Friday, March 5, 2010

Guidance for Safety and Health Management System - WSH Bulletin

4 Mar 2010

The new Workplace Safety and Health (Safety and Health Management System and Auditing) Regulations has taken effect on 1 March 2010. This set of new Regulations aims to enhance the effective implementation of Safety and Health Management Systems (SHMS) at workplaces by strengthening the auditing of such systems.

The WSH (Safety & Health Management System and Auditing) Regulations requires the SHMS to be implemented in accordance with any Singapore Standard relating to SHMSs or such other standards, codes of practice or guidance issued or approved by the Workplace Safety and Health Council. In view of this, the Workplace Safety and Health Council has identified relevant standards, codes of practice and guidance materials relating to SHMS as reference for the industries. These references would provide practical assistance in the development, implementation, audit and review of the SHMS. The references include, but are not limited to, the following:

SS 506: Part 1: 2009
Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Management Systems - Part 1: Requirements

SS 506: Part 2: 2009
Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Management Systems - Part 2: Guidelines for the Implementation of SS 506: Part 1: 2009

SS 506: Part 3: 2006
Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Management System - Part 3: Requirements for the Chemical Industry

CP 79: 1999
Code of Practice for Safety Management System for Construction Worksites

Hardcopies of the SS-CPs are available at the WSH Council office for public inspection. Alternatively, they can be purchased from SPRING’s appointed sales vendor – Toppan Leefung Pte Ltd (previously known as SNP Corporation Pte Ltd)

Click HERE for Guidelines on the Implementation of Safety Management System for the Metalworking Industry

Click HERE for Workplace Safety & Health Manual for Marine Industries

You may refer HERE for some frequently-asked-questions (FAQs) related to SHMS.

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