Published: 13 Mar 2017 Source: University Relations Office (URO)
Mr. Samuel Akomeah, Head, Centre for Business Development, having a word with the participants
Fifty (50) technicians drawn from all the departments in the College of Engineering have received training in laboratory management and safety at a one-day training workshop. The event, organised by the Laboratory Management Committee of the College, took participants through workplace ethics, human relationship, good housekeeping of the laboratory, general fire safety, general demonstration to combat fire in laboratory space, general first aid and practical demonstration of first aid procedures.
In his opening address, Professor Eric Kwabena Forkuo, Dean of the Faculty of Civil and Geo-Engineering, stated that the training was timely as it was aimed at ensuring that laboratory workers went home safely at the end of their working day. In addition, efficient management of any laboratory facility was necessary to ensure that quality and reliable research data was generated, and that laboratory safety practices must ensure compliance with and adherence to national, international and local standards.
He said as personnel charged with the management of vital facilities in laboratories, good management skills, regulatory frameworks for health and safety among others were necessary in their practice.
Professor Forkuo noted that the workshop, which was the first of its kind in the fifty years of the existence of the College, would help improve the skills of participants, transform them positively and enhance the fortunes of the College as a whole.
Samuel Akomeah, Head of the Centre for Business Development, a facilitator at the workshop, urged participants to exhibit positive attitudes towards their work, their supervisors and colleagues and to see opportunities and not to complain about problems but rather work hard in silence and to let their works talk for them.
Mr. Akomeah encouraged them to give of their best and to hold their work in high esteem, adding “The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself being unemployed”.