GHANA MUST GET AHEAD OF COVID-19

Having keenly followed events in the last couple of days regarding the State’s effort to contain the nCov-19 pandemic, the Bureau of Public Safety expresses deep concern that if the President and the Response Team do not take further bold and radical steps, all the good efforts applied will come to nought and eventually our…

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COVID-19 RESPONSE: LOCKDOWN NOW not later.

The Bureau of Public Safety have taken notice of and commend earlier and further measures announced by the President and the COVID-19 Response Committee. However, having followed developments and data from other countries in Africa and the rest of the world, the Bureau of Public Safety is of a firm conviction that unless Government take…

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COVID-19: The more information the better

The Bureau of Public Safety wish to call on the Heath and Information Ministers to immediately convene another press briefing session and disclose further and better particulars about the two confirmed imported cases of COVID-19. The Ghanaian public, and indeed suspected persons at risk deserve to know the following: 1. Were the two persons picked…

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POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY, ALL TIME LOW

POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY, ALL TIME LOW The Bureau of Public Safety has followed events unfolding in Sogakope, since Sunday 29th February, 2020, of citizens’ unrest in protest of a police alleged [delayed) action in the wake of a murder of an influential assembly man. While the Bureau largely condemns vandalization of property and the violent attacks…

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5TH BIENNIAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE

The Biennial National Safety Conference (BNSC) is Ghana’s biggest platform for Public and Occupational Safety and Health issues. Every two years it convenes industry leaders, safety professionals and practitioners, representatives of Government regulatory bodies and various professional bodies such as the National Safety Council (NSC), Trades Union Congress (TUC), Motor Traffic and Transport Department of…

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INTERIOR MINISTER AND IGP MUST BE CALLED TO ORDER

The Bureau of Public Safety is calling on the Police Council, chaired by the Vice President of the Republic, and the Parliamentary Select Committee on Defense and Interior to immediately intervene and halt an announced adhoc measure by the Interior Minister and the IGP, to immediately arm all personnel of the Motor Traffic and Transport…

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BPS POSITS: ABDUCTION AND TORTURE OF MODERN GHANA PORTAL STAFF

The Bureau of Public Safety is shocked by media reports of National Security Operatives wrongfully arresting and allegedly subjecting one Mr. Emmanuel Ajafor Abugri, an online editor of ModernGhana portal and another individual to degrading, cruel and inhuman acts amounting to torture. Having ratified the United Nation’s Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and…

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Call For Papers

The 5th Biennial National Safety Conference on Safety, Security, Health and Environment (2019) welcomes abstracts from scholars, practitioners, and students. The conference takes place on the 6th of November 2019 in Accra. This year’s conference theme “TRANSPORTATION SAFETY AND SECURITY: STRENGTHENING INSTITUTIONS, RESEARCH AND TRAINING TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT” is expected to highlight enormity of…

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SAFETY AND HEALTH : A HUMAN RIGHT ISSUE THAT SHOULD NO LONGER BE SHELVED

As Ghana marks this year’s World Safety Day (28TH APRIL) themed on “Safe and Healthy Future of Work”, the Bureau of Public Safety wish to urge employers, employees and the self-employed to commit to good culture of safety and health at the workplace so as to reduce the economic burden of workplace diseases and accidents on their…

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LACK OF TRUST ENDANGERS POLICING WORK

The Bureau of Public Safety has observed with grave concern a growing and disturbing trend of mutual disrespect for rights and freedoms and lack of trust between civil society and the police. This if not addressed with urgency, public tranquility and law and order will grind to a complete halt thereby threatening our democratic development.…

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World Day For Safety And Health At Workplace

Under the auspices of the Ministry of Employment and Labor Relations, the Bureau of Public Safety and the Factories Inspectorate Department invites you to participate in this year’s WORLD DAY FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH AT WORK PLACE under the theme: SAFETY AND HEALTH IN THE USE OF CHEMICALS AT WORK Venue: Joecarl Hotel, Community 6,…

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September Networking Luncheon

Managing the factors that influence workers decision to engage in risky behaviors (decision-to-err) is challenging.   About 80-95% of injuries and illnesses are caused by at-risk-behaviors (unsafe acts). Experts have suggested that if unsafe behaviors can be modified, injuries and illnesses will be significantly reduced and/or eliminated.   In this Networking Session, participants will be…

