Singapore launches iOWNWSH tool for Enhanced Workplace Safety Evaluation

iOWNWSH tool assists businesses in assessing their current levels of workplace safety and health, contributing to improved overall working conditions.

According to Senior Minister of State for Manpower Zaqy Mohamad, the tool is administered via an online survey that employers can facilitate. After generating a personalised company report using the iOwnWSH assessment, businesses can pinpoint specific areas in need of enhancement. For instance, they might uncover instances of diminished psychological safety among employees stemming from a culture of blame. Subsequently, this insight enables the implementation of targeted interventions aimed at enhancing Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) ownership within the organisation.

The iOwnWSH tool was launched at a recent Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) awards ceremony. For SMS Zaqy, “The first eight months of 2022 were challenging, with an annualised fatality rate of 1.5 per 100,000 workers. But in the later months of 2022, when the Heightened Safety Period (or HSP) kicked in, it gave us confidence that incident prevention is attainable, with an annualised fatality rate of 0.8 per 100,000 – close to half what it was pre-HSP.”

He emphasised it is thus crucial to remain vigilant in WSH so that workers can stay safe and so Singapore remains on track towards its WSH2028 target.

Photo taken from Senior Minister of State for Manpower Zaqy Mohamad Facebook

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Chief of Staff Asia