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  1. Singapore - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Deep Seabed Mining Act 2015 (No. 6 of 2015). - Singapore Statutes On-line

    Adoption: 2015-03-01 | SGP-2015-L-100537

    An Act to make provision for deep seabed mining, and for connected purposes.

  2. Singapore - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workplace Safety and Health (Design for Safety) Regulations 2015 (No. S 428). - Singapore Statutes On-line

    Adoption: 2015 | Date of entry into force: 2016-08-01 | SGP-2015-R-100536

  3. Singapore - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Radiation Protection (Amendment) Act 2014 (Act 20 of 2014). - Singapore Statutes on-line

    Adoption: 2014-10-24 | SGP-2014-L-97168

  4. Singapore - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workplace Safety and Health (Asbestos) Regulations 2014 (No. S. 337). - Singapore Statutes on-line

    Adoption: 2014-05-06 | Date of entry into force: 2014-05-30 | SGP-2014-R-97224

  5. Singapore - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workplace Safety and Health (Work at Heights) Regulations 2013 (No. S. 223). - Singapore Statutes on-line

    Adoption: 2013-04-15 | Date of entry into force: 2013-05-01 | SGP-2013-R-97225

  6. Singapore - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workplace Safety and Health (Medical Examinations) Regulations 2011 (No. S 516). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-09-08 | Date of entry into force: 2011-09-10 | SGP-2011-R-90100

    Enacting Formula
    Part I - Medical examinations of persons employed in hazardous occupations
    Part II - Registration to act as designated workplace doctors
    Part III - Miscellaneous

  7. Singapore - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workplace Safety and Health (Operation of Cranes) Regulations 2011 (No. S 515). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-09-08 | Date of entry into force: 2011-09-10 | Date of partial entry into force: 2013-09-01 | SGP-2011-R-90102

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - General Provisions
    Part III - Registration of Crane Operations
    Part IV - Appointment and Duties of Personnel
    Part V - Installation, Repair, Alteration, Testing, and Dismantling of Mobile Crane or Tower Crane
    Part VI - Miscellaneous

    FIRST SCHEDULE Types Of Mobile Cranes
    SECOND SCHEDULE Types Of Tower Cranes Mounted Tower Cranes
    THIRD SCHEDULE Fees


    The Factories (Operation of Cranes) Regulations (Cap. 104, Rg 10) are revoked.

  8. Singapore - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workplace Safety and Health (Scaffolds) Regulations 2011 (No. S 518). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-09-08 | Date of entry into force: 2011-09-10 | SGP-2011-R-90103

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - General Provisions
    Part III - Metal Scaffolds
    Part IV - Timber Scaffolds
    Part V - Suspended Scaffolds
    Part VI - Other Scaffolds
    Part VII - Approved Scaffold Contractors
    Part VIII - Miscellaneous

    The Factories (Scaffolds) Regulations 2004 (G.N. No. S 19/2004) are revoked.

  9. Singapore - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workplace Safety and Health (Noise) Regulations 2011 (No. S 424). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-07-20 | SGP-2011-R-90099

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Noise Control
    Part II - Noise Monitoring, Hearing Protectors and Training
    Part IV - Miscellaneous

    The Factories (Noise) Regulations (Cap. 104, Rg 14) are revoked.

  10. Singapore - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workplace Safety and Health (Safety and Health Management System and Auditing) Regulations 2009 (No. S. 607). - Regulation on-line

    Adoption: 2009-12-04 | Date of entry into force: 2010-03-01 | SGP-2009-R-83665

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Approval to Act as Workplace Safety and Health auditor
    Part III - Safety and Health Management System
    Part IV - Miscellaneous

  11. Singapore - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workplace Safety and Health (Confined Spaces) Regulations 2009 (No. S462). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2009-09-25 | Date of entry into force: 2009-11-01 | SGP-2009-R-90098

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - General Provisions
    Part III - Control of Entry into Confined Spaces
    Part IV - Miscellaneous

  12. Singapore - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workplace Safety and Health (Explosive Powered Tools) Regulations 2009 (No. S. 325). - Regulation on-line

    Adoption: 2009-07-08 | Date of entry into force: 2009-09-01 | SGP-2009-R-82203

    Regulates the safe operation, use, care and storage of tools and explosive charges.

  13. Singapore - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment (Approved Medical Institutions) Notification, 2008 (No. S 668). - Singapore Statutes on-line

    Adoption: 2008-12-23 | Date of entry into force: 2009-01-01 | SGP-2008-R-81506

    Lists in the schedule the medical institutions for the purposes of the Employment Act.

    Repeals the Employment (Approved Hospitals) Notification (N 3).

