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Improve workplace safety at smaller construction firms and projects to prevent deaths: Manpower Minister

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Improve workplace safety at smaller construction firms and projects to prevent deaths: Manpower Minister

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SINGAPORE: Smaller construction firms and projects need to improve workplace safety standards, amid a "worrying spike" in workplace fatalities, said Manpower Minister Tan See Leng on Thursday (Jun 23).

He added: “In the last five years, there have been less than 15 fatalities and over 100 major injuries each year in the construction industry.

MOM is also reviewing the coverage of WSH personnel such as WSH auditors, officers and coordinators to improve the level of oversight for workplace safety.


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Category: Business

Topics: Safety Firms Must Improve Workplace Standards Construction “this Work Manpower Contractors

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Published On: 2022-06-23, 13:45:36

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Language: English

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