22 Nov '11, 4pm

Spike in Fall From Height Accidents

In the first nine months of this year, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) stopped work at 37 worksites, and uncovered more than 1,800 work at height (WAH) safety and health violations. More than half of these worksites were also slapped with fines. As part of the Ministry's ongoing WAH enforcement blitz to curb fall from height (FFH) fatalities, inspectors from MOM’s Occupational Safety and Health Inspectorate (OSHI) visited close to 4,500 worksites across construction sites, shipyards and general factory premises this year. In the first half of 2011 alone, 13 lives were lost due to FFH accidents, compared to 9 lives for the same period in 2010.

Full article: http://www.sgrecruiters.com/news/spike-in-fall-from-heigh...

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