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March 24, 2022

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One Percent Safer Bursary offers IIRSM membership to successful applicants

Multiple risk and safety practitioners from Nigeria, India, Ghana, Pakistan and Egypt are set to become IIRSM Affiliate members after successfully applying to the One Percent Safer Bursary scheme.

The One Percent Safer Bursary scheme, run by the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) and the charity, One Percent Safer, aims to support the development of risk and safety professionals working in developing or emerging nations.

One Percent Safer Chair, Professor Andrew Sharman, said: “Each year, nearly 2.8 million people lose their lives to work-related injuries or illness. Our mission is to work in collaboration with organisations like IIRSM to cute that number, so we’re absolutely thrilled that our bursary scheme is now up and running.

“Membership of IIRSM will help our successful applicants enhance the role they can play in making our world of work a little safer.”

CEO of IIRSM, Phillip Pearson, said: “We’re delighted to announce the first tranche of successful applications to the One Percent Safer Bursary. One Percent Safer is a force for good in the world of safety and we’re pleased to play our part in helping risk and safety professionals lead the way in providing access to the many benefits we have to offer.”

Speaking on her success, recipient, Catherine Marfoah Awuah, commented: “Thank you very much for this honour. I am really happy to have been considered for this great opportunity. I will forever be grateful and will make good use of this opportunity to help shape my career path.”

A further call for applications will be issued later this year.

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