Singapore hosts international workplace safety and health talks

Health and safety experts from around the world are gathering in Singapore this week for a summit focused on the construction sector.

13 August 2013 

The second International Workplace Safety and Health Conference, held at the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Academy, is taking place on 13-14 August.

The event has been organised by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) Singapore Branch, the BCA Academy and the Workplace Safety and Health Council (WSHC).

The talks offer a platform for stakeholders from the building and construction industry to share and promote continuous improvement in workplace safety and health standards for the industry.

IOSH Singapore Branch spokesman Harry Ho said:

“This symposium provides a rare opportunity to learn from international experts about excellence in raising construction health and safety standards. Nobody who is genuinely committed to saving people’s lives can afford to miss this convention.”

BCA Academy spokesman Charlie Tan commented:

“BCA Academy, the education and research arm of the Building and Construction Authority, is glad to partner IOSH Singapore and the Workplace and Safety Health Council for the second International Conference on Workplace Safety and Health for the Construction Industry.

“For this year’s convention, we have 11 international and local specialists speaking on topics such as workplace safety and health leadership, improving safety culture, promoting design for safety and applying building information modelling in construction safety.”

Mr Tan added:

“This event is an excellent networking opportunity for the exchange of ideas and insights to advance construction workplace safety and health standards in the region.”