National Safety Council of Singapore Symposium

NSCS Symposium
Ensuring a Safe and Healthy Singapore

11 Nov 2021, 10am-12pm | Online

SDU – to be advised

NSCS & OS+H Asia welcome all professionals involved in any aspects of safety to join this webinar on OS+H Asia Integrated Virtual System. This online event is accessible with paid registration only.

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9:30am Delegates Login
10:00am Welcome Address
Mr Ong Pak Shoon
National Safety Council of Singapore
10:10am Keynote Address
Er Ho Siong Hin
Senior Director (International Workplace Safety & Health) & Vice Dean (School of Regulation), MOM Academy, Occupational Safety and Health Division, Ministry of Manpower, Singapore
10:40am Envisioning a Safe and Healthy Singapore
Mr Zephan Chan
RIH (S’pore), WSHO, GradIOSH, BEnvOHS
NSCS Board Member & Chair (Membership)
11:10am COVID19 – A Catalyst for Change: Preparing Workplaces for a Healthier Future.
Ms Bernardette Cameron
BNursing, PGDip Health Science (OH&S), Master in Occupational & Environmental Health & Safety
11:45am Q & A
12:00nn END

Speaker 1: Er HO SIONG HIN

Er. Ho Siong Hin

Engineer (Er.) Ho was appointed as Commissioner for Workplace Safety and Health from 2015 to 2019. As Commissioner, he spearheaded the transformation of the work injury and ill health prevention culture.

Under Er. Ho’s leadership, a new Workplace Safety and Heatlh (WSH) framework was introduced in 2005. He was instrumental in the formation of the WSH Council which led to greater industry ownership by industry for WSH outcomes. He led in the development and implementation of the WSH2018 strategies and laid the groundwork for the WSH2028. The WSH2018 strategies resulted in the reduction of workplace fatal injury rate by more than 60% from 3.1 in 2006 to 1.2 per 100,000 workers in 2019.

As Senior Director (International WSH), Er. Ho collaborates with international organisations such as International Association of Labour Inspectors (IALI) and International Labour Organisation (ILO) in projects.

Er. Ho holds several positions in various organisations including:
  • Secretary-General, International Association of Labour Inspectors (IALI)
  • Honorary Fellow of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, UK
  • Chairperson, International Social Security Association (ISSA)’s International Section on Prevention in Trade, Goods Logistics and Port Handling

He was President of the 21st World Congress on Safety and Health held in Singapore in 2017.


Er Ho will share his views on how Singapore can fit into the broader perspective as a “little red dot”.



Zephan has extensive experience as an occupational hygienist, and safety consultant. He have worked with various industries and public organizations in Singapore and the region. Currently, he is Director Operations and heads the occupational hygiene business with IOM Singapore.

Zephan is Registered Industrial Hygienist, and Registered Workplace Safety and Health Officer and Auditor. He is an approved WSH trainer and course developer. He has developed and taught a range of workplace safety and health courses. Zephan has conducted public and in-house training workshops, and for the last 8 years has taught in several UK and Australian Universities. Zephan is an approved occupational hygiene trainer with the British Occupational Hygiene Society.

Zephan has industrial experience in a range of sectors including:
  • Oil and Gas Industry
  • Manufacturing (Flavor & fragrances, food, electronic, chemical and various FMCG)
  • Construction (HDB and private residential projects)
  • Water Supply and Waste Management (PUB Singapore)
  • Logistics
  • Retail and F&B
Other Responsibilities/Involvement
  • Adjunct Lecturer, University of Newcastle
  • Associate Lecturer, Leeds Beckett University
  • Registered Industrial Hygienist
  • Board Member, National Safety Council of Singapore & Chair (Membership)


NSCS’s vision is to engender a safer and healthier Singapore. This paper is to raise issues as a framework and examine how we can achieve greater ambitions for the next generation.

These issues are related to ageing population (mental wellness, health), home safety, safety in schools, sports and recreational safety, including playgrounds and water safety.

A strong safety culture must permeate throughout the community. Can we have a “Safe and Healthy Singapore” where it becomes second nature and instinctive to adopt safe practices at work and place?

Speaker 3: Mrs. Berni Cameron
PhD Candidate, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia and Director of Albercam Enterprises Pty Ltd.

Mrs. Berni Cameron

Berni has been a working Director of Albercam Enterprises since 1997, and contracts to local government and mining companies as an occupational safety and health consultant. Her contractual work specialises in Corporate Health Systems Management and Workplace Health Ownership, combining her expertise in industrial health management, health policy writing, health audits, health risk assessments, and the development and implementation of health and safety programs that educates and empowers those involved.

Having completed a recent pilot study on COVID19, small to medium enterprises and OSH education, Berni is about to commence her main research thesis that will build on the outcomes of the pilot study.

Synopsis: COVID19 – A Catalyst for Change: Preparing Workplaces for a Healthier Future

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (2021), identified that small to medium enterprises (SMEs) make up 99% of all Australian businesses and employ over 4.8 million people. The Singapore Department of Statistics (2020) also indicate that the percentage of SMEs of all Singapore businesses is also 99%, but with 2.36 million employed in these SMEs. In both our countries, graduates from vocational, or tertiary occupational safety and health (OSH) education and training courses, often find employment in SMEs, and are therefore responsible for the health and safety of a majority of the millions of people employed. When COVID19 took hold, OSH managers in SMEs were significantly challenged in workplace health management. Research has shown that many OSH education and training courses are predominantly safety driven, which begs the question - Do they adequately prepare individuals working in SMEs with the skills required to manage workplace health?

This presentation will share the outcomes of a qualitative descriptive study that was conducted in the southwest of Western Australia. The findings aim to inform all educators in the development of future OSH education and training.

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