Lagos issues occupational health, safety guidelines for formal, informal sectors


The Lagos State government has issued new occupational health and safety sectorial guidelines following the continued spread of the COVID-19 pandemic as part of measures to reaffirm its commitment to the safety of lives of its citizenry.

The Director-General, Lagos State Safety Commission, Mr. Lanre Mojola, yesterday said the additional Occupational Health & Safety Sectorial (OSH) guidelines on easing of the lockdown of businesses in Lagos cover several sectors such as manufacturing, construction, retail outlets and shopping malls, eateries and restaurants, food packaging businesses, financial institutions as well as the informal sector, such as artisans.

According to him, Lagos State Safety Commission was established to develop and formulate policies and strategies that will build a sustainable safety culture within the state and he urged Lagosians to adhere to these safety guidelines.

The Commissioner for Special Duties, Tayo Bamgose-Martins, also emphasized the need for business operators to adhere strictly to safety guidelines adding that apart from frequent washing of hands with soap and alcohol-based sanitizer, meetings should begin with a safety moment and ensure the mandatory use of face mask. He urged all and sundry to cooperate with the government in adhering to safety guidelines to combat the pandemic.

The Guardian, 13 May 2020