Risk Management: A Legal Requirement & Tool to Increase Productivity & Competitiveness


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This presentation will give a clear perspective of what “Risk Management”, “bizSAFE”, “RMAF” and “ARCs” are all about, how these could help reduce your liability and at the same time increase productivity, giving you an edge over others in business

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Risk Management: A Legal Requirement & Tool to Increase Productivity & Competitiveness

  1. 1. Risk Management A Legal Requirement & Tool To Increase Productivity & Competitiveness. Presented by EMAAN OSH Connect Pte LtdThis set of slides is for public sharing.No prior permission is required from its originator (EMAANOSH Connect Pte Ltd).It can be distributed freely. You may NOT alter it in anywayand you may not charge for it.For any further enquiries or requires the presenter topresent, Contact us @ oshconnect@emaan.com.sg Tel: (65) 62923549, Fax: (65) 62936164
  2. 2. Presenter Profile SALAHUDDIN ABDUL SAMAD BSc Health & Safety (Curtin University of Technology, Australia) Director, Emaan OSH Connect Pte Ltd. Principal WSH Advisor & Trainer, Asdin Associates. Former Factory Inspector (DIS, MOM). WSH Officer, ACTA Certified CB Trainer. Member, Singapore Institute of Safety Officers (SISO) & Association of Professional Trainers, Singapore (APTS).Salahuddin is a former Factory Inspector with the Department of Industrial Safety, Ministy Of Labour (MOL, nowMOM) and has helped many organizations (including MNCs) in developing, implementing and maintaining theirISO14001 Environmental and OHSAS18001 Safety and Health Management Systems since 1997.In those capacities he had also served these organizations as an Associate Safety Manager, SafetyConsultant, Trainer and Advisor. He has also been providing clients with non-statutory WSH-related in-housetraining such as Risk Assessment, Effective Workplace Inspections, Fire Safety Awareness, etc.In consulting, he also provides consultation to workplaces and organizations in developing, establishing andimplementing their workplace safety and health management system capabilities (which includes guidance forcertification to bizSAFE Levels 3 and 5 by the WSH Council), based on the OHS Management Systemcustomized to SS506:2009.
  3. 3. Presentation Objectives • Your legal liability under the WSHA 2006; • Risk Management requirements under the Act; • The benefits of the bizSAFE Programme and how to get “certified”; • The Government’s funding scheme via RMAF, ARC, RMAF Agent; • How Risk Management brings about increased Productivity and helps raise your competitive edge over others. RM a legal requirement Risk Management RA (HI + RE + RC) Eg. Re-engineering Productivity Competitive Edge
  4. 4. IntroductionCome Sep 2011, all remaining industries Alan Greenspan, Ex-Chairman of thewill fall under the enforcement Federal Reserve of the United States remarked:framework of WSH Act 2006 and its • Technically, productivity is the ratio ofrelevant subsidiary legislation. output to input. It is a measure of how efficiently and effectively a• Risk Management is a major requirement business or an economy uses inputs and challenge for SMEs while there are such as labour and capital to produce increased penalties prescribed for non- outputs such as goods and services. compliance. • An increase in productivity means that more goods and services are• Let’s see how we could take advantage produced with the same amount of of risk management for enhancement of labour and capital. It is not about productivity and creating a competitive cutting costs but "doing things right" edge for our businesses. and "doing the right things" to achieve maximum efficiency and value.
  5. 5. Principles of New OSH Framework1. Reduce Risks At Source a. Emphasising on good OSH management systems b. Comprehensive Risk Assessments c. Assigning liability to those who are in control of workplace risks2. Promote Industry Ownership of Standards & Outcomes a. Mindset change from following letters of law to taking responsibility over standards and outcomes.3. Higher Penalties for Poor Safety Management a. Penalties must be sufficient to reflect the cost of poor safety management and deter risk-taking behaviour.
  6. 6. WSHA 2006 & Phases of Implementation A.F.R. per 100,000 workers 2008 = lowered to 2.8 2009 = increased to 2.9 2010 = lower @ 2.2 (LATEST fig.) WSH Act 2006 • Effective 1st March 2006 • Provides for coverage of all workplaces but will be implemented in phases, focusing first on “HOT” industries (Phase 1) such as: • Construction, • Shipbuilding and Ship-Repair andWorkplace Safety and Health Act • Metal-Working. 2006
