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WSH Regulations

 

WSH REGULATIONS

 

WORKPLACE SAFETY AND HEALTH ACT

SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATIONS

SINGAPORE STANDARDS AND CODES OF PRACTICES

 

 

WORKPLACE SAFETY AND HEALTH ACT

The Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Act, which replaces the Factories Act, took effect on 1 March 2006. The WSH Act covers general factories, construction sites and shipyards and will eventually be increased in scope to cover all workplaces. The three guiding principles that underpin the Occupational Safety and Health regulatory framework are:

  • reducing risks at source by requiring all stakeholders to eliminate or minimise the risks they create
  • instilling greater ownership of safety and health outcomes by industry, and
  • preventing accidents through higher penalties for poor safety management.

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SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATIONS

 

There are a number of subsidiary legislations introduced under the WSH Act. These are: 

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SINGAPORE
STANDARDS AND CODES OF PRACTICES

 

Some of the Singapore Standards and Codes of Practices applicable to the marine industry are:

 

Singapore Standards

  • SS473 - Personal Eye Protectors - Part 1 General Requirements (1999)
  • SS473 - Personal Eye Protectors - Part 2 Selection, use and maintenance (1999)
  • SS510 - Code of Practice for safety in welding and cutting and other operations involving the use of heat (2005)
  • SS508-1 Graphical symbols - Safety colours and safety signs - Design principles for safety signs in workplaces and public areas (2004)    
  • SS508-3 Graphical symbols - Safety colours and safety signs - Safety signs used in workplaces and public areas (2004)
  • SS98 - Industrial Safety Halmets (2005)
  • SS513 -1 Personal protective equipment - Footwear- Safety footwear (2005)
  • SS513 -1 Personal protective equipment - Footwear- Test methods for footwear (2005)
  • SS531: Part 1 - Code of Practice for Lighting of Work Places, Indoor (2006)
  • SS531: Part 2 - Code of Practice for Lighting of Work Places, Outdoor (2006)
  • SS531: Part 3 - Code of Practice for Lighting of Work Plcaes, Lighting Requirements for Safety and Security of Outdoor Work Places (2008)
  • SS 536 - Code of Practice for the safe use of mobile cranes (2008)
  • SS 537 - Code of Practice for Safe Use of Machinery, Part 1: 2008 General Requirements
  • SS 548 - Code of Practice for selection, use and maintenance of respiratory protective devices (2009) 
  • SS 549 - Code of Practice for selection, use, care and maintenance of hearing protectors (2009) 

       Codes of Practice

  • Approved Code of Practice on Workplace Safety and Health Risk Management
  • CP 14 - Code of Practice for Scaffolds (1996)
  • CP 20 - Code of Practice for suspended scaffolds (1999)
  • CP 27 - Code of Practice for factory layout - safety, health and welfare considerations (1999)
  • CP 62 - Code of Practice for the safe use of tower crances (1995)
  • CP 63 - Code of Practice for the lifting of persons in work platforms suspended from cranes (1996)
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