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New safe riding guide for food delivery riders

The Straits Times

Install speed limiters, wear bright clothing and stop work during heavy rainfall.

These are among the recommendations made in a new guide launched by the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Council which aims to keep Singapore's food delivery riders safe.

With demand for take-away food expected to be high over the Chinese New Year period, riders will be taking to the streets on bicycles and personal mobility devices (PMD) such as e-scooters.

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26 Feb 2018

New funding help to get SME workers better prepared for terror threats and crises

The Straits Times

Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in some sectors will get more help to prepare their staff for terror threats and crises.

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) announced on Wednesday (Feb 7) that it is in talks with industry associations in five sectors - food and beverage, retail, entertainment, hotels and transport - to give them between $25,000 and $55,000 each.

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26 Feb 2018

Workplace deaths hit 13-year low; illnesses up

The Straits Times

With the rate of workplace deaths plunging to a 13-year low last year, the spotlight now has moved to the growing frequency of workplace illnesses.

Ministry of Manpower (MOM) figures released yesterday showed that the number of occupational diseases shot up to 799 cases last year, an annual rise of 9 per cent.

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26 Feb 2018

OSHA Cites Railcar Manufacturer for Hazardous Exposures

ohsonline

The agency has issued 17 serious violations and $105,000 in penalties for exposures at Alstom's Hornell, N.Y., plant.

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02 Jun 2016

Use PPE in the Workplace and Keep Your 'Eyes' on the Prize

ohsonline

Next is the concern that PPE is unattractive or doesn't fit properly. If employees are content with their appearance, they will be more likely to use PPE.

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01 Jun 2016

Lighting the Way to a Clean Future with Ultraviolet Light Emitting Diodes

ohsonline

They're on our clothes, in our hospitals, and even in the water we drink every day. Humans are resilient to a certain degree, but recent health crises such as the Zika virus and the water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan, have been a wakeup call. Even in today's seemingly sanitized world, persistent environmental health threats in our water and on everyday surfaces can cause serious damage—and the problem is far more severe than many realize.

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01 Jun 2016

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