Government forms committee to monitor health and welfare of government employees

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A 12-person committee has been established by the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF) to improve the health and welfare of its employees.

Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, Head of the Federation’s Civil Service (HoSF), officiated the inauguration. Dr. Comfort Adeosun, Director Overseeing the Office of the Permanent Secretary (SWO) in the OHCSF, represented Yemi-Esan.

Pillar 6 of the Federal Civil Service Strategy and Implementation Plan 2021–2025, FCSSIP-25, which aims to enhance the value proposition of staff through the provision of basic support services for Civil Servants through various activities, a safe and convenient work environment, and the promotion of well-being, is aligned with the initiative, as pointed out by Esan.

She further revealed that the National Policy on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) aims to improve workers’ working conditions and workspaces by providing a general framework, and that the inauguration of the Committee is a major step towards achieving these objectives.

She informed the members that a safety audit will be conducted shortly and emphasized the need of prioritizing safety at all levels and times. A voice and an eye for safety in the OHCSF, you will become, she said.

The Committee’s members represent various important OHCSF departments that have a role in implementing the safety and health policy, including Occupational Health Safety and Environment (OHSE).

In order to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of employees on the job, the committee is tasked with making suggestions to management regarding hazard control measures and other relevant matters.

The safety and well-being of all staff members is crucial for enhanced productivity and quality service delivery, thus she further encouraged committee members to serve with dedication and commitment.

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