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Safe Work Procedure

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SAFETY CIRCULAR ON
SAFE WORK PROCEDURES
OSD/SC002/2000

By Occupational Safety and Health Division
Ministry of Manpower


Identification of Hazards and Injuries
Before any work specified in the Twelfth

INTRODUCTION

Schedule is carried out, the potential
Safe work procedures are sequence of

hazards to which persons could be exposed

plan of actions, in consistent with the

at the workplace must be identified. The

generally accepted safe and sound practice,

injuries and harms that could arise from

established for the purpose of carrying out

such hazards must also be identified.

work safely.

Such safe work procedures

should be made readily available at the
workplace.

LEGAL OBLIGATIONS UNDER SECTION
47A OF THE FACTORIES ACT
Section

47A

of

the

Factories

Act

requires that safe work procedures be
implemented for certain types of work
carried out in factories. The types of work
are stipulated in the Twelfth Schedule.

Work at height

Example of such types of work are work in a
confined space and work at a place where a



Elimination of Hazards

person is liable to fall a distance of more

Having identified the hazards that could

than 3 metres or into any substance that is

be encountered in the execution of the

likely

work, appropriate measures must then be

to

cause

drowning,

poisoning,

chemical burns or asphyxiation.

taken to reduce and, where possible,
eliminate such hazards.

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Scope of Safe Work Procedures and
Documentation

work, Job Safety Analysis is normally used

The scope of safe work procedure must



in the work. The process for the Job Safety

to systematically examine the task involved

include:

Analysis involved in a typical work are as

(a)

follows:

the provision of suitable personal
protective equipment to persons
carrying out the work; and

(b)

(a)...