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Deputy Minister “Stars” At Networking

The first edition of the BPS quarterly networking luncheon took place in April 2013 with over 30 organizations participating, and the Deputy Minister for  Employment and Labour Relations, Mr. Antwi Boasiako Sekyere also participating as our  Star Guest also referred to as the “surprise visitor”. The two-hour event kicked off with a card pool where…

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Safety Networking Luncheon

  Friday, 26th April, the Bureau of Public Safety is organizing a Safety Networking Luncheon as part of commemoration of the WORLD DAY FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH AT WORK. Registration is GHC 40.00 TOPIC: WORKPLACE ACCIDENTS: What the Law states Speakers:  Mr. Stephen Ankamah-Lomotey – Metropolitan Director, Factories Inspectorate Department Mr. Senyo Adjabeng – HR/Labour Consultant…

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2nd Biennial National Safety Conference

The Biennial National Safety Conference is held in conjunction with the department of factories Inspectorate under the auspices of the Ministry of Employment every two years, serving as a national platform for professionals, practitioners and other stakeholders in the area of OSH and Environment to interact and make input into national policies, legislation and other…

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Safety Ghana Initiative

Survey of Visibility Policing Initiative (VPI) in Ghana and General impression of the public on the The Bureau of Public Safety (BPS) wish to salute the IGP and all servicemen within the Ghana Police Service for effective policing during the yuletide and the New Year festive season, and especially for the consistency, professionalism and the…

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BPS Alert – Observe Flood Safety tip

Flash floods strike quickly in many parts of the world and Ghana is not an exception. Surviving a flash flood or a regular flood is a combination of preparation and taking appropriate action as soon as the natural occurrence begins. Stay where you are during heavy downpours to avoid the risk of getting trapped by…

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Taking safety personal this yuletide

Christmas is a seasonal occasion which has always been a busy time with gifts to buy, meals to plan and family and friends to entertain. In the process of planning for an enjoyable and pleasurable Christmas , the Bureau of Public Safety (BPS) would like to remind the general public to be aware of the…

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Road transport & personal safety

The most dangerous place in Ghana today, and during this festive season is while you are (in a car) on the road. There will be huge vehicular movements and it will require both pedestrians and drivers to observe the following: Always wear a seatbelt, and ensure other occupants are strapped down. Remember to strap children…

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Automated Teller Machine (Atm)

In the usage of the ATM, choose one that is located inside a police station, mall, or well-lighted location and withdraw only the amount of cash you need. Be on the lookout for any suspicious people around and protect your PIN by shielding the ATM keypad from anyone who is standing near you. Do not…

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Celebrating safely

‘DRUNK DRIVING’ is ILLEGAL in Ghana, if arrested one faces a fine of GHC 600.00 ($200) or in default serve jail terms for up to three years. People are more likely to ‘drunk drive’ during such festive occasions, individuals therefore need to plan towards parties and engagements where alcoholic beverages are likely to be served.…

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Going away from home

If your holiday plans include traveling elsewhere, you will want to take steps to protect your home and its belongings while you are away. A few suggested precautions: Have a friend or neighbor visit your home often to check on things whiles you are away You may be excited about your big trip, but it’s…

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Fire safety

Lastly, holiday safety tips wouldn’t be complete without some fire prevention advice. Kitchen fires are a major concern at this time of year; don’t leave pots unattended on the stove and be extremely cautious when cooking with oil. Have and learn how to use a fire extinguisher – the Bureau recommends an an all-purpose type…

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Shopping

Shopping should be done during daylight hours whenever possible. If you must shop at night, go with a friend or family member. Avoid carrying large amounts of cash. Keep cash in your front pocket. Be extra careful if you do carry a wallet or purse. They are the prime targets of criminals in crowded (shopping)…

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Beach Safety

  Visit to the beaches in Ghana during holidays are highly patronized, nevertheless, it remains a fact drowning and deaths are always recorded during such occasions. In this regard the Bureau of Public Safety (BPS) has put together some beach safety tips and steps you can take to make sure you and your family remain…

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Cholera

Cholera is caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholera and spread by contaminated water. The cholera bacterium can live in the environment in saltwater rivers and coastal waters. Transmission cholera occurs by eating food or drinking water that is contaminated with the bacteria that cause cholera (Vibrio cholerae). Effect of Cholera The bacterium releases a toxin…

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