Ref No.: 261118 (2)
Dear Valued ASPRI Members,
Launch of the Jurong Island Vision Zero Cluster
Held on 23 November 2018 at Jurong Town Hall, the launch of the Jurong Island Vision Zero Cluster was attended by more than 100 senior management and Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) personnel of Jurong Island companies and their subcontractors. The Jurong Island Vision Zero Cluster aims to bring together like-minded companies that share a common belief that every workplace injury and ill health is preventable.
Chairman of the Jurong Island Vision Zero Working Group, Engineer Lucas Ng, shared in his welcome address, the five safety and health related attributes that all Vision Zero companies should have – a preventive mindset, to be proactive, to be solution-oriented, to build collective ownership, and to go beyond compliance. He also encouraged companies and stakeholders in Jurong Island to play their part by embracing these attributes to foster a pervasive and progressive WSH culture.
In his opening speech, Minister of State for National Development and Manpower, Mr Zaqy Mohamad applauded companies for committing to being part of the Cluster, and called for more companies to come onboard. He also shared examples of companies who exemplify the five key attributes, and how these companies have one common trait – WSH is the first priority for their senior management. He further highlighted that the cluster approach will present additional benefits to the companies involved, whereby rather than working individually, they can learn from each other’s experiences as well as share best practices and innovations to improve their collective WSH standards.