Occupational Health & Safety
Occupational Health & Safety Certifications
Health and safety are a critical priority for businesses of all sizes as the wellbeing and safety of employees is vitally important as it can have a significant impact on the business’s operations. Being health and safety compliant reduces the risk of prosecution, fines and reputational damage, and improves business performance. Organizations in Singapore are governed by the Ministry of Manpower and Workplace Safety & Health Council (WSH Council), and Singapore’s government aims to embrace Vision Zero – the mindset that every accident is preventable.
Vision Zero Movement
The Vision Zero Movement was launched in 2015 and is an ongoing movement that requires all interested parties – employers, workers, union and the government to embrace and commit to a mindset that every injury and ill-health is preventable and that zero harm is possible.
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To embark on Vision Zero journey, organizations can through these six steps:
Senior management must make a commitment to change the company’s culture and play a role in raising the company’s WSH capabilities,
Management to set clear and concrete goals and ensure sufficient resources for establishment of effective WSH management systems and processes,
Management to communicate the goals/ targets to employees and stakeholders to ensure alignment of the same goals,
To identify the industry’s and company’s key workplace safety & health challenges, and to analyze holistically how does individual risk factors impact each other,
To eliminate risks wherever possible and implement measures to control the risks,
To review and monitor progress to ensure that your company’s goals and targets are still relevant and is on track to achieve its goals.
Therefore, for companies to achieve Vision Zero, adoption of the following safety and health standards will assist them through their journey.