At the Parliament debate on 6 March 2017, Minister of State (MOS) for Manpower
Mr Sam Tan said that the authorities are considering spelling out by law the clear role of corporate officers in ensuring workplace safety. He said that MOM investigators would also look more closely into the role of senior management in firms to ensure compliance. MOM will take action not only against companies but also hold the senior management responsible and accountable if their actions breach the WSH Act.
To help injured workers return to work quickly and provide early intervention, the tripartite partners, which include the Government and unions, will roll out a Return to Work programme later this year to help these workers and their firms. The programme’s facilitators will, for example, help firms make adjustments to their workplaces and jobs during the injured worker’s rehabilitation.