No. S 516
Workplace Safety and Health Act
(CHAPTER 354A)
Workplace Safety and Health
(Medical Examinations)
Regulations 2011
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 65 of the Workplace Safety and Health Act, the Minister for Manpower hereby makes the following Regulations:
PART I
preliminary
Citation and commencement
1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Workplace Safety and Health (Medical Examinations) Regulations 2011 and shall come into operation on 10th September 2011.
Definitions
2.  In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires —
“compressed air” means air that is mechanically raised to a pressure higher than atmospheric pressure at sea level;
“designated workplace doctor” means a medical practitioner registered as a designated workplace doctor in accordance with Part III;
“hazardous occupation” means any of the occupations referred to in regulation 3;
“responsible person”, in relation to a person employed in any hazardous occupation, means —
(a)the employer of that person; or
(b)the principal under whose direction that person is employed in any hazardous occupation.
Application
3.  These Regulations shall apply to all workplaces in which persons are employed in any hazardous occupation, being any occupation involving —
(a)the use or handling of or exposure to the liquid, fumes, dust, mist, gas or vapour of arsenic, cadmium, lead, manganese or mercury or any of their compounds;
(b)the use or handling of or exposure to the fumes or vapour of benzene, perchloroethylene, trichloroethylene, organophosphates or vinyl chloride monomer;
(c)the use or handling of or exposure to tar, pitch, bitumen or creosote;
(d)the use or handling of or exposure to the dust of asbestos, raw cotton or silica;
(e)exposure to excessive noise; or
(f)any work in a compressed air environment.
Made this 8th day of September 2011.
LOH KHUM YEAN
Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Manpower,
Singapore.
[C010-048-00012; AG/LLRD/SL/354A/2010/2 Vol. 1]
(To be presented to Parliament under section 65(8) of the Workplace Safety and Health Act).