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T012 1-Day Master Class on Best Practices in Occupational Safety & Health - The Singapore Experi


Workshop - 1 Day

Run # 1: 28 September 2017 (Thursday) YANGON

Run # 2: 29 September 2017 (Friday) YANGON

Trainer: Goh Chye Guan

“The first duty of business is to survive, and the guiding principle of business economics is not the maximisation of profit - it is the avoidance of loss” - Peter Drucker

Your organisation is not in the league yet if you are still struggling to maximise profit. In today’s competitive environment, the winners are organisations that know how to avoid losses – losses due to sub-standard occupational safety and health (OSH), quality, and environmental controls.

The Bhopal disaster on 3 December 1984 resulted in thousands of deaths and UD$470 million of direct financial losses by the company involved. The US Texas City Refinery fire and explosion on 23 Mar 2005 killed 15 workers and resulted in US$50 million fine and more than US$1.6 billion of compensation. Closer home, at least 16 workers died on 25 Mar 2015 in a massive scaffold collapse in a seaport project inside an industrial zone in Vietnam.

At National level, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) estimated workplace accidents and ill health caused 4% of global Gross Domestic Product each year. That is a whopping US$3,026 billion based on the World Bank estimate of World GDP of US$75,641 billion for 2016. Another ILO study “Safety in Numbers, Pointers for Global Safety Culture at Work” shows that the competitiveness of countries is inversely proportional to their ability to manage workplace fatal accidents

How then can you plan for better OSH performance standards for your organisation, and for the country as a whole so as to emerge as a winner in this competitive World?

In this 1-day workshop, you will be guided through a process of strategic action planning to arrive at programs and initiatives that will lead to higher OSH performance standards. This process has been used to develop action plan for organisations as well as public agencies at National level.

Learning Outcomes

In this training-lead consultancy workshop, you will be able to:

  • Recognise the human and economic impacts of OSH in a developing economy

  • Identify the current strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of Myanmar OSH landscape

  • Develop a Vision for OSH

  • Identify appropriate Strategic Outcomes

  • Distil relevant strategies from the strategic outcomes

  • Identify OSH programmes and initiatives for action

  • Plan for action to improve OSH performance standards

Who Should Attend

Key policy and decision makers of public and private sector organisations who have responsibilities in National affairs, compliance and oversight, as well as human and labour policy.

Workshop Schedule

  • Introduction and Impact of OSH performance in a growing economy

  • S.W.O.T. Analysis of current OSH landscape in Myanmar

  • Visioning

  • Strategic Outcomes

  • Strategies

  • OSH Programmes and Initiative for next 5 years

  • Putting everything into Action

Workshop Fee

  • USD480 per pax (the fee include 2 coffee-breaks and one buffet lunch at Sule Shangri-la Hotel, Yangon) – before 26 Aug 2017

  • USD500 per pax (the fee include 2 coffee-breaks and one buffet lunch at Sule Shangri-la Hotel, Yangon) – after 26 Aug 201

  • Speak to us if you want this workshop to be held in-house or at a venue of your choice on 30 Sep or 1 Oct 2017

About the Trainer

Chye Guan is currently the Managing Director of SMER Pte Ltd. He has more than 30 years of experience from both the public and private sector in the domain of OSH and risk management.

Chye Guan last held public sector appointment was the Director of the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Council, Ministry of Manpower of Singapore in which he was responsible for the formative years of the WSH Council.

Chye Guan worked in the Ministry of Manpower twice in his career. First from 1985 to 1992 upon his graduation as a Government Scholar from the National University of Singapore. After Nicoll Highway collapsed in 2004, Chye Guan returned to the Ministry and worked there from 2005 to 2011. In this period, he was directly involved in working with the Workplace Safety and Health Council in reforming the OSH framework of Singapore.

Some of his works in this period include the development and implementation of a ten-year National WSH Strategic Plan, bizSAFE (a risk management capability building programme for SMEs), CultureSAFE, Design for Safety, i-Report (an online accident reporting system), WSH Campaign and WSH Performance Awards, just to name a few.

Chye Guan was also responsible in setting up various WSH Industry Committees for construction and landscape, chemical Industries, healthcare, logistics and transport, marine Industries, metalworking and manufacturing, as well as two Task Forces, one for Crane Safety and the other for Work-at-Height Safety.

Chye Guan's private sector experience include being the General Manager of the consultancy arm of Singapore Contractor Association as well as Det Norske Veritas (DNV). During this period, he travelled widely in this region to provide OSH training, auditing and consultancy services to government agencies, onshore and offshore exploration, oil and gas, shipbuilding and repairing, construction, manufacturing, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, and mining industry.

Through his over 30 years of OSH experience, Chye Guan also involved in OSH strategic planning and programmes in several ASEAN OSHNET countries including Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

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