Singapore ratifies ILO occupational safety conventionListen /
Singapore has ratified the International Labour Organization's (ILO) convention to promote the safety and health of workers.
The announcement was made by the country's Minister of State for Manpower and National Development, Tan Chuan-Jin, during the ILO conference in Geneva on Monday.
He said Singapore has been pushing to improve the safety of workers since the reform of the Workplace Safety and Health Act or WSH in 2005.
Mr. Tan said this has halved the death rate for workers over the last eight years from 4.5 per 100,000 workers, to 2.3.
"Today Singapore is pleased to announce ratification of ILO Convention 187 on promotional framework for occupational safety and health (OSH) convention. This ratification will cement our commitment to continually improve occupational safety and health outcome for all workplaces and encourage further work to achieve our national WSH vision." (Duration: 21")