The Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Council is an industry-led organisation established on 1 April 2008. The Council is a step-up from its precursor, the WSH Advisory Committee (WSHAC), which was formed in September 2005.
The statutory body comprises 18 leaders from the major industry sectors, the Government, unions and professionals from the legal, insurance and academic fields. It works closely with the various stakeholders (e.g. the Ministry of Manpower, the industry) to develop strategies to raise WSH standards in Singapore, and to realise the national WSH 2018 strategy.
The WSH Council’s main functions are to:
- Build industry capabilities to better manage WSH
- Promote safety and health at work and recognize companies with good WSH records
- Set acceptable WSH practices
Under the Council, six industry committees and two taskforces have been formed to address the specific WSH challenges in sectors and priority areas:
- Construction and Landscape Committee
- Chemical Industries Committee
- Healthcare Committee
- Logistics and Transport Committee
- Marine Industries Committee
- Metalworking and Manufacturing Committee
- Crane Safety Task Force
- Work at Height Safety Task Force