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Qualitative Study on Organisational Factors Causing Work-related Traffic Accidents

August 2018

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 findings from this qualitative phase of the study serves to inform on the factors that could contribute to WRTAs. This findings also guides the design and development of the quantitative survey in the next phase of the study.


Preventing Amputations

Preventing Amputations at Work

April 2018

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.



estimates for occupational accidents

Global Estimates for Occupational Accidents and Work-related Diseases

November 2017

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.


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Preventing Work-related Traffic Accidents involving Heavy Vehicles

January 2017

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.


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Six Key Leadership Attributes

January 2017

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.


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