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Applied Ergonomics Conference 2019
24 May 2017
Wednesday
Solutioning Session on Preventing Amputations at Work 24 May 2017, Wednesday The Workplace Safety and Health Institute (WSH Institute) in collaboration with the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and supported by the Workplace Safety and Health Council (WSHC) conducted the WSH Institute Solutioning Session – Preventing Amputations at Work on 24 May 2017. The objective of the session was to identify the root causes of amputation injuries and to collectively brainstorm on possible solutions to reduce such accidents.
18 May 2017
Thursday
WSH Institute Forum: Safety and health at work: Who owns it? 18 May 2017, Thursday Everyone is aware of the importance of safety and health at work; however, not all are in agreement of “Who owns it?”. On 18 May 2017, this was discussed at the annual WSH Institute Forum. Attended by close to 330 participants from various industries, they heard speakers from the academia, union and the industry sectors shared their findings and perspectives on WSH Ownership.
18 November 2016
Friday
WSH Institute Visiting Expert Series - Return-To-Work : What's Next? 18 November 2016, Friday "Returning to the workforce after suffering from a serious work injury is never easy." While it is not uncommon to hear this statement in the course of our work, the audience witnessed face-to-face the anguish and challenges faced by Mr. Goh Wei Ming, a burns survivor, at the WSH Institute Visiting Expert Series – Return-To-Work: What’s Next? on 18 November. Attended by close to 240 participants from various industries, they heard experts from the academia, industry and insurance sectors share their views on Return-To-Work (RTW) management.
20 October 2016
Thursday
Major Hazard Installations Symposium was held at JTC Summit Theatrette, Level 2 on 20 October 2016 20 October 2016, Thursday Major Hazards Department (MHD), in conjunction with the Workplace Safety and Health Institute (WSH Institute) and A*STAR’s Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences (ICES), organised the Major Hazard Installations (MHI) Symposium. The Symposium was held on 20 Oct 2016 at the JTC Summit Theatrette to update MHIs on the impending Safety Case regime. More than 200 participants, comprising company leaders and senior management, from over 80 MHIs attended the Symposium.
04 October 2016
Tuesday
Briefing Session for Invitation to Tender call on Prototype Provision of Total WSH 04 October 2016, Tuesday Ministry of Manpower (MOM), acting for and on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Singapore, would like to invite you to submit a Tender Offer to prototype the provision of Total WSH services in an industrial park to the Workplace Safety and Health Institute (WSH Institute), according to the Tender Documents of this Invitation To Tender. Please quote “ITT No. : MOMOSDETT16000005” in your submission. This ITT is open to all registered companies in Singapore with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority.
04 August 2016
Thursday
WSHI – WSHC Solutioning Session on Work-related Traffic Accidents (WRTAs) Involving Heavy Vehicles 04 August 2016, Thursday WSH Institute in collaboration with WSH Council organised a Focus Group Discussion (FGD) with Heavy Vehicle drivers, supervisors, and other stakeholders on 4 Aug 2016 at e2i. The purpose of this session was to find out the causes of WRTAs involving heavy vehicles and explore solutions to reduce or eliminate the risks of such accidents.
05 May 2016
Thursday
WSH Institute Forum on “Connecting WSH Research and Practice” 05 May 2016, Thursday The WSH Institute organised a Forum on 5th May 2016 at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre to bring together experts from various disciplines to share on research findings and good practices for a safe and healthy work environment. The event was well-attended by close to 400 participants comprising industry leaders, researchers from IHLs, doctors, nurses, public officers and safety and health professionals from the various industries
28 March 2016
Monday
Briefing Session for 2016 Request for Information (RFI) Research Project call 28 March 2016, Monday Ministry of Manpower (MOM), acting for and on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Singapore, would like to invite you to submit a proposal for Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) research projects to the Workplace Safety and Health Institute (WSH Institute), according to the Proposal Documents of this Request of Information. Please quote “RFI No. : MOMOSDERP16000001” in your submission. This RFI is open to all registered companies in Singapore with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority
24 February 2016
Wednesday
WSH Institute Visiting Expert Series - Addressing Nanomaterial Risks at the Workplace 24 February 2016, Wednesday This WSH Institute Visiting Expert Series (VES) was held with support from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and Workplace Safety and Health Council (WSHC). The half day session entitled Addressing Nanomaterial Risks at the Workplace held on 24 February was attended by around 120 participants from WSH service providers, academia, government organizations and industry
19 February 2016
Friday
WSH Institute Solutioning Session on Work-related Traffic Accidents (WRTA) involving Motorcyclists 19 February 2016, Friday WSH Institute conducted a Focus Group Discussion (FGD) with vocational riders and their supervisors on 19 February 2016, at the e2i Building. The aim was to find out the causes to WRTA among riders and explore ideas that can help to reduce the risks of such accidents. 21 vocational riders and 16 supervisors from 14 organisations attended the session. 4 internal staff also participated to give their views as general motorcyclists.
27 November 2015
Friday
WSH Institute Visiting Expert Series: Safety Case – The Way Forward 27 November 2015, Friday This WSH Institute Visiting Expert Series (VES) was held in collaboration with the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences (ICES) of A*Star. The half day session entitled Safety Case – The Way Forward held on 27 November was attended by around 140 participants from chemical processing, oil and petrochemical industries, pharmaceutical and wafer fabrication plants.
