Stop work orders, fines given to 2 companies after unsafe conditions found in workplaces

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SINGAPORE: Two companies have been fined and issued stop-work orders after safety inspections found unsafe conditions at their workplaces, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said on Thursday (Aug. 4).

The ministry said in a Facebook post that to curb the spike in workplace fatalities, it has stepped up enforcement efforts and imposed tougher penalties on companies with bad workplace safety and health practices.

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Recent inspections found unsafe conditions in the workplaces of two companies: CAD Associates and KHC Development.

CAD Associates was fined S$21,000 and KHC Development was fined S$20,000. Both were given stop work orders.

To lift the stop work orders, these companies must correct any unsafe working conditions, engage external auditors to review their workplace safety and health management systems, and develop action plans based on the audit findings.

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They should also install closed-circuit television cameras in places where high-risk activities are performed, MOM said.

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