Workplace safety inspections to be stepped up

Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower will continue ramping up workplace safety enforcement efforts.

An additional 250 workplace safety inspections are in the cards for Singapore employers over this month and next month. These are in addition to the 500 scheduled by the Ministry of Manpower for May to July.

The increased efforts towards enforcing workplace safety come on the backs of recent fatal workplace accidents. These include the death of a 73-year-old bakery owner after he fell into a dough-making machine, and the death of a 58-year-old catering employee after an accident involving a cargo hoist.

Both people were pronounced dead at the scene.

"Some have labelled the recent accidents as freak accidents, but I say we should not accept such labels because we believe that all accidents are preventable,” said Minister of State for Manpower Zaqy Mohamad, during a recent event.

He added that two-thirds of the inspections have already been completed, with a result of four stop-work orders and 78 composition fines totalling S86,000.

 

Click here for more Talent Management News
HRM Five: How to fire someone
- 19 Aug 2018
A guide to letting people go - gently.
Amazon patents “spy goggles” to allegedly monitor staff
- 08 Aug 2018
The futuristic goggles will apparently provide workers with information - and collect data about them as well.
Australian woman allegedly fired over abortion tweets
- 06 Aug 2018
Angela Williamson says her former employer fired her for expressing political opinions on social media.
Open dialogue helps depressed workers be more productive
- 26 Jul 2018
According to a new study, the best way to deal with a depressed worker to to speak with them.
Nike to raise salaries of 7,500 employees globally
Kelvin Ong - 24 Jul 2018
The salary increment follows a recent internal global pay review spurred by doubts about the company's HR practices.
Delta Airlines employees allegedly fired for speaking Korean
- 24 Jul 2018
The four Korean-born employees had been assigned to staff flights between the US and Korea.