On The Ground

With workplace deaths on the rise again, S'pore could do with a fresh look on safety

For the Ministry of Manpower, the recent spate of deaths is a reminder that the road ahead is steep. ST PHOTO: GIN TAY
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SINGAPORE - A review of current workplace safety and health (WSH) personnel requirements is under way after 27 workers, both local and foreign, died in the first six months of this year - double that of the same period in 2019 and the most since 2016.

In the light of the rising toll, the question is whether such a review, while timely, is enough to nip the problem in the bud.

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