SAW Singapore edition: Not for the faint-hearted

Ok, not quite the American horror film, but close. Many people in Singapore handle machines, big and small, at the workplace. Imagine this: you are familiar with your job, having worked with these machines almost every day of your life. But one day, you get distracted momentarily and the ...

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Melvin Yong: Taking Ownership of My Workplace Safety and Health

“It is not my job.” “It will not happen to me!” How often have we seen a potential hazard at the workplace and ignored it, thinking that someone else will take care of it? According to the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Statistics Report 2016 issued by the WSH ...

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Zainal Sapari: My Real Champions

My father worked as a cleaner before and was paid $600 a month. That was more than 35 years ago. When I joined the Building Construction and Timber Industries Employees’ Union, where a large number of our members are cleaners, I was shocked to learn that many cleaners were ...

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