27 Jan '11, 1am

Workplace Safety

a. Reducing risks at source by requiring all stakeholders to eliminate or minimise the risks they create; b. Greater industry ownership of WSH outcomes; and c. Preventing accidents through higher penalties for poor safety management. The scope of the WSHA initially mirrored that of the Factories Act, covering only those workplaces defined as a "factory", such as manufacturing plants, construction sites and shipyards. The coverage was extended to include six other sectors deemed as higher risk workplaces in March 20081 . In March 2010, MOM announced that the coverage of the Act would be extended to all workplaces by September 2011. Apart from amending the coverage of the WSHA to extend it to all workplaces, MOM is proposing other amendments to the Act. These amendments seek to: a. Ensure that the WSHA framework remains flexible, by refining the types of workplaces defined a...

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channelnewsasia.com 20 Jan '11, 4am

SINGAPORE: Singapore's workplace fatality rate has fallen to a new low of 2.2 per 100,000 workers, from 2.9 in 2009. This ...