12 Jul '11, 4am

More environmental control officers for construction industry

More environmental control officers for construction industry

SINGAPORE: Authorities are stepping up measures to check on environmental health problems like mosquito breeding and pollution at construction sites. Last week, there were 211 new cases, exceeding the epidemic level. The National Environment Agency (NEA) has partnered Singapore Polytechnic (SP) to train environmental control officers, who will help to keep construction sites free of such problems. NEA expects to add about 900 more such officers to the construction industry over the next three years. Currently, there are 1,691 of them. On Tuesday, 66 received their certification as environmental control officers. The course, which takes up to one month to complete, teaches trainees various aspects of environmental public health. The 48-hour course - to be completed in five days or 16 sessions - teaches them how to prevent mosquito breeding and soil erosion, as well as pest ...

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