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World Congress on Risk 2015

The World Congress on Risk 2015 was held in Singapore from 19 July 2015 to 23 July 2015.

The theme of the 2015 World Congress is Risk Analysis for Sustainable Innovation, highlighting sessions that identify ways that risk analysis can assist private and public policy makers facing complex and uncertain challenges while maintaining innovation and development. Special emphasis will be placed on the role of risk analysis as a tool for policy making and tradeoffs in situation of limited resources and extreme challenges that are characteristic of developing countries.

Mr Hawazi Daipi, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Education and Manpower, delivered the GOH keynote speech at the event. In his speech, Mr Hawazi emphasized the importance of managing workplace safety and health (WSH) risks which ought to be considered as a basic organisational risk for all companies. He also shared some of the initiatives to promote the management of WSH risks in Singapore. The presentation closed with a call for everyone to embrace a Vision Zero mindset; a preventive mindset and the belief that all injuries and ill health due to work can be prevented.