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Workplace Safety & Health

Work Injury Compensation Act
The Work Injury Compensation Act extends work injury compensation to most employees.
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Workplace Safety and Health Act (WSHA)
Replaces the Factories Act, with effect from 1 March 2006. The WSHA is the key legislation to effect the principles of the new Occupational Safety and Health framework.
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Workplace Safety & Health Act subsidiary legislation

 Subsidiary legislation  Applicable workplaces
WSH (Workplace Safety and Health Officers) Regulations Factories
WSH (General Provisions) Regulations All workplaces
WSH (Construction) Regulations 2007 All worksites
WSH (First Aid) Regulations All workplaces
WSH (Incident Reporting) Regulations All workplaces
WSH (Risk Management) Regulations All workplaces
WSH (Exemption) Order Premises owned by the Singapore Armed Forces and domestic premises
WSH (Composition of Offences) Regulations All workplaces
WSH (Transitional Provision) Regulations -
WSH (Offences and Penalties) (Subsidiary Legislation under Section 66(14)) Regulations -
WSH (Registration of Factories) Regulations 2008 Factories
WSH (Shipbuilding and Ship-repairing) Regulations 2008 Shipyards and ships in harbour
WSH (Workplace Safety and Health Committees) Regulations 2008 Factories
WSH (Abrasive Blasting) Regulations 2008 All workplaces
WSH (Explosive Powered Tools) Regulations 2009 All workplaces
WSH (Confined Spaces) Regulations 2009 All workplaces
WSH (Safety and Health Management System and Auditing) Regulations 2009 Factories
WSH (Noise) Regulation 2011 All workplaces
WSH (Medical Examinations) Regulations 2011 All workplaces
WSH (Operation of Cranes) Regulations 2011 All workplaces 
WSH (Scaffold) Regulations 2011
All workplaces
WSH (Work at Heights) Regulations
All workplaces

Factories Act subsidiary legislation

Even though the Factories Act had been repealed, under section 66(14) of the WSH Act, "Any subsidiary legislation made under the repealed Act and in force immediately before the appointed day shall, so far as it is not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act, continue in force in factories as if made under this Act until it is revoked or repealed." The following Factories subsidiary legislation will be reviewed and promulgated as new Workplace Safety and Health subsidiary legislation.

Factories (Asbestos) Regulations
Factories (Registration and Other Services - Fees and Forms)
Factories (Safety Training Courses) Order

Hardcopies of the above legislation are available at:

Toppan Leefung Pte.Ltd.
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Singapore 237994
Tel: (65) 6826 9691
Email: legalpub@toppanleefung.com

Approved Codes of Practices

Approved Codes of Practice made under Section 40B(3) of the Workplace Safety and Health Act View

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Last updated on 11 April 2014 03:20:46