WSH Institute together with Blackbox Research Pte Ltd conducted a qualitative study with 25 stakeholders to determine the organizational factors that contribute to the risk of Work-related Traffic Accidents (WRTAs) involving heavy vehicle drivers and vocational riders and measures taken by companies.
The Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Institute in collaboration with the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and supported by the WSH Council conducted the WSH Institute Solutioning Session – Preventing Amputations at Work on 24 May 2017. The Focus Group Discussion session was part of a qualitative study to identify the root causes of amputation injuries and possible solutions to reduce such accidents.
This study was jointly conducted by the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Institute and Ministry of Health and Social Affairs in Finland. It provides an update to the global estimates of occupational accidents and work-related diseases that were presented at the XX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work 2014 at Frankfurt. The updated figures were released at the XXI World Congress held in Singapore on 3-6 Sep 2017, under the Memorandum of Understanding between the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the WSH Institute.
As part of a qualitative study to understand the factors influencing Work-related Traffic Accidents (WRTAs), the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Institute organized the WSH Institute Solutioning Session - Preventing WRTAs involving Heavy Vehicles on 4 August 2016. 40 participants from 15 organisations came together to discuss on the causes and the potential solutions to prevent WRTAs.
Senior management plays a crucial role in building and fostering an workplace safety and health (WSH) culture. Leaders set the WSH tone of the organisation through their verbal and non-verbal WSH communications. Using an inductive thematic analysis of research and academic journals as well as leading WSH publications, this study aimed to identify the attributes and behaviours of an exemplary and effective WSH leader. The findings revealed that there are six dominant attributes of a WSH leader. These attributes are: (i) having a vision of excellence in WSH (ii) being a strong WSH role model (iii) demonstrating an unyielding commitment in all matters relating to WSH (iv) taking time and putting in efforts and resources to engage the organisation in WSH matters (v) getting personally involved in processes and decision-makings concerning WSH and (vi) exhibiting a high level of personal mastery in WSH.
All Past Publications
- Study on the impact of work injury on the financial and social well-being of local workers
- Preventing Work-related Traffic Accidents involving Motorcyclists
- Preventing Pinning Incidents in Ladder-Equipped Tipper Trucks
- Study on Workplace Safety and Health in Singapore Healthcare Institutions 2016
- Personal Safety Leadership – A Case Study of Teambuild Engineering & Construction Pte Ltd
- StartSAFE Pilot in the manufacturing and metalworking sectors
- Taking a Personal Interest in WSH – A Case Study of Sanwah Construction Pte Ltd
- Study on Workplace Safety and Health in Singapore Healthcare Institutions 2015
- Measuring Safety and Productivity Using Building Information Modelling (BIM)
- Behaviour-centred, communications-reinforced approach to work place safety
- Evaluation of bizSAFE programme
- Total Workplace Safety and Health - A Case Study of NatSteel Holdings Pte Ltd
- Preventing Formwork Incidents
- Study on the impact of fatigue on the Situation Awareness of workers doing shift work at night in the logistics sector and to develop a Fatigue Risk Management System (FRMS)
- Accident Prevention - Vision Zero
- Study on WSH Trainers
- SME Business Leaders' motivations, barriers, and commitment in WSH leadership [Factsheet]
- Global Estimates of Occupational Accidents and Work-related illnesses 2014
- ergo@WSH App
- Economic Cost of Work Injuries and Ill Health in 2011 - A Singapore Model
- Better Balance Between Workplace Safety and Health
- Towards Vision Zero: A Guide for Business Leaders Towards a Safer and Healthier Workplace
- Leadership in Workplace Safety and Health: Understanding the leaders’ perspective
- Research study on bin-dropping incidents at waste incineration plant