Health and safety

Information on health and safety in the workplace including employers’ duties and obligations.

Singapore :: Smoking in the workplace

Singapore has introduced various levels of smoking prohibitions since 1970 …

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Singapore :: Health and safety officers, committees and auditors

Safety and health officers A safety and health officer or co-ordinator must be appointed in certain workplaces …

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Singapore :: Work injury insurance and compensation

The Work Injury Compensation Bill 2019 will enter fully into force on the 1st of September 2020 …

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Singapore :: Risk management policies

Workplaces must have risk management policies in place …

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Singapore :: Powers of the inspectorate

A health and safety inspector has, amongst others, the following powers:  to enter, inspect and examine a workplace at any time to inspect and examine any machinery, equipment or installations  to inspect, examine and make a copy of records, certificates, notice and other documents  to examine and inquire into matters in order to determine whether legal provisions are being complied with to take samples of materials or substances for testing or analysis  to evaluate the level of noise, lighting, temperature or hazardous substances in the workplace and the exposure levels of workers to take photographs or video recordings  to require any person in the workplace to produce proof of the their identity If an inspector cannot enter a workplace, they may break open a door or window leading to the workplace, forcibly enter or remove by force any obstruction …

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Singapore :: Occupational accidents and diseases

The Minister may require an employer to submit a report to the Commissioner where there has been an occupational accident, a dangerous occurrence or an occupational disease in a prescribed workplace …

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Singapore :: Health and safety training

The Minister may order a prescribed class of people to attend health and safety training courses …

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Singapore :: Employer incident reporting duties

The Workplace Safety and Health (Incident Reporting) Regulations apply to all workplaces …

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Singapore :: Employer health and safety duties

The provisions in the Workplace Safety and Health Act provide the main framework for occupational health and safety in Singapore …

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