The Singapore Institution of Safety Officers (SISO) Professional Standard for Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Professionals aims to enhance the competencies and status of WSH practitioners, and uphold high standards in the industry.

The standard was launched at Fullerton Hotel on 30 November 2016. It comes after NTUC Secretary-General (SG) Chan Chun Sing called on industry leaders during a dialogue session in June 2016 to professionalise industry standards.

The standard also came through after SISO tapped on the Labour Movement’s extensive network of unions, enterprises and professional guilds.

SISO President Bernard Soh said: “The WSH profession in Singapore will value-add and play a more significant role in our nation’s drive towards achieving Vision Zero.”

The Vision Zero movement was launched by the National WSH Campaign in April 2015 to rally everyone to be healthy and prevent injuries at work.

For a brief introduction of the SISO Professional Standard for WSH Professionals, please click here to view the short video introduction.