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Friesland marks 1000 days of workplace safety

By Chioma Obinna

FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria Plc, last week, blazed the trail in workplace safety as it hits 1000 days with no staff forced to be absent from work due to injuries sustained on duty.

Addressing workers during its ‘SHE Week’ on Safety in Your Hands Hearts, and Mind, the Corporate Affairs Director, Ore Famurewa, said that the organization was now ISO14001 and OHSAS 18001 certified for maintaining the best regulatory standards for environment-friendly energy use and waste management as well as promoting the best occupational health and safety standards without legal breaches.

In his remarks, the Managing Director of the company, Rahul Colaco, said: “The achievements truly demonstrate our team members’ individual and collective commitment and dedication to high personal safety standards.”

The company, he said, was proud of the standards it has set for itself, adding: “We are very proud of our employees, especially the operations team.”

The Operations Director, Mr. Doyin Ashiru, said the achievement was as a result of the company’s high standards and decision to embrace a culture of safety after it suffered the July 11, 2011 flood, which affected its operations, among other incidents.

Ashiru said the 1000 days without loss time accident, LTA, which is an employee’s time off work as a result of injury sustained at work during daily operations, was groundbreaking, adding that the goalpost will be shifted from lost time accident to zero injuries.


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