Chief Anthony Odibo, has warned safety and health workers against the hazards being created by green jobs in the country.
Odibo, who gave the warning in a chat with newsmen to mark the World Day for Safety and Health Workers, said: "The green jobs have created new hazards which are unknown to the ordinary workers. Because of this, there is now the need to seek the advice of trained Occupational Safety and Health professionals, who have the potential to assess the hazards and give advice to stem it.
"While these jobs are meant to help improve the environment, revitalise the economy and create new employment opportunities, one of the greatest risks is that, in the haste to create these new jobs in large numbers, little attention is paid to their quality."