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Congregational prayers to be allowed in dormitories during Ramadan, subject to safe distancing measures

Dormitory operators will be allowed to organise congregational prayer sessions within dormitories for workers observing the month of Ramadan, subject to safe distancing measures. Congregational prayers will be held for the evening prayers (Terawih) during Ramadan and morning…

Average of 12 people a year taken to task for not providing safe conditions for maids cleaning windows: MOM

The authorities here took about 60 people to task from 2016 to 2020 for failing to provide safe working conditions for their maids while they were cleaning windows. MOM said those implicated included employers and their household members.…

Over 9,600 fines meted out in S’pore for Covid-19 breaches in past year

More than 9,600 fines have been issued to individuals and companies for failing to adhere to Covid-19 rules in the past year, with the authorities warning that there will be no let-up in enforcement as more people return…

MOM unveils onboarding centre for new migrant workers; COVID-19 jabs to begin at 30 dorms

MOM unveiled on Fri a one-stop centre in Punggol for new migrant workers to complete their stay-home notice, get the necessary medical examination as well as the support to settle in. Located at a quick build dormitory, the…

Five months’ jail for man who was supervisor during 2018 workplace accident that left worker paralysed

A man who was the supervisor during a 2018 workplace accident that left a worker paralysed from the waist down has been sentenced to five months’ jail. Lua Hua Keong, 66, who was with Lua Chan Electrical and…

46 workers lost hands, fingers in accidents last year, mainly due to unsafe machinery use

Forty-six workers lost their hands or fingers in amputation accidents last year, mainly due to the unsafe use of machinery. Such injuries, which often have a lasting impact on the workers’ lives and livelihoods, are preventable, stressed Senior…

Up to 75% of staff allowed back at workplaces from April 5, working from home no longer default arrangement

More employees will be allowed back at their workplaces from Apr 5, as the Government shifts from treating work-from-home arrangements as a default to allowing a more flexible and hybrid way of working. Up to 75 per cent…

Coroner notes SMRT’s steps to prevent future incidents after worker killed by rod that shot out of machine

A coroner has ruled that the death of an SMRT technical officer, who died after being struck by a rod that shot out of a machine at Bishan Depot, was an unfortunate misadventure. Coroner Christopher Goh noted the…

Falling ship rudder which killed Keppel Shipyard worker last year was 24 tonnes over the weight limit

A Keppel Shipyard worker died from multiple injuries after being struck by a falling rudder of an oil tanker in Mar last year as he was fitting it on. A coroner’s inquiry heard that the 59-tonne rudder had…

3 companies issued stop-work orders over ‘significant risk’ of combustible dust explosions

Three companies were issued stop-work orders after they were found to have inadequate control measures, despite “significant risk” of combustible dust explosions, said MOM and WSH Council on Fri. MOM has also stepped up inspections that targeted 500…

Briton in unlawful gathering on yacht near Lazarus Island banned from working in S’pore

A work pass holder who took part in an unlawful gathering on a pleasure craft off Lazarus Island last year has been banned from working in Singapore, said MOM on Sat. Briton Amy Grace Ropner, 28, was one…

Important that all companies have safety and health representatives

I thank Mr Bernard Chua for his views on how we can build a better and safer workplace (Improve quality of personnel responsible for workplace safety, Mar 3). I agree that our safety practitioners should not be fearful…

Tuas explosion: Investigation findings expected in 3 to 6 months, says Zaqy Mohamad

An inquiry committee set up to investigate the fatal fire and explosion at Stars Engrg in Tuas is expected to produce its findings in three to six months, Senior Minister of State for Manpower Zaqy Mohamad said on…

All dorms to be regulated under Foreign Employee Dormitories Act: MOM

To help the authorities prevent and more quickly contain disease outbreak in the dormitories, all dormitories will be regulated under a single law – the Foreign Employee Dormitories Act (Feda), Second Minister for Manpower Tan See Leng said…

Migrant workers able to visit recreation centres up from 1 to 3 times a week: Tan See Leng

From this month onwards, migrant workers in Singapore will be able to have more opportunities to visit recreation centres (RCs), as the country further eases dormitory restrictions that were put in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Second…

