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In 2017, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) first announced the Workplace Safety and Health (Major Hazard Installations) Regulations. This requires all MHIs to develop and submit their respective Safety Case, in accordance to the regulations. MHIs are required to prepare Safety Case reports and present all risk reduction measures in place are effective, reliable and the risks of major hazard scenarios are reduced to ALARP (As Low as Reasonably Practicable). This allow installations to operate in a safe and sustainable manner.
MHI industry leaders and Singapore Chemical Industry Council (SCIC) supported the launch of Safety Case Regime to aid the industry in creating a safer and healthier workplace environment in Singapore.
Since then, there has been a decrease in the number of fatal injuries, dangerous occurrences (DO) and occupational diseases (OD). The 12-month fatal injury rate has remained stable at 1.2 per 100,000 workers since 2017 as well.
- 17 workplace fatalities in 1H 2019, fewer than the 23 in 2H 2018 and 18 in 1H 2018.
- Non-fatal workplace injuries increased by 8% from 6,073 cases in 1H 2018 to 6,561 cases in 1H 2019.
- 6 of the 17 fatal injuries in 1H 2019 were from the Construction industry.
- The Construction and Manufacturing industries were the top contributors to fatal and major injuries with 66 cases each followed by the Transportation & Storage industry with 35 cases of fatal and major injuries.
- The top 3 causes of fatal and major injuries in 1H 2019 were slips, trips & falls, machinery incidents and falls from height.
- Safety Case Technical Guide for MHI companies in Singapore
- Safety Case Assessment Guide for MHI companies in Singapore