16 September 2015
Wednesday
WSH Institute Solutioning Session: Preventing Crane-related Incidents 16 September 2015, Wednesday WSH Institute, in collaboration with the Ministry of Manpower and the WSH Council , organised the WSH Institute Solutioning Session on 16 September 2015. The session was organised to understand the challenges faced by stakeholders of the crane community in implementing WSH initiatives on the ground; and brainstorm for solutions to improve WSH performance of crane operations so as to prevent future crane collapses. To-date, there have been 17 cases compared to 12 for the entire 2014.
11 March 2015
Wednesday
5th AOSHRI Meeting 2015 11 March 2015, Wednesday The Workplace Safety and Health Institute, Singapore hosted the 5th Asian Occupational Safety and Health Research Institutes (AOSHRI) meeting from 10 - 12 March 2015. The 5th AOSHRI meeting, which was attended by Heads and Representatives of WSH Research Institutes in Asia, was held jointly with the Sheffield Group meeting.
11 March 2015
Wednesday
WSH Institute Forum on “Bridging Knowledge, Broadening Horizons” 11 March 2015, Wednesday At this Forum, Singapore’s risk observatory of WSH risks, called the Observatory for WSH Landscape (OWL) was launched by Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for Manpower and Health, Mr Khoo Chin Hean, Chairman of WSH Institute Governing Board and Dr Gan Siok Lin, Executive Director of WSH Institute. The aim of OWL is to analyse and communicate information about emerging workplace risks to help decision makers improve WSH policies and practices. We had esteemed speakers from Asia, Europe and Canada presenting on the OSH risks in their respective countries and how these risks are managed through the provision of holistic integrated services. Presentation slides, visual recordings of the forum preceedings and Dr Amy Khor's full speech are now available for download.
27 November 2014
Thursday
WSH Institute Visiting Expert Series Occupational and Environmental Risk Factors for Cancer and the way forward 27 November 2014, Thursday The WSH institute organised a lunchtime talk on occupational cancers on 27 November 2014. More than 130 participants attended, with about half from the healthcare sector. Dr. Kurt Straif’s presentation and Dr. Lesley Rushton’s presentation are now available for download.
16 October 2014
Thursday
WSH Institute Visiting Expert Series: Global Burden of Disease Estimation in the World of Work 16 October 2014, Thursday As part of our mission to enhance Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) through knowledge, innovations and solutions, the WSH institute organised the inaugural Visiting Expert Series on 16 October 2014. More than 165 participants took part in this forum held in the Health Promotion Board.
11 June 2014
Wednesday
WSH Institute Solutioning Session: Measuring Safety and Productivity using Building Information Modelling (BIM) 11 June 2014, Wednesday The WSH Institute, in collaboration with the Department of Building, National University of Singapore (NUS), organized the WSH Institute Solutioning Session – Measuring Safety and Productivity using Building Information Modelling (BIM) on 11 June 2014. The session provided a platform for participants to discuss the link between safety and productivity and the potential of BIM to facilitate the attainment of safety and productivity improvements. Representatives from government organizations, construction companies, BIM software companies, professional organizations, architects and developers were among the 30 participants invited.
28 March 2014
Friday
WSH Institute Solutioning Session: Preventing Formwork Incidents 28 March 2014, Friday Arising from the recent spate of fatal formwork accidents, WSH Institute organised her inaugural WSH Institute Solutioning Session on 28 March 2014 to focus on Preventing Formwork Incidents. The Solutioning Session provided the platform for stakeholders from the entire formwork value chain to collectively identify root causes and solutions to prevent future formwork incidents. Formwork suppliers, formwork supervisors, formwork trainers, formwork contractors, main contractors, project managers, professional engineers, WSH Professionals, architects, academia and government officers were amongst the 66 participants invited.
11 September 2013
Wednesday
WSH Institute Forum on "The Next WSH Frontier" 11 September 2013, Wednesday More than 300 professionals attended the forum at the Furama City Centre Hotel on 11 Sep 2013 to hear 7 international WSH thought leaders and experts speak on their insights and their respective countries' experiences and challenges in the growing international movement of 'Vision Zero' to drive improvements in WSH outcomes. Forum proceedings report and slides are available for download.
22 March 2013
Friday
WSH T3 Forum on Risk Management Training 22 March 2013, Friday All workplaces in Singapore are required to conduct risk assessments for their operations so as to identify, evaluate and control risks at work. It has been mandated under the Workplace Safety and Health framework to foster a proactive accident prevention culture. WSH Trainers play a pivotal role in imparting the skills and knowledge in risk management to participants who are from a wide myriad of industries with different needs and requirements. Through effective risk management systems and processes, hazards and risks can be mitigated and reduced at the sources.
30 January 2013
Wednesday
Workplace Safety and Health Institute Forum on "Maximising Returns through WSH Innovations" 30 January 2013, Wednesday Mr. Richard Webster from Safe Work Australia shared on the cost of injuries and illnesses from work-related activities. From the local scene, Ms Heidi Tan, Principal Occupational Therapist from Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) shared on TTSH's ergonomics program. Slides are available for download.
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