About Us

about us


National Industrial Safety Council of Nigeria (NISCN) is Nigeria’s first and oldest safety organization. It is a tripartite consultative Occupational Safety and Health Council which was established May 26th 1964 by a Federal Government cabinet decision under the sponsorship of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment in line with ILO Convention 187 (Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention. It is a non-profit making tripartite organization consisting of Governments (Federal and States), Employers (NECA) and workers representatives (NLC and TUC) and all other national Occupational safety

The Council has greatly contributed to the growth of Occupational Safety and Health in Nigeria, this contribution includes the establishment of Nigeria Society of Safety Professionals (NSSP) 25th August 1980 at the 5th annual conference of the National Industrial Safety Council of the Nigeria as a professional technical arm of the Council which is now Institute of Safety Professional of Nigerian (ISPON)

At 2018 World Day for Safety and Health at Work the Council unveiled a project tagged “SCHOOL SAFETY NIGERIA” a project aimed at Raising a Safe and Healthy Generation The Council has branches in the states of the Federation including capital territory (FCT) Abuja. The Council is governed by National Executive at national and state executives at the branches.

Our Vision

Our Vision is to make every workplace safe

Our Objectives

  • Prevention of industrial accidents and hazards
  • Promotion of Occupational Safety, Health and well-being in the nation’s workplaces and the nation at large

  • To achieve these objectives, the Council co-operates with branches of Government services, employers and workers organizations and other organizations or individuals in Nigeria

Our Functions

  • To act in an advisory capacity on all matters relating to its objectives
  • Promotion of occupational safety, health and environmental protection
  • Training and Education
  • Technical Advice
  • Accident Investigation
  • National Occupational Safety and Health Campaigns
  • Safety and Disaster Prevention
  • Workplace Safety Audits/Inspection
  • Produce/issue guidetdnes for prevention of occupational accidents
  • Occupational Safety and Health Information
  • Provide technical advice on specific OSH issues
  • Develop and distribute OSH promotional material
  • Occupational Safety and Health Promotion
  • Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response
  • Publish technical OSH literature
  • OSH Consultancy

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