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New measures show resolve to stem workplace deaths, but they should be made to stick

The stepped-up pressure and scrutiny on companies should be kept up - for as long as is needed to see substantial changes in the safety mindset and culture, says the writer. ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
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SINGAPORE - Extraordinary measures.

That was how Senior Minister of State for Manpower Zaqy Mohamad described a series of steps announced on Thursday to curb an alarming rise in work-related deaths and injuries this year.

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