  14. Singapore - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workplace Safety and Health (Abrasive Blasting) Regulations 2008 (No. S. 607). - Regulation on-line

    Adoption: 2008-11-24 | Date of entry into force: 2009-02-01 | SGP-2008-R-80876

    Provides for abrasives that can be used in blasting. Sets out precautions in connection with blasting, ventilation systems, maintenance, cleaning, inspection and restriction. Repeals the Factories (Abrasive Blasting) Regulations (Cap. 104, Rg 1).

  15. Singapore - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workplace Safety and Health (Registration of Factories) Regulations 2008. - Regulations on-line

    Adoption: 2008-10-06 | SGP-2008-R-86250

    Regulation
    1. Citation and commencement
    2. Definitions
    3. Application
    4. Register of factories
    5. Duty to notify Commissioner of occupation or use of factory not falling within classes of factories described in First Schedule
    6. Registration of factories falling within classes of factories described in First Schedule
    7. Power to require registration of factory in certain circumstances
    8. Change in relation to occupation, use or particulars of factory
    9. Revocation and suspension of registration
    10. Appeals to Minister
    11. Power to waive or refund fees
    12. Revocation
    13. Savings and transitional provisions
    The Schedules

    Revokes the Workplace Safety and Health (Registration of Factories) Regulations (Cap. 354A, Rg 2).

  16. Singapore - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workplace Safety and Health (Workplace Safety and Health Committees) Regulations 2008. - Regulation on-line

    Adoption: 2008-07-03 | Date of entry into force: 2008-09-01 | SGP-2008-R-80419

    Revokes the Factories (Safety Committees) Regulations (Cap. 104, Rg 2).

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Formation of Workplace Safety and Health Committee
    Part III - Meetings of Workplace Safety and Health Committee
    Part IV - Functions of Workplace Safety and Health Committee
    Part V - Miscellaneous

  17. Singapore - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workplace Safety and Health (Shipbuilding and Ship-Repairing) Regulations 2008 (No. S 270). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2008-05-21 | Date of entry into force: 2008-08-01 | SGP-2008-R-90097

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Safety and Health Management Arrangement
    Part III - Vessel Safety Coordination Committee
    Part IV - Permit to Work System
    Part V - Hot Work Permit System
    Part VI - General Provisions
    Part VII - Electrical Safety
    Part VIII - Welding and Cutting Operations
    Part IX - Cranes, Employee's Lifts and Material Handling Machinery
    Part X - Miscellaneous

  18. Singapore - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Workplace Safety and Health (Amendment) Act 2008 (No. 9 of 2008). - Bill on-line

    Adoption: 2008-03-25 | SGP-2008-L-78412

    Replaces Part VIII of the Act with a new Part entitled "Workplace Safety and Health Council". Provides for the establishment of the council, its members, powers and proceedings of the Council as well as its functions. Provides that they may issue codes of practice to give practical guidance for the implementation of the Act.

  19. Singapore - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workplace Safety and Health (Workplace Safety and Health Officers) Regulations 2007 (No. S 373). - Government Website

    Adoption: 2007-07-12 | Date of entry into force: 2007-08-01 | SGP-2007-R-77044

    Provides for the application for approval and requirements to be a workplace safety and health officer as well as certification, renewal of approval, register of workplace safety and health officers and their training, duties and powers. Amends the Factories (Registration and Other Services - Fees and Forms) Regulations (Cap. 104, Rg. 5) by deleting regulation 5.

  20. Singapore - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Radiation Protection Act 2007 (No. 27 of 2007). - Singapore Statutes Online

    Adoption: 2007-06-01 | Date of entry into force: 2007-07-01 | SGP-2007-L-76393

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Administration
    Part III - Control of import, export etc. of radioactive materials and irradiating apparatus
    Part IV - Licences
    Part V - General provisions relating to occupational safety and health
    Part VI - Disposal of radioactive waste
    Part VII - Information and documents
    Part VIII - Inspections
    Part IX - Enforcement
    Part X - Miscellaneous
    Repeals the Radiation Protection Act (Cap. 262).

  21. Singapore - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Environmental Pollution Control (Control of Noise at Construction Sites) (Amendment) Regulations 2007 (No. S 145).

    Adoption: 2007-03-29 | Date of entry into force: 2007-10-01 | SGP-2007-R-76125

    Amends the principal Orders with respect to the sections relating to noise control (regulations 3, 4, 5 and the First Schedule).

  22. Singapore - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workplace Safety and Health (Construction) Regulations 2007. - Government Websites

    Adoption: 2007 | SGP-2007-R-86249

    Provides measures to ensure safety of workers in the construction industry.

  23. Singapore - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Environmental Public Health (Toxic Industrial Waste) (Amendment) Regulations 2006 (No. S716).

    Adoption: 2006-12-27 | Date of entry into force: 2007-01-01 | SGP-2006-R-75450

    Amends regulation 13 concerning amount of fines as well as other miscellaneous amendments.

