Written Answer by Mrs Josephine Teo, Minister for Manpower, to Parliamentary Question on Reasons for Non-Reporting
NOTICE PAPER NO. 1589 OF 2019 FOR THE SITTING ON OR AFTER 6 MARCH 2019
QUESTION NO. 1182 FOR WRITTEN ANSWER
MP: Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang
To ask the Minister for Manpower (a) what are the most common methods used by employers to avoid reporting a work-related injury; and (b) what are the most common ways that instances of non-reporting of work-related injuries by employers are detected.
1. Today, employers are required to report work injuries resulting in medical leave of more than 3 days, hospitalisation for at least 24 hours or death.
2. Common reasons cited for delayed or non-reporting are (i) the employer did not agree that the injury was work-related; and (ii) the employee did not inform the employer of the work injury.
3. Non-reporting of work injuries by employers are usually detected when an employee or his representative files an incident report to MOM.