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WSH Institute Forum on “Bridging Knowledge, Broadening Horizons”

At the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Institute Forum on  “Bridging Knowledge, Broadening Horizons”, you will get to witness the launch of Singapore’s risk observatory of WSH risks called the Observatory for WSH Landscape (OWL). The aim of OWL is to observe, analyse and communicate trends, insights and changes, focusing on safety and health in the workforce, workplace and working life for researchers, policy makers, and industries in Singapore and Asia. Following the launch, you will have the opportunity to hear about the WSH risks identified by risk observatories in Asia, Europe and Canada and how these risks are managed through the provision of holistic integrated services.

Details of the Forum:

Date: 11th March 2015 (Wednesday)

Time: 2.00 pm – 5.30 pm

(Registration starts at 1:00pm)

Venue: Raffles City Convention Centre

Canning Ballroom, Level 4

80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189560

Directions to the Raffles City Convention Centre can be found here.


2 Safety Development Unit (SDU) points will be accredited to relevant attendees.
1 CME/2 CPE point(s) will be accredited to relevant attendees.

[New] A report on the forum proceedings is now available. Click here to download.

[New] View the series of visual recordings here.

[New] A short video featuring the highlights of the forum can be viewed here.

Read the full speech by Dr Amy Khor here.

You can view or download the presentation slides by clicking on its title below:

Programme Details:

Time Activity

Welcome Address

Dr Gan Siok Lin

Executive Director, WSH Institute

Opening Address

Dr Amy Khor

Senior Minister of State (SMS), Ministry of Manpower and Ministry of Health, Singapore

Launch of Observatory for WSH Landscape (OWL)

Dr Amy Khor 

Dr Amy Khor

Senior Minister of State (SMS)
Ministry of Manpower and
Ministry of Health

Mr Khoo Chin Hean 

Mr Khoo Chin Hean

Chairman of WSH Institute
Governing Board

Dr_ Gan Siok Lin 

Dr Gan Siok Lin

Executive Director, WSH Institute


Session 1:


OSH Risk in Asia, Europe and Canada

Dr Jukka Takala

Moderator: Dr Jukka Takala

Senior Consultant to Ministry of Manpower and WSH Institute, Singapore


Observing the Future with an Eye on the Past

Eddie Morland

Mr Eddie Morland

Chief Executive, Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL)

United Kingdom



German Risk Observatory: Follow up from an EU Initiative

Dietmar Reinert

Prof Dr. Dietmar Reinert

Director, Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the German Social Accident Insurance (IFA)


Emerging Issues and Trends in the Work Environment: The Impact and Challenges on OHS Research

Ms Marie Larue

Ms Marie Larue

President-CEO, Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail  (IRSST)

New and Emerging OSH Risks in Asia

Mr Woon Cheng Peng

Mr Woon Cheng Peng

Deputy Director(Knowledge Hub/ Planning & Development), WSH Institute

Tea Break
Session 2:


Holistic Integrated Management of Occupational Safety  and Health

Dr Lucy Leong

Moderator: Dr Lucy Leong

Deputy Director (Research & Solutions), WSH Institute


Natsteel’s Total WSH Journey

Mr Vivek_Madan_Kamra

Mr Vivek Madan Kamra

President and Chief Executive Officer,  NatSteel Holdings Pte Ltd



Basic Occupational Health Services (BOHS) - Implementation Challenges and Successes

Prof Vainio

Prof Dr. Harri Vainio

Director General, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH)


Panel Discussion moderated by Dr Jukka Takala and Dr Lucy Leong

Closing Address


Mr Lee Tzu Yang

Chairman of Workplace Safety and Health Council



Presentation of Tokens of Appreciation

Er_ Ho Siong Hin

Er. Ho Siong Hin

Commissioner for Workplace Safety and Health, Ministry of Manpower


End of Event


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