  7. 7. WSHA & Phases of Implementation WSH Act 2006 Phase 2 = Effective 1st March 2008, 6 new sectors will be covered under WSHA 2006 1. Hotels, Food & Beverage Sectors 2. Services allied to transportation of goods. 3. Landscape Care & Maintenance Service Activities 4. Healthcare Activities 5. Veterinary Activities 6. Waste and Water Management Phase 3 = Effective Sep 2011 all other sectors will be covered under WSHA 2006
  8. 8. WSH Act & Stakeholders ResponsibilitiesWSH Act 2006Enhancements ………..1. Higher penalties for non-conformance (violations);2. Holds everyone (more than one party) potentially liable, including managers and directors;3. More WSH Ownership coverage;4. More Enforcement Tools;5. Shift of mindset Stakeholders“Duty to take, so far as is reasonably practicable, such measures as are necessary to ensure workplace safety and health” ………..……Workplace Safety and Health Act 2006
  9. 9. Principles of New OSH Framework WSHA 2006 A glimpse of what the RM (Effective 1st Mar 2006) Regulations stipulates….. Regn 3 - In every workplace, the employer, self- employed person and principal shall conduct a risk assessment in relation to the safety and health risks posed to any person who may be affected by his undertaking in the workplace. Regn 4 – To eliminate and control risk…. Using the Hierarchy of Controls…… Regn 8 – Penalty for non-compliance …. (a) for a first offence, to a fine not exceeding $10,000; (b) for a second or subsequent offence, to a fine not exceeding $20,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or to both.WSH (Risk Management) Regulations 2006 Effective 1st Sep 2006
  10. 10. bizSAFE JourneySource: WSHC Website at http://www.wshc.sg 2011-01-10 “Building Safety and Health In Your Business”
  11. 11. Source: WSHC Website at http://www.wshc.sg 2011-01-10 “Building Safety and Health In Your Business”
  12. 12. RMAF What is RMAF? Risk Management Assistance Fund • Max. government funding of up to 90% of Consultancy Fees subject to a max. of S$6K. And • Max. claim of S$600/- of 3rd Party Auditing Fee. • However, companies can claim only on the auditing fee (max. S$800) if the services of a Risk Consultant and RMAF Agent is not engaged. • For further information & enquiries do visit • WSH Council at http://www.wshc.sg • Our Website at http://www.oshconnect.com.sg
  13. 13. Risk Management , Productivity & Competitiveness Risk Management NOT Implemented • Loss-time Injury incidents • Work Stoppages – Legal / Investigation / Voluntary • Disruption of work, tasks, processes, delivery, etc. • Loss time in sourcing of injured skilled worker replacement, • Loss-time in re-training new worker • Machinery/equipment down / failure requiring repairs / re-setup • Increased insurance premiums • Workmen’s compensation costs, legal suits, etc • Increased investment costs • Decreased customer satisfaction, confidence, recurring or new orders • Etc. Potential Major Losses
  14. 14. Accidents – Wake up Calls For Employers & StakeholdersALL RIGHTS RESERVED© S4-05B
  15. 15. Accidents – Wake up Calls For Employers & StakeholdersALL RIGHTS RESERVED© S4-05D
  16. 16. Accidents – Wake up Calls For Employers & StakeholdersALL RIGHTS RESERVED© S4-05E
  17. 17. Accidents – Wake up Calls For Employers & StakeholdersALL RIGHTS RESERVED© S4-05F
  18. 18. Risk Management & Productivity • Safer workplace & environment through re-engineering • Work continues without unnecessary disruption • Timely completion of tasks • Achievement of set-targets • Timely delivery of orders • Increased customers’ trust & satisfaction • Increased orders • Increased employees morale • Increased profitability • Increased potential for growth • Ability to use useful WSH-related productivity tools (SWP, PTW, etc) • Reduced costs (compensation, insurance, etc)
  19. 19. How Emaan OSH Connect Can Assist YOU..WSH Professional Courses WSH Consultation• NEBOSH IGC • bizSAFE Levels 3 and 5 • Risk Assessment • other WSH related issues.WSH Courses• bizSAFE Levels 1 & 2 in collaboration with Asdin Associates (an MOM bizSAFE Approved Training Provider• Risk Assessment• Effective WSH Inspections• Occupational First Aiders Course WSH Enquiries • Call us at +65 62923549 • E-mail us at oshconnect@emaan.com.sg • visit our website at http://www.oshconnect.com.sg
  20. 20. Emaan OSH Connect Can Assist YOU..