The WSH Council recognised 172 organisations and individuals who have shown strong commitment in ensuring excellent workplace safety and health outcomes, at the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Awards held in Resorts World Sentosa on 25 Jul 2017.
Guest of Honour, Minister for Manpower Mr Lim Swee Say shared that workplace fatalities declined by 43% to 24 in the second half of 2016. In the first half of 2017, the number of fatalities continued to decline by another 21% to 19. But he encouraged everyone to maintain the “heat” to ensure that everyone will take workplace safety and health (WSH) seriously. He also shared that he hope the stories of WSH Award recipients who have seen the “light” will inspire more companies to step up their efforts towards WSH. In particular, they have demonstrated ownership, partnership and innovation to ensure that our workers go home safe and healthy every day.
Mr Heng Chiang Gnee, Chairman of WSH Council encouraged all to adopt Vision Zero that all injuries and ill-health are preventable. Sharing the theme of the WSH Council and WSH Institute Annual Report FY2016/2017, “Going Home”, Mr Heng said that our family is the single biggest motivation for all of us to be safe and healthy at work. We need to take greater ownership of WSH and do more to engage all of our stakeholders. Safety and health is our collective responsibility.
To read Minister’s opening speech, click here.
To read Chairman’s welcome address, click here.
To download the WSH Awards Commemorative book on innovative practices in WSH,
To download the WSH Council and WSH Institute Annual Report FY2016/2017, click here.