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Mercer Asia Pacific Health, Safety and Environment Network establishes Singapore chapter

  • 18-July-2013
  • Singapore, Singapore

Mercer, a global leader in human resource consulting, has been running its Asia Pacific Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) network since 2006 bringing together senior regional Asia Pacific HSE practitioners from large global corporations. Mercer recently announced the Singapore chapter of this forum in light of the government's renewed focus on workplace safety & health issues and the strong presence of leadership of the multinational corporations in Singapore. To be held on 25th July at the Marina Mandarin, this year's forum will be opened by Professor David Chan who is a Director of the Behavioural Sciences Institute, a Lee Kuan Yew Fellow at Singapore Management University and a member of the Governing Board of the Singapore Workplace Safety and Health Institute.

Commenting on this development, Norman Tan, Mercer's Asia Pacific HSE Network Leader said, "Our forum members including the likes of Cargill, Merck, GE, Chevron, Baxter, Johnson & Johnson and Siemens are all looking forward to the Singapore event. We have lined up thought leaders on the subject such as Prof David Chan and Prof Chia Kee Seng, Dean, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore. Our aim is to bring together industry leaders responsible for health, safety and environment for thousands in their workforce and provide them with a unique platform to address critical issues on HSE and integrate global thinking and local action by sharing best practices and contextualizing strategies for improving collective HSE performance."

Professor Chan, better known for his seminal work in behavioural sciences, is will discuss why and how organizations and governments should go beyond economics and engineering to take into account the socio-psychological contexts that influence how people think, feel and behave in the work environment.

Mr Qin Zhigang, Asia HSE Director for General Electric noted, "As a company with diversified and fast growing businesses in Asia, we have experienced an increased need for upgraded HSE solutions especially with the evolution of HSE over the past ten years. We appreciate the cohesive inter-company cooperation for emerging HSE issues, as well as legal and technical insights for burgeoning HSE laws and policies from Mercer Networks Asia Pacific HSE Group, which we believe, is a great platform to address that need."

 

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Mercer is a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement, and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth, and performance of their most vital asset — their people. Mercer's more than 20,000 employees are based in 42 countries, and the firm operates in over 130 countries. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), a global team of professional services companies offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy, and human capital. With 53,000 employees worldwide and annual revenue exceeding $10 billion, Marsh & McLennan Companies is also the parent company of Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and risk management; Guy Carpenter, a global leader in providing risk and reinsurance intermediary services; and Oliver Wyman, a global leader in management consulting. For more information, visit www.mercer.com. Follow Mercer on Twitter @MercerInsights.

 

About Mercer Asia Pacific Health, Safety & Environmental Forum
The Asia Pacific Health, Safety & Environmental Forum brings together regional Asia Pacific vice presidents, directors and managers responsible for health, safety and/or environmental programs in this most dynamic region. This multi-industry forum offers member organizations the unique opportunity to network and communicate openly with their experienced professional peers on critical issues regarding health, safety and environment; sharing pertinent strategies in improving HSE performance and practical expertise in order to learn and stay abreast of recent developments due to the diverse HSE maturity phases and cultural differences and expectations in the Asia Pacific region.

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