  24. Singapore - Occupational safety and health - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Workplace Safety and Health Act (Commencement) Notification 2006.

    Adoption: 2006-02-28 | SGP-2006-M-73704

    Provides that the Workplace Safety and Health Act is to come into force on the 1st March 2006.

  25. Singapore - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workplace Safety and Health (General Provisions) Regulations 2006 (No. S 134). - Government Website

    Adoption: 2006-02-28 | Date of entry into force: 2006-03-01 | SGP-2006-R-73705

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - General provisions relating to health
    Part III - General provisions relating to safety
    Part IV - Special provisions relating to health, safety and welfare
    Part V - Miscellaneous

  26. Singapore - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workplace Safety and Health (Incident Reporting) Regulations 2006 (No. S 136). - Government Website

    Adoption: 2006-02-28 | Date of entry into force: 2006-03-01 | SGP-2006-R-73707

    Regulates the notification and reporting of deaths and dangerous occurences as well as injuries and occupational diseases.

  27. Singapore - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workplace Safety and Health (First-Aid) Regulations 2006 (No. S 137). - Government Website

    Adoption: 2006-02-28 | Date of entry into force: 2006-03-01 | SGP-2006-R-73709

  28. Singapore - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workplace Safety and Health (Offences and Penalties) (Subsidiary Legislation under Section 67(14)) Regulations 2006 (No. S 138). - Government Website

    Adoption: 2006-02-28 | Date of entry into force: 2006-03-01 | SGP-2006-R-73710

  29. Singapore - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workplace Safety and Health (Composition of Offences) Regulations 2006 (No. S 139). - Government Website

    Adoption: 2006-02-28 | Date of entry into force: 2006-03-01 | SGP-2006-R-73711

  30. Singapore - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workplace Safety and Health (Transitional Provision) Regulations 2006 (No. S 140). - Government Website

    Adoption: 2006-02-28 | Date of entry into force: 2006-03-01 | SGP-2006-R-73712

  31. Singapore - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workplace Safety and Health (Risk Management) Regulations 2006 (No. S 141). - Government Website

    Adoption: 2006-02-28 | Date of entry into force: 2006-03-01 | SGP-2006-R-73713

  32. Singapore - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workplace Safety and Health (Exemption) Order 2006 (No. S 142). - Government Website

    Adoption: 2006-02-28 | Date of entry into force: 2006-03-01 | SGP-2006-R-73714

  33. Singapore - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Workplace Safety and Health Act (No. 7 of 2006). - Singapore Statutes Online

    Adoption: 2006-02-06 | Date of entry into force: 2006-03-01 | SGP-2006-L-73708

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Interpretation
    Part III - Administration of Act
    Part IV - General duties of persons at workplace
    Part V - Powers of Commissioner
    Part VI - Investigations, inquiries and reporting of accidents, dangerous occurences and occupational diseases
    Part VII - Safety and health management arrangements
    Part VIII - Codes of practice
    Part IX - Inspection and other powers of enforcement
    Part X - Offences, penalties and proceedings
    Part XI - General

    Under section 66(14) of the WSH Act, "Any subsidiary legislation made under the repealed Act and in force immediately before the appointed day shall, so far as it is not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act, continue in force in factories as if made under this Act until it is revoked or repealed."

  34. Singapore - Occupational safety and health - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Hazardous Waste (Extended Meaning of Hazardous And other Wastes - Indonesia) Notification 2005 (No. S 838).

    Adoption: 2005-12-20 | SGP-2005-M-72996

    Sets out in the Schedule to the Notification the list wastes considered to be hazardous in relation to Indonesia.

  35. Singapore - Occupational safety and health - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Hazardous Waste (Extended Meaning of Hazardous And other Wastes - Malaysia) Notification 2005 (No. S 839).

    Adoption: 2005-12-20 | SGP-2005-M-72997

    Sets out in the Schedule to the Notification the list wastes considered to be hazardous in relation to Malaysia.

  36. Singapore - Occupational safety and health - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Hazardous Waste (Extended Meaning of Hazardous And other Wastes - Philippines) Notification 2005 (No. S 840).

    Adoption: 2005-12-20 | SGP-2005-M-72998

    Sets out in the Schedule to the Notification the list wastes considered to be hazardous in relation to the Philippines.

  37. Singapore - Occupational safety and health - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Hazardous Waste (Extended Meaning of Hazardous And other Wastes - Thailand) Notification 2005 (No. S 841).

    Adoption: 2005-12-20 | SGP-2005-M-72999

    Sets out in the Schedule to the Notification the list wastes considered to be hazardous in relation to Thailand.

