Chapter News

Nigeria ASSP To Partner With Delta Transport Ministry On Safety Training For Staff

The Delta State Ministry of Transport says it will partner the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) for the training of civil servants on safety as a critical sector in the safety profession.

This is even as the Nigerian President of the Association, Mrs. Mercy Omoifo-Irefo, said the Ministry of Transport is a critical partner where safety awareness and consciousness needs to be properly engaged because of the attendant risks that are obvious in the sector.

Mrs. Mercy Omoifo-Irefo spoke when he led delegation of ASSP, Nigeria chapter, on an advocacy visit to the Delta State Commissioner for Transport, Engr. Oviemuno Oghoore, in Asaba, the state capital.

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Inugural Speech of ASSP President Nigerian Chapter, 2020-2021

Our Special Guests of Honor, Regional Vice President, All Past Presidents, Executives, Professional Members, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen.

Thank you all for finding time to join us today as we begin another chapter year in our association.

American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP Nigeria Chapter) was founded in June 23, 2007 at Orlando, Florida and a student section in April 22, 2010. A voluntary, non-profit making Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) organization that strives to provide professional guidance, training, consultancy and resources to the industrial and social sectors in different geographical areas in Nigeria. ASSP NC is currently with membership strength of over 350 members and is committed to the professional development of its members.

ASSP NC is a group of HSE professionals who are deeply associated with the society activities, on a voluntary basis to meet the objectives of protecting people, property and environment.

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Safety Professionals, NRC Partner Over Rail Transport Safety

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) is collaborating with the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) to improve safety in the nation’s railway transportation system.

Daniel Osadiaye, President, Nigeria Chapter of ASSP, on Wednesday in Lagos, said the association forged a collaboration with NRC management to work together for a safer and stronger future towards preventing accidents in the sector.

“Building Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) culture in NRC is very essential at this stage of the corporation’s growth and development.“

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ASSP Nigeria Chapter Safety Person of the Month – January 2019

Name Agharese Lucia Ojelede (Arese)
Home town Benin City (Edo State)
Current employer and job responsibilities DeltaAfrik Engineering Limited/ WorleyParsons and Project SHE Manager

Future career goals

To be a renowned Safety Health and Environmental Professional making positive social impact and contributing to improving the culture in my community

Advise to safety professionals

  • Never stop learning; keep developing and improving yourself.
  • Networking is the key to your next level in your career.
  • Always make yourself relevant in any environment you find yourself so you can make a difference.
  • Make Safety a lifestyle and be passionate about your career so you can influence others positively.