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Commonwealth Culinary Creations fined $90,000 under the Workplace Safety and Health Act

  1. Commonwealth Culinary Creations Pte. Ltd (CCCPL) was fined $90,000 on 16 May 2017 under section 11(a) of the Workplace Safety and Health Act for failure to ensure that its workplace is safe and without health risks to every person within the premises, which caused the death of an employee who slipped on the production floor on 21 August 2015.
  2. MOM’s investigations revealed that CCCPL had failed to:
    1. Keep Floor Conditions Safe;
    2. Provide Anti-Slip Floor Mats; and
    3. Install Warning Signs.
  3. MOM’s Director of Occupational Safety and Health Inspectorate, Mr Chan Yew Kwong, “This is an unfortunate accident which could have been prevented if the company had taken simple precautionary safety measures. Alerting workers to safety hazards can greatly reduce accidents and cultivate a safety first mind-set among workers. For example, if warning signs were present at the accident site to highlight the wet and slippery floor conditions, it would warn workers to keep off the area. Workers should also be required to wear anti-slip shoes within the area. In fact, these were control measures proposed by CCCPL in its risk assessment, which it failed to implement. Safety should never be taken for granted.”