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More workplace safety checks to be done

Straits Times

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will step up enforcement efforts and conduct 250 more workplace safety inspections in the next two months, on top of the 500 inspections to be done from May to July that were announced earlier.

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29 Jun 2018

276 companies taken to task for lapses in machinery safety

Channel News Asia

SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) took action against 276 companies in the manufacturing, construction and marine sectors for safety lapses involving machinery recently, following a two-month enforcement blitz.

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25 Jun 2018

HPB working with partners to create healthy and safe workplaces

The Straits Times

In a recent letter, Dr Grace Chew Chye Lay suggested that companies pay more attention to the health of their employees (Workplaces should focus on healthy eating habits, May 15). We are heartened by the importance Dr Chew places on firms promoting safety and healthy living practices in the workplace.

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13 Jun 2018

Jurong Shipyard fined S$230,000 for dangerous workplace that led to worker’s death

TODAYonline

Jurong Shipyard Pte Ltd has been fined S$230,000 under the Workplace Safety and Health Act for a fatal accident in 2015, in which a worker died from injuries sustained after he was struck and caught between a gantry crane and a manifold, said the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on Monday (June 4).

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05 Jun 2018

11 workplace deaths so far this year, including six at construction sites: Manpower Ministry

The Straits Times

There have been 11 workplace fatalities so far this year, including six at construction sites, said the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on Monday (May 14).

Three of the deaths were work-at-height fatalities - when a worker falls to his death due to lapses in safety procedures. This month has already seen two such deaths - a 44-year-old foreign worker from India died at a site in Gambas, in Woodlands, on May 1, while another worker from China, also 44, died at a site in Canberra Street on May 5.

This is a significant increase from the eight workplace deaths in the same period last year - Jan to May 13. Only one of these cases took place at a construction site.

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21 May 2018

Youth Safety and Health at Work: Early Education Equals Early Protection

www.irrawaddy.com

In the Asia-Pacific region, more people than anywhere else start working from a young age. As youths, they often work in hazardous and exploitative jobs to earn income for their families. Some of this work constitutes child labor.

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02 May 2018

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

Take migrant workers into consideration in combating occupational diseases

The Straits Times

There seems to be a growing awareness of the need to improve workplace health as well as safety (Workplace deaths hit 13-year low; illnesses up; Feb 14).

The top three diseases highlighted in the article - musculoskeletal disorders, noise-induced deafness and skin diseases - made up 90 per cent of occupational disease cases.

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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

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