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Reducing workplace fatalities requires more than improved safety measures

12 Sep 2017


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Ensuring well-being and zero fatalities at the workplace requires more than just the Safety component — Workplace Safety and Health has three: Work, Safety and Health.

We have safety measures set up, says Associate Professor Chia Sin Eng, Vice Dean (Academic Affairs), although sometimes people may not follow precautions and put themselves and others in danger’s way.

“But how about the health part of it? Are we moving into that and looking at it?” he asked. Citing the 2012 London Olympics as a good example, he says in addition to the Safety component, we need to recognise that the Health aspect is worth looking into as well to bring down Singapore’s workplace fatality rate.

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