COVID-19: Lagos issues occupational health, safety guidelines

Lanre Mojola
Lanre Mojola

The Lagos State Government has reaffirmed its commitment to the safety of lives of its citizens following the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.

This assertion was made by the Director-General, Lagos State Safety Commission, Mr. Lanre Mojola when issuing additional Occupational Health & Safety Sectoral (OSH) Guidelines on easing of the lockdown of businesses in Lagos State.

Mojola noted that the OSH guidelines covered 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 would build a sustainable safety culture within the State and urged Lagosians to adhere to these safety guidelines.

Also, Commissioner for Special Duties, Engr. 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.