Regulations Compliance Officers from the Environmental and Occupational Health Unit of Port Harcourt City Local Government Area, were at BOG’s Port Harcourt facility on Friday, 12th May, 2017 to check the level of our conformity to all applicable environmental and occupational health laws and regulations, especially as they affect personnel. They checked through our documents and inspected the environment.

Some of the areas touched include: provision for personal hygiene of staff, source of water supply and its analysis, refuse collection; storage and disposal, provision of sanitary conveniences, etc. At the end, they were satisfied with what they saw and made recommendations.

Similarly, officers from the Ministry of Environment, Environmental Health Section, led by Helen Ohaka, (empowered by the National Environmental Health Practice Regulations 2007, Mosquito destruction law 1966, Public Health Law 1999, Rivers State Environmental Protection Law, 1994, etc.) visited our Port Harcourt office on the 2nd of June, 2017 to verify the level of our conformity to environmental health and safety regulations.

The focus was on pest control, industrial hygiene and water sanitation. They went through our documents using their checklist which covered several areas among which are: staff health facilities and surveillance, implementation of health and safety management system, source of water supply and treatment, pest and rodent control, compliance with waste management laws, proof of registration of agent and fumigation certificates for relevant quarter and building sanitation among others. At the end, they were satisfied with what they saw and made recommendations for improvement.

Sunday Oladoja, Senior HSE Officer, BOG (left) with Compliance Officers from the Environmental and Occupational Unit of Port Harcourt City Local Government Area during a recent visit to BOG’s Port Harcourt Office.

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