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AfriSAFE harps on workers safety as 2024 nomination begins

AfriSAFE harps on workers safety as 2024 nomination begins

The Africa Safety Award for Excellence (AfriSAFE), one of the leading platform for promoting safety and health initiatives across Africa, has called for greater commitment to workplace safety by governments and businesses across Africa.

In a statement, Femi Da-silva, Chief Executive Officer of AfriSAFE, said that commitment to workplace safety has positive knock-on effects, including reduction of business costs and enhancing employee wellbeing.

According to Da-silva, AfriSAFE 2024 is poised to recognize and celebrate individuals, groups and organizations leading the charge of entrenching workplace safety and environmental sustainability across Africa.

He announced the commencement of nominations for the AfriSAFE 2024 event, while encouraging the public to nominate deserving individuals and organizations.

The AfriSAFE CEO said the month-long nomination process commenced on April 28 in commemoration of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work.

He said AfriSAFE 2024 event would take place in the “picturesque country of Zambia”.

The statement reads: “It promises an unparalleled experience against the backdrop of Zambia’s rich cultural heritage and natural wonders. Zambia, renowned for its breathtaking Victoria Falls, stands as a beacon of natural beauty and adventure, making it an ideal setting for this year’s event.

“Nominees and organizations participating in AfriSAFE 2024 can anticipate a stimulating environment conducive to networking and collaboration, set amidst Zambia’s tourist-friendly facilities.

The event is endorsed by various organizations including the Ministry of Tourism, Labor and Social Security of Zambia.

“Headlining AfriSAFE 2024 is Zambia Sugar, demonstrating its steadfast commitment to fostering a culture of safety and health across the African continent.

“Our technical partners and supporting organizations include; Lifeline Wellness Connect, Lagos State Safety Commission, American Society of Safety Professionals Nigerian Chapter (ASSP), Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria (ISPON).

“Also, Zambia Occupational Health and Safety Association (ZOHSA), Workplace Safety Professional Association of Kenya, South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Saiosh), Global EHS Professionals, HSEQ Professionals without Boarders, Safety Advocates and Empowerment Foundation among others.

“Sponsors include Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), Golden Africa Djibouti, Hybrid DGM Group, SMTS Zambia, Flocrunch, and Joint Professionals Training And Support International (JPTS)

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