Tuas explosion: MOM to inspect almost 500 firms for combustible dust hazards – Zaqy

The government has begun inspections of almost 500 companies for potentially combustible dust hazards in the wake of the Tuas accident last week, said Minister of State for Manpower Zaqy Mohamad on Wed. Speaking in Parliament on his…

486 safety breaches found during workplace inspections since mid-December: MOM

MOM has uncovered 486 safety breaches from the 510 workplace inspections carried out since mid-Dec. Seven stop-work orders were also issued, said Senior Minister of State for Manpower Zaqy Mohamad in his COS speech on Wed. Two safety…

MOM to pilot onboarding centres for newly arrived migrant workers

Newly arrived migrant workers will soon be housed in centres where they will complete their stay-home notice, medical examination and orientation programme all at once. Called the Migrant Worker Onboarding Centre, MOM said on Wed the new facilities…

Safe-management measures for workplace to be reviewed after Chinese New Year period

Safe-mgmt measures for the workplace may be adjusted, as Singapore’s Covid-19 task force monitors the situation after the CNY period, Senior Minister of State for Manpower Zaqy Mohamad said. “Adjustments to safe-mgmt measures for the workplace will consider…

Tuas industrial fire: Inquiry committee to examine factors that led to fatal accident

In the wake of a fire at a Tuas industrial unit that claimed the lives of three workers earlier this week, the authorities will appoint an inquiry committee to examine the factors that led to the accident. MOM…

Lift technician dies after being trapped in shaft of Chan Brothers Building

A 29-year-old lift technician, who was trapped in the shaft of the Chan Brothers Building along North Bridge Road, died on Sat. The Bangladeshi was carrying out repair work on the top of a lift car when it…

SMRT worker who died at Bishan depot was hit by 5kg rod that shot out of machine, coroner’s court hears

An SMRT technical officer in a fatal workplace accident at Bishan Depot last year was hit by a rod that shot out of a machine he was operating, a coroner’s court heard on Fri. Mr Muhammad Afiq Senawi,…

Four members of unlawful gathering of 12 on Lazarus Island banned from working in Singapore: MOM

Four work pass holders who breached safe distancing measures while spending a day on Lazarus Island last year are permanently banned from working in Singapore, MOM said on Thurs. MOM has revoked their work passes. They were part…

MOM to carry out 300 more checks in high-risk workplaces after deadly accidents in Feb

Following a spate of deadly workplace accidents this month, MOM is adding 300 inspections in high-risk industries. In a FB post on Wed, MOM said the inspections will continue until mid-March, adding that there will be “a greater…

February workplace fatalities climb to 10 after death of workers in Tuas explosion

Ten people have died in workplace accidents in Singapore in the last three-and-a-half weeks, after three workers who suffered burns in a fire at an industrial building in Tuas succumbed to their injuries on Thurs. Speaking at the…

7 workplace fatalities in February ‘extremely alarming’: Zaqy Mohamad

There have been seven fatal workplace accidents so far in Feb, an “extremely alarming” figure compared to 30 deaths for the whole of last year, said Senior Minister of State for Manpower Zaqy Mohamad on Mon. It sets…

Over 8,600 fines, totalling over $2.5m, issued for breach of Covid-19 safety measures

From Apr to Dec last year, over 8,600 fines – totalling more than $2.5 million – were meted out to people who did not follow safe distancing and safe mgmt measures and who did not wear masks. More…

Company director dies after falling through floor opening in house being renovated

A construction firm director died last week after he fell through an opening in the floor of a semi-detached house that was undergoing A&A works. The 53-year-old Singapore PR was overseeing construction work at the two-storey house located…

Around 140 employers ordered to cease workplace operations over COVID-19 breaches since March

Almost 140 employers have committed serious breaches of COVID-19 measures since Mar last year, which resulted in them being ordered to cease operations. In a FB post on Sat highlighting the continued risk of workplace transmission of the…

Additional serology tests for newly arrived maids, confinement nannies with recent travel history to higher-risk areas: MOM

From Fri, foreign domestic workers and confinement nannies who have recent travel history to higher-risk countries or regions must take a serology test on arrival, which will help identify those who have recovered from an old Covid-19 infection.…

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