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Health and Safety nightmare as Fuel Truck explosions claim lives in Uganda and Tanzania.

At least 17 people died after a tanker truck carrying fuel exploded at a small trading center in western Uganda, police said on Monday.The truck lost control and crashed into three other vehicles before bursting into flames, causing the parked vehicles to explode in Rubirizi district on Sunday, according to a statement from Uganda police.Nine …

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Fire Safety Services Should Be Contextually Feasible to O&G and Allied Sectors

East African economies have continued to enjoy significant findings for crude oil and natural gas discoveries with Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya proven to have 6.5 Billion Barrels of Oil, 57 Trillion cubic feet of natural gas, 754 Million barrels respectively. With the latest progress so far and much-anticipated scale of operations in East Africa as …

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Six Steps for Creating a Future-Ready Workforce

Adapted from Dassault Systèmes. In order to prepare for a successful workforce of the future, employees, employers, academia and governments together need to create innovative ways to anticipate and expand opportunities to workers to access training and look beyond the traditional university degree program. The recent PwC report entitled Workforce of the Future – competing forces shaping 2030 – states that we …

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Incentivize Fire Safety Service Providers for Complex Emergency Response in the Oil & Gas Sector.

Photo credit: Advocate, Paradis La, 2017 The development of an industry-driven economy and the aspiration to alleviate poverty through sustainable job creation enabled by increased investment opportunities in all products and service offerings are key priorities for the developing world and one of Uganda’s top priorities. However, the development of the industrial and service establishments …

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Embedding the Environment in Sustainable Development Goals

While only MDG-7 had a clear focus on the environment, the other MDGs had indirect impacts on the environment, both positive and negative. On the positive side, the MDG 2 goal for universal primary education has encouraged a greater awareness of the need for environmental protection. What role should current goals play in SDGs? Read …

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Health and Safety: Employer Ban Cell Phone Policy.

Our safety team reviewed the National Safety Council data and other widely distributed information from public sources associated with cell phone use while driving, and the risk was clear. We knew it was time for us to act. Due to the culture of safety, we’ve been able to create in our company, a policyconcerning this issue …

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Prof. Magnus presents a paper on climate change and achieving environmental protection in the Energy and Mining Industries at the 1st AEMI Annual Energy & Mining Conference.

The extraction of non-renewable geological resources such as oil, gas, metals and minerals is a major segment of the global economy. Much of the world’s population lives in countries that are rich in oil, gas and minerals. It is estimated that requirements for steel will grow by 90% between 2010 and 2030, for copper by …

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Carbon pricing should drive African development, not hinder it.

The carbon pricing matter is high on the agenda again in Germany as well for the household and transport sector with lots of support by economists. However, I think the current enthusiasm is more driven by an urgent need because of the previously sluggish policy setting for these sectors rather than by sensible thinking. What …

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