Singapore Workplace Safety & Health
Posted 02 July 2012 - 08:28 PM
Achieving sustained improvements in WSH performance
A national, strategic and long-term approach is vital for Singapore to achieve sustained and continuous improvement in WSH standards. In attaining this objective, the WSH 2018 was co-drafted by the WSHC and the Ministry of Manpower (MOM). WSH 2018 spells out our national vision, the strategic outcomes and the strategies required to achieve the 2018 vision. It aims to synergise the efforts and resources of all stakeholders to achieve:
- The vision of "A safe and healthy workplace for everyone”;
- “A country renowned for the best practices in workplace safety and health" and
- One of the best safety records in the world by bringing down the national fatality rate to less than 1.8 per 100,000 workers by 2018.
The strategic outcomes are:
a) The reduction in WSH incident rates;
Workplace safety and health as an integral part of business;
c) Singapore as a renowned Centre of Excellence for WSH; and
d) A progressive and pervasive WSH Culture.
In order to achieve the desired outcomes, the four identified strategies below will help to guide the efforts of everyone, namely the government, industry stakeholders, employers, unions, workers, WSH professionals, professional and education institutions as well as service providers, in strengthening WSH improvements and paving the way towards safer and healthier workplaces.
A national strategy for Workplace Safety & Health in Singapore 2018
Posted 02 July 2012 - 08:31 PM
ASEM Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Conference on Developing a Preventive OSH Culture
The ASEM OSH conference will be held in Singapore from 10 to 11 September 2012. This conference is co-organised by France, Singapore and the European Commission. This conference was an outcome of the 3rd Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Labour and Employment Minister's Conference (ASEM LEMC) that was held in Leiden, Netherlands from 12 to 14 December 2010 under the Leiden Declaration and "Leiden Framework of Action".
The theme for the conference will be implementing OSH within companies through the development of a Preventive OSH Culture - including with a focus on small and medium enterprises (SMEs). To drive sustainable improvements of OSH, OSH Strategies need to focus on developing a preventive OSH culture. There is a strong need to promote awareness that a good OSH performance improves the well-being of workers and has a positive impact on productivity, employability and competitiveness.
The conference will feature sharing by and discussions with public and private sector representatives from ASEM partner countries on the development and implementation of OSH Strategies to create a strong preventive OSH culture. There will also be a focus on efforts of SMEs in this regard.
More information about the ASEM OSH Conference will be available soon.
Posted 02 July 2012 - 08:35 PM
The Singapore WSH Conference 2012
The Singapore WSH Conference 2012 is co-organised by the WSH Council, Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and WSH Institute, and supported by strategic partners – National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), the Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF), International Labour Organization (ILO), Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and Singapore Institution of Safety Officers (SISO).
TIME Programme Day 1
12 September 2012 Programme Day 2
13 September 2012
AM Welcome Address Plenary 3: Shaping a Progressive WSH Culture
Keynote Address Symposium 4: Holistic WSH Services – Necessity or Utopia?
Plenary 1: Leadership in a Changing Landscape Symposium 5: Changing Perceptions Towards Healthy Workplaces
Symposium 6: Success Stories in WSH Culture
PM Lunch Lunch
Symposium 1:WSH in a Challenging Economic Climate Symposium 7: Effectiveness of the Partnership Approach in Managing WSH
Symposium 2: The Role of Regulator – Relevance in Safety and Health at Work Symposium 8: Professionals in Health and Safety – Zooming from Micro to Macro
Symposium 3: Rise of the Ageing Workforce – Bracing Key WSH Issues Symposium 9: Confronting Key WSH Issues – Learning Across the Region
Tea Break Tea Break
Plenary 2: Embedding WSH in Corporate Risks – Sustaining Value Plenary 4: Take the Lead, Make the Change
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 08:53 PM
World Congress on Safety and Health at Work
The World Congress on Safety and Health at Work is an international conference for the promotion of safety and health at work. Organised every three years by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), International Social Security Association (ISSA) and the Occupational Health and Safety (OSH) institution of the host country, the World Congress:
• Provides a forum for the exchange of knowledge, practices and experience among its participants
• Reinforces and builds networks and alliances, laying the groundwork for cooperation amongst the various public and private stakeholders
• Provides a platform for the development of knowledge, strategic and practical ideas that can be put to use immediately
Over 3,000 OSH professionals and experts, trade union representatives, senior executives from governmental and non-governmental organisations, and decision makers from various industries gather at each World Congress to exchange ideas, research and best practices on highly topical issues in the area of OSH.
Singapore and the World Congress on Safety and Health at Work
As part of Singapore’s commitment to improvement and innovation in workplace safety and health, the nation will host the XXI World Congress on Safety and Health at Work in 2017.