Vision Zero: Singapore’s WSH Journey

Singapore’s Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) journey started in the late 1950s. Although the initial journey faced many challenges, the WSH landscape grew by leaps and bounds through the decades.

In the mid 1980s, Singapore started building its key infrastructures. The 1990s saw industries becoming increasingly diversified with technologically-advanced sectors; at the same time, the country started facing increased WSH risks. At that time, the legislation in place to protect workers was the Factories Act, which only mandated prescriptive WSH requirements for factories, worksites and shipyards. Workers employed in non-industrial sectors were not covered by the act.

Between 1992 and 1994, four fires and explosions occurred, claiming 23 lives. This prompted new mandatory requirements for the implementation and audit of WSH management systems for high-risk factories, worksites and shipyards. 

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