New Regulations To Improve Safety In Construction Industry

In Singapore, all large construction projects with contract values of $10 million and over will now have to adhere to new the Design for Safety regulations that take effect in the near future. Singapore Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say, told an audience of 300 at a conference about the new changes taking effect, and encouraged the company representatives that leaders in the industry need to set the tone for safety and provide workers a safe work environment.

In 2012, of all construction deaths, 44% or 11 lives could have been saved if Design for Safety had been in effect. The program is designed after a British program that had been in effect for the 2012 London Olympics, and Mr. Lim says that by 2018 one thousand industry professional will be trained in the Design for Safety program. To read more details about this program, and the changes that will be implemented, you can click here…

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