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ASSE, Nigerian Institute of Safety Professionals Sign Critical Memorandum of Understanding

Posted in on Mon, Jun 27, 2011

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Nigerian Institute of Safety Professionals (NISP), representing a commitment to work together on areas of mutual interest and benefit in the area of safety and health. The document was signed during ASSE’s Professional Development Conference (PDC), held June 12-15 in Chicago, IL.

ASSE President Darryl Hill, PhD, CSP and Alhaji (Chief) Lateef A. Alebiosu, President of NISP, signed the MOU to promote collaboration between the two groups and dedication to protecting global worker safety and health. By signing the MOU, the leaders agreed to determine mutual areas of interest and activity, seek opportunities for cooperative effort in areas of professional practice, and share best practices. They also seek to encourage cooperative efforts within each organization when it comes to professional development and plan to partner in training and development of both group’s members.

Through this collaboration, ASSE and NISP will explore the joint use of communication capabilities to promote cooperation, reciprocal activities and mutually beneficial initiatives that will ultimately benefit the occupational safety and health movement globally. With strong ties between organizations and a dedication to the common cause of protecting people, property and the environment, the MOU is a positive step toward global growth and joint efforts.

The NISP was founded in August of 1980 and is Nigeria’s largest organization for individuals involved in the occupational safety and health profession. The NISP offers courses on different topics pertaining to safety, health and environmental (SH&E) issues and provides professional development opportunities for its members. For more information on NISP, its products, services and membership, please visit

The Nigeria Chapter of ASSE provides the Society with a local connection to NISP and fosters opportunities to work together to serve safety professionals in Nigeria. Nigeria Chapter President, Felix Nakpodia, represented the ASSE Nigeria Chapter at the MOU signing. For more information about the Nigeria Chapter, please visit

Founded in 1911 and celebrating its centennial, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the oldest professional safety society and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. Its more than 33,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members lead, manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor, healthcare and education. For more information, please go to and to view the new ASSE – A Century of Safety film go to

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