  38. Singapore - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    The Biological Agents and Toxins Act 2005 (No. 36 of 2005). - Singapore Statutes Online

    Adoption: 2005-11-10 | SGP-2005-L-72992

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Administration and Application
    Part III - Biological Agents and Inactivated Biological Agents
    Part IV - Toxins
    Part V - Duties and Obligations in Relation to Biological Agents and Toxins
    Part VI - Approvals, Permits and Certification of Facilities
    Part VII - Enforcement
    Part VIII - Miscellaneous

  39. Singapore - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Infectious Diseases (Amendment) Act 2003 (No. 5 of 2003).

    Adoption: 2003-06-27 | SGP-2003-L-64752

    Makes miscellaneous amendments to Infectious Diseases Act, 1999. Inter alia provides for prohibition to import disease-causing organism into Singapore, power to order mandatory vaccination of persons in certain cases, and powers of Director and Health Officers in dealing with outbreaks of infectious diseases.

  40. Singapore - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Factories (Safety Training Courses) Order (No. S 207/2001). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2001-06-01 | SGP-2001-R-90105

  41. Singapore - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Health Promotion Board Act, 2001 (No. 5 of 2001). - Singapore Statutes Online

    Adoption: 2001-03-12 | SGP-2001-L-59373

    Provides for establishment of the Health Promotion Board whose principal task is to advise the government in matters of health policy. Defines powers of the Board. Also amends Dentists Act and Infectious Diseases Act.

  42. Singapore - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Radiation Protection (Ionising Radiation) Regulations 2000 (No. S29).

    Adoption: 2000-01-12 | Date of entry into force: 2000-02-01 | SGP-2000-R-56240

    Regulates the granting of licenses and general requirements for engaging in radiation work, the control of radiation exposure, medical and radiological supervision, labelling of irradiating apparatus and radioactive materials, storage of radioactive materials, transport of radioactive materials and other related matters.

  43. Singapore - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Radiation Protection (Transport of Radioactive Materials) Regulations, 2000 (No. S30).

    Adoption: 2000-01-12 | Date of entry into force: 2000-02-01 | SGP-2000-R-56241

    Provides for transport requirements for radioactive material, regulates labelling and marking, and determines responsibilities of consignors.

  44. Singapore - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Fire Safety (Petroleum) (Amendment) Regulations 1999 (No. S 258).

    Adoption: 1999-06-01 | Date of entry into force: 1999-06-01 | SGP-1999-R-55783

    Amends the Fire Safety (Petroleum) Regulations with respect to the accepted code of practice, the application for licence to transport petroleum, as well as the duties of suppliers and dealers of petroleum.

  45. Singapore - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Environmental Pollution Control (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 1999.

    Adoption: 1999-03-24 | Date of entry into force: 1999-04-01 | SGP-1999-R-55979

    Regulates various issues related to the transport, sale and storage of hazardous substances.

  46. Singapore - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Hazardous Waste (Control Of Export, Import And Transit) Act (Chapter 122a)(Act No. 13 of 1997). - Singapore Statutes Online

    Adoption: 1997 | SGP-1997-L-72994

  47. Singapore - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Factories (Registration and Other Services - Fees and Forms) [Replaces Rg 5, 1990 Ed. S269/83] - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1993-05-01 | SGP-1993-R-90104

  48. Singapore - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Radiation Protection (Non-Ionising Radiation) Regulations 1991 (No.S 479)

    Adoption: 1991-10-26 | SGP-1991-R-26724

    These regulations under s.28 of the Radiation Protection Act 1991 (No. 8 of 1991) govern use in the workplace of the following non-ionising radiation apparati: ultraviolet sunlamps; microwave ovens; medical and industrial ultrasound apparati; magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) apparati; entertainment lasers; and high power lasers.

  49. Singapore - Occupational safety and health - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Radiation Protection Act (Commencement) Notification 1991 (No. S 478)

    Adoption: 1991-10-26 | SGP-1991-M-27695

    This Notification under s.1 of the Radiation Protection Act 1991 (Act 8 of 1991) states that the Radiation Protection Act 1991 shall come into operation on 1 February 1992.

  50. Singapore - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Merchant Shipping (Rules - Revocation) Regulations 1990. No. S 96.

    Adoption: 1990-02-02 | Date of entry into force: 1990-03-02 | SGP-1990-R-9814

    Revokes the Merchant Shipping (Fire Appliances - Boats) Rules 1947, the Merchant Shipping (Musters) Rules 1954, the Merchant Shipping (Pilot Ladders) Rules 1954, the Merchant Shipping (Fire Appliances) Rules 1954, the Merchant Shipping (Construction) Rules 1954, the Merchant Shipping (Radio) Rules 1954, the Merchant Shipping (Life-Saving Appliance) Rules 1959, and the Merchant Shipping (Seaman's Lodging House) Rules 1955.

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