$2.7 million funding for SMEs to adopt safety practices at work
More than 100 thousand Small and Medium Enterprises will be able to tap on funding from the Workplace Safety and Health Council, to implement safety practices at work.
Minister of State for Manpower and National Development, Mr Tan Chuan-Jin announced the initiative at the Workplace Safety and Health Awards 2012, which recognises companies with sound safety and health management processes.
The Awards, which is into its sixth year, saw a record 449 applications submitted.
Under the WSH Assist programme, participating SMEs will be eligible for co-funding of up to 80 per cent to engage WSH consultants.
These consultants will visit and review workplaces to help companies develop action plans.
The programme, which will be rolled out by September, will provide 2.7 million dollars of assistance over 3 years.
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