The Petrochemical Industry in Singapore - Ways to Improve Safety
The Petrochemical Industry in Singapore -
Ways to Improve Safety
Purpose of Report
Summary of Main Findings and Recommendations
Purpose of Report
Outline of Report
Methods and Procedures
Criteria for Evaluation
Findings and Discussion
Evaluation of Solutions According to Criteria
Summary of the Problem
Summary of Findings and Discussion
According to the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB, 1998), the petrochemical industry is an essential component of Singapore's manufacturing sector. Basically, this industry specialises in the production of organic chemicals, which can be used as raw materials for other products (Bahrawi & Baumgarten, 2000). In Singapore, the establishment of a petrochemical hub at Jurong Island has contributed significantly to the rapid development of the petrochemical industry (Bhasi, 2002). Its products have also been used to improve the standards of living among Singaporeans. Indeed, the petrochemical industry has provided numerous advantages to the public. However, according to the Ministry of Manpower (MOM, 2001b), increasing accident rates in petrochemical plants have shown that the levels of safety in the petrochemical industry remain unsatisfactory.
2.Purpose of Report
This report aims to show that the risks associated with the petrochemical industry should not be overlooked. Subsequently, solutions will be proposed to minimise these risks.
3.Summary of Main Findings and Recommendations
The following two short-term and two long-term solutions are proposed to alleviate the problem of high risk levels in the petrochemical industry.
1.Stricter Regulations for Handling Chemicals
A common set of regulations for factories in the petrochemical industry can be compiled in the form of a handbook and given to workers. This...
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