Legal 101: Workplace Safety and Health Issues- Roles of various stakeholders and recent trends on fines imposed
In February 2017, SMRT was sentenced to a record high fine of S$400,000 in their capacity as an employer in relation to a workplace accident resulting in two (2) fatalities. Although the Workplace Safety and Health Act provides for a maximum fine of S$500,000 for first time offenders of workplace fatal accidents, such high fines were previously unheard of.
In Public Prosecutor v GS Engineering and Construction Corp (“GS Engineering”), the High Court laid down the various mitigating and aggravating factors which a sentencing Court will take into account before imposing punishment on an accused company.
In this seminar, we will spend time understanding the decision in GS Engineering and the lessons that can be learnt from the decision.
25 January 2018
|Time||:||1.30pm to 5.30pm (Registration begins at 1pm)|
|Venue||:||Singapore Institution of Safety Officers
167 Jalan Bukit Merah
#02-13 Connection One, Tower 5
|Fees||:||S$80.00* (SISO Member)
*Fee includes GST, light refreshment and training material
|Date||Thu. 25 Jan, 2018|
|Time||1:30 pm - 5:30 pm|