About Us

Find out about the WSH Council’s vision and mission.

About WSH Council

The Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Council is a statutory body under the Ministry of Manpower that is supported by Tripartite Alliance Limited. It works closely with the industry, unions, professionals, trade associations and other government agencies to raise WSH standards in Singapore.

The Council's main functions include:

Vision and Mission

Vision: Healthy Workforce, Safe Workplace.
Mission: To build a healthy workforce and safe workplace by engaging communities to enhance capabilities and embrace best practices

Vision Zero

WSH Council believes that every company should embrace Vision Zero, the mindset that every accident is preventable. It is a mindset shift from fault-finding to one that focuses on finding solutions to prevent injuries and ill health. This can be achieved with the commitment of every stakeholder – employers, workers, unions and the government. Please refer to the following to find out more:
• Vision Zero 
• Jurong Island Vision Zero

WSH 2028

The WSH Council supports the 2028 Tripartite Strategies Committee's strategies and recommendations to bring the workplace fatality rate below 1.0 per 100,000 workers by 2028. Please refer to the following to find out more:

Council Structure

The WSH Council is made up of appointed leaders from the industry, unions, professionals, trade associations and other government agencies.

Board of Directors

Chairman

Mr John Ng Peng Wah

Chief Executive Officer, YTL PowerSeraya

Deputy Chairman

Mr Abu Bakar Bin Mohd Nor

Group Chairman, InfoFabrica Holdings Pte Ltd

Members

Professor Chan Eng Soon 

Provost’s Chair Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, National University of Singapore

Mr Douglas Foo

President, Singapore Manufacturing Federation

Dr Gan Wee Hoe

Head, Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Singapore General Hospital

Mr Simon Goh 

Head, Insurance and Reinsurance, Rajah and Tann Singapore

Er. Ho Siong Hin 

Senior Director (International WSH), Ministry of Manpower

Ms Kwee Wei-Lin 

President, Singapore Hotel Association

Mr Ng Wee Peng, Dave 

Group Chief Executive Officer, Bok Seng Group

Mr Ong Hwee Liang 

Vice-President, NTUC Central Committee

Mr Vincent Phang 

Chief Executive Officer, Postal Services and Singapore, Singapore Post

Mr Wim Roels 

Chief Executive Officer, Borouge Pte Ltd

Mr Silas Sng 

Commissioner for Workplace Safety and Health, Ministry of Manpower

Dr Eugene Fidelis Soh 

Chief Executive Officer, Tan Tock Seng Hospital & Central Health, Singapore

Ms Aileen Tan 

Group Chief Human Resources Officer, Singtel

Mr Daniel T'ng 

Executive Advisor, Special Projects, Property Development Division, City Developments Limited

Mr Yam Ah Mee 

Chief Executive Officer, Sembcorp Design & Construction Pte Ltd

Mr Melvin Yong Yik Chye 

Assistant Secretary-General, National Trades Union Congress

Mr Zee Yoong Kang 

Chief Executive Officer, Health Promotion Board

Committees, Taskforces and Workgroups

The WSH Council works through its committees, taskforces, and workgroups:

Committees

The Executive Committee assists the WSH Council in providing organisational directions, overseeing the implementation of board policies and ensuring good governance practices. It works with the Finance Committee, which advises and assists the Council on financial matters.

The Industry Committees meet regularly to develop initiatives to help their industries. They include:

  • Chemical Industries Committee
  • Construction and Landscape Committee
  • Facilities Management Committee
  • Healthcare Committee
  • Hospitality and Entertainment Industries Committee
  • Logistics and Transport Committee
  • Manufacturing Committee
  • Marine Industries Committee

They are supported by the following Functional Committees:

  • Engagement and Outreach Committee
  • Industry Capability Building Committee
  • Workplace Health Committee

Taskforces

Taskforces focus on hotspots. At the moment, there are two taskforces, namely the WSH Council (Crane and Lifting) and National Work at Heights Safety.

Workgroups

The WSH Council works closely with different workgroups to promote adoption of good WSH practices in their respective communities. An example is the WSH Council (Higher Education and Research) Working Group.