Ghana Institute of Safety and Environmental Professionals (GhISEP) began in 2007 when a group of safety and environmental practitioners through networking mooted the idea for a professional body in the common cause of accident prevention. Some few months later, members of the group came together to form the Ghana Association of Safety Professionals. This group evolved to become the Ghana Chapter of the International Safety Professionals Association (IASP) headquartered in the United States of America.
A year later the group instituted monthly meetings of professionals in the health and safety fields with the first historic meeting taking place on the 16th of February 2008 in Kumasi. During the second general meeting the members unanimously agreed to expand the body to include environmental and allied professionals.
In September 2008 the body was registered as Ghana Institute of Safety and Environmental Professionals under the company’s Acts as an independent, not-for-profit organization.
In October 2011, GhISEP was subsequently registered as a Professional Body in accordance with the provisions of the Professional Bodies Registration Decree, 1973 (NRCD 143).
Over this short period, GhISEP has grown from a few safety and environmental practitioners to become a well established national, non-profit and multidisciplinary professional body whose exclusive function is to foster the scientific progress, knowledge and development of occupational health, safety and environment and allied or related subjects on national basis in Ghana.
With a current membership of over 500 professionals, GhISEP is poised to serve as the catalyst for the transformation of safety, health and environmental practice in Ghana.