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60 work sites fined, 4 issued stop-work orders for workplace safety violations

Published on Aug 6, 2014 11:59 AM
 
Workplace skills and safety training being conducted at a training centre. The Ministry of Manpower has taken action against 174 companies for more than 350 workplace safety violations uncovered during a month-long operation. -- PHOTO: ABSOLUTE KINETICS CONSULTANCY

SINGAPORE - The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has taken action against 174 companies for more than 350 workplace safety violations uncovered during a month-long operation.

Officers conducted surprise inspections at 250 sites in high-risk sectors such as the construction and marine industries. In total, 108 fines of between $1,000 and $13,000 each were given to 60 work sites.

Four sites were issued stop-work orders for severe violations.

Officers found that safety lapses for those working from a height continue to be a concern, MOM said on Wednesday. Common lapses include open sides and openings at work areas that were left unguarded, and unsafe access to and from work areas.

 
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