Dear IOSH Members,
IOSH Singapore Branch is delighted to invite you to join us for our regular networking night on 12 October 2018. We're pleased to invite Joe McWilliam to give a talk, “Disasters – Do they make us safer?” From the earliest times of man – and woman – we have been exposed to risk, and the dangers that go with it. Even the early hunter gatherers had their safety problems. As mankind has progressed and man’s activities have developed and become more sophisticated, so have the risks and the scale of the accidents which have occurred. With the industrial revolution development accelerated as did the scale and number of accidents to go with it. Coal mines, ships at sea, factories, railways etc. This has continued ever since with such famous disasters such as Titanic, Bhopal, Piper Alpha, to name but a few; and always man made. The question is – Disasters – do they make us safer? We learn from the experience – until the next one! Or will our efforts as safety practitioners finally pay off and we won’t have any more disasters?
We'll also have Mr. Vincent Wong to give 'A Brief Overview of Safety & Health in the Semiconductor Industry'. Mr. Vincent Wong is the Workplace Safety and Health Officer and Fire Safety Manager for the Institute of Microelectronics, A*STAR, where he is responsible for all aspects of safety in the plant, including industrial hygiene, process safety and occupational safety. Vincent pivoted from a career in the life sciences to safety some eight years ago and found safety to be his calling. He has a Master’s Degree in Safety, Health and Environmental Technology. He is also a Certified Personal Trainer, First Aid Trainer and Emergency Medical Technician.
Date: 12 October 2018
Time: 6.30 PM - 9.30 PM
Venue: Lifelong Learning Institute Training Room 4-2 (Level 4 from Lift A) 11 Eunos Road 8 Singapore 408601
Light refreshments are provided.
Members enjoy priority, please register your attendance with a valid IOSH membership number to secure a placement. You may register another health and safety peer whom you feel could benefit under your membership number.
Grow Personally, Grow Professionally.
IOSH Singapore Branch Chairman