The WSH Forum for Landscape sector organised by WSH Council (Landscape)
Sub-committee on 11 November at Singapore Expo attracted more than 100 participants from the Landscape industry who were updated on the latest WSH developments that would impact the industry.
In the opening address by Dr Leong Chee Chiew, Chairman of WSH Council (Landscape)
Sub-committee, he emphasised the importance of industry collaboration to reduce the workplace fatal injury rate to less than 1.0 by 2028, the target set by PM Lee Hsien Loong at the XXI World Congress on Safety and Health at Work. Dr Leong also elaborated on the need for the industry to build a culture of prevention and take ownership of workplace safety and health issues.
During the forum, Landscape Industry Association (Singapore) or LIAS shared on the upcoming changes in the WSH Guidelines on Landscape and Horticulture, such as inclusion of confined space hazards and enhancements made to management of Occupational Health hazards. National Parks Board (NParks) also shared the lessons learnt from accidents that happened in the landscape sector. Following the sharing by LIAS and NParks, MOM presented how heat stress could be better managed for landscape works, as well as the good practices to ensure safe use of lorry cranes. The forum ended with an interactive and insightful
To view the presentation slides by LIAS, NParks and MOM, click here or scan the QR
The Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Report (2012-2016) is the first compilation of WSH statistics for the chemical industries. Chemical companies are encouraged to use the statistics to measure WSH performance of their companies and learn from the best practices from two companies mentioned in the report.