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Workplace safety code of practice on directors unveiled: Tan 

It will boost workplace safety and health standards (WSH).

Minister for Manpower Tan See Leng said the government will unveil a code of practice (COP) and Board of Directors’ WSH Duties, which seeks to distil management principles and safe company practices.

In a speech, he stressed that for a WSH culture to grow, the chief executive and company directors should implement WSH improvements as they control over budget and priority.

The COP will be based into these practices:

• Ensure that WSH is integrated into business decisions and have clear roles and 

responsibilities of a Chief Executive and individual members of the Board of Directors in 

leading WSH;

• Continuously build a strong WSH culture, set the tone and demonstrate visible 

leadership in embodying and communicating effective WSH standards;

• Ensure that WSH management systems are effective and reviewed regularly; and

• Empower workers to be actively engaged in WSH.

More on this topic will be discussed during Plenary 4 of The Singapore WSH Conference 2022.

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