Working in Singapore’s hot and humid weather can put your workers at an increased risk of heat stress.
The highest mean annual temperature of 28.4°C was recorded in Singapore in 2016 with April being the warmest month when daily maximum temperatures exceeded 34°C on most days. With on-going global warming, new record temperatures are increasingly likely. In 2016, there was an increase in both warm days and nights. Due to more extreme temperatures and change in weather patterns, it is important to monitor and plan work accordingly to ensure the health and safety of workers.
On 18 May 2017, around 4pm, a worker developed heat stroke while carrying out formwork assembly at a construction site. His colleagues noticed that he appeared unsteady and he was subsequently sent to the hospital.
Heat-related illnesses are preventable. Companies should implement appropriate preventive measures to reduce the risk of exposure to heat stress.
Click here for the recommendations to prevent heat stress.
On 8 Aug 2017, Workplace Injury Compensation will be launching the WSH Incident reporting eService with the following new features:
Employers and occupiers are encouraged to apply for CorpPass by 7 Aug 2017. CorpPass will be required to login to WSH Incident Reporting eService from 8 Aug 2017.
To view the WSH Incident reporting eService infographic, click here.