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Human Factors Framework

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes     In order to integrate human factors into an effective framework for managing risk in hazardous industries, companies need to address several key questions: How do we build a sustainable operating culture to deliver consistent behaviours within our employees, suppliers and contractors? What is required to demonstrate how human…

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Integrating Human Factors into Design & Operations Risk Framework

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes   The 2019 National WSH Statistics report revealed that the Construction and Manufacturing industries were the top sources to fatal and major industries with 66 cases each. In the first half of 2019, there were 17 workplace fatalities and the top 3 causes were slips, trips & falls, machinery incidents…

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Latest Developments in Safety Case Regime

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes   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…

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Human Factors Engineering

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes   Everyone can make errors no matter how well trained and motivated they are. However, in the workplace, the consequences of such human failure can be severe. Analysis of accidents and incidents shows that human failure contributes to almost all accidents and exposures to substances hazardous to health. Many major…

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ALARP is the acronym for “as low as reasonably practicable”. ALARP originated from the British health and safety system. It stems from the concept “reasonably practicable” which involves weighing a risk against the trouble, time and money needed to control it. It is a pivotal part of the general duties of the Health and Safety…

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“These problem areas could be easily rectified if companies pay sufficient attention. Guardrails and barricades can be installed. Safe and proper stairway with walkway access can be provided. But because they did not do so, the companies had exposed their workers to unnecessary risks.” – Mr Sam Tan, Minister of State for Manpower, Employment and…

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