The birth of OSHAfrica

By establishing OSHAfrica, we proudly announced to the world that Africa has come of age in Occupational Safety and Health! We have received very positive commitments and interest from African and international occupational safety and health communities. 

The concept for OSHAfrica was borne from the recurring realization that Africa was lagging behind other countries in presenting credible data and sharing its experiences on occupational health and safety at international conferences.

OSHAfrica Vision
The vision of OSHAfrica is to create an enabling, collaborative working environment for African OSH professionals to become world class.

OSHAfrica Aims
• To lead occupational safety and health research and studies across the African continent; 
• To work in collaboration with external occupational safety and health organisations and agencies in developing occupational safety and health projects and programmes, and generating and collecting data in Africa; 
•To bring together occupational safety and health professionals and associations across Africa, thus creating enabling environments for collaborative work and sharing of data; 
• To support national, regional economic communities (RECs) and the African Union n terms of occupational safety and health expertise in workplace policy and legislation formulation and reviews across the continent;
• To develop and improve OSH departments and training curricula, ensuring that members have access to affordable, high quality training and certification platforms.

Institutional framework
The organisation is registered as a foundation with a Board of Trustees, a website and a WhatsApp group. The 8 member Board has trustees spanning diverse sectors and occupations. This Board ensures that our policies and decisions are kept in line with the true realities of OSH to improve workplace safety and health across Africa. 

Maiden Conference
Our recently established association OSHAfrica will be launched at our maiden conference and exhibition to be held from 18 - 20 September 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. 
The theme of the conference is Occupational Health and Safety in Africa - Challenges and Actions. Going  forward, our conferences will be held every 3 years and will be rotated amongst member countries.

Join us at our first conference 
We look forward to meeting you all at Africa’s first conference and exhibition to be held in Johannesburg during September 2019.

- Ehi Iden -