|MOM, industry partners drafting new plan for workplace safety|
|Saturday, 14 February 2009 08:00|
The target is to lower workplace fatalities to fewer than 1.8 per 100,000 workers by 2018.
Revealing this in Parliament on Friday, the Manpower Ministry’s Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Hawazi Daipi, said the new plan will be unveiled in April this year, and it will develop and refine roadmaps for key sectors which have seen a relatively large number of accidents.
These include the marine and construction sectors.
From March 1, the Ministry will double the maximum grant from the Work—Life Works (WoW) Fund, from S$10,000 to S$20,000 per company.
Under the WoW Fund, companies can introduce worklife measures with a focus on flexible work arrangements.
Mr Hawazi added that the Ministry will also extend Flexi Works for another year with a budget of S$3 million .
Flexi Works encourages companies to offer economically—inactive individuals part—time employment or other flexible work arrangements.