Ms. Audrina Hwee Khim Chua

Deputy Director, Ministry of Manpower, Singapore

Audrina Chua is currently the Deputy Director overseeing operations in the Singapore Occupational Safety and Health Inspectorate. She is an experienced civil servant having served in the Singapore public service for 16 years across a wide range of functions and subject matters; including critical infrastructure protection in the Ministry of Home Affairs, and industry capability building, international collaboration, and foreign workforce policy in the Ministry of Manpower. She is passionate about workplace safety and health (WSH) and has spent 11 years of her career covering various aspects of WSH including industry capability building, policy and planning, international collaboration, investigation, and enforcement operations.

Audrina graduated from Cornell University (USA) with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, and has a Master of Science in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University (USA) and a Master of Business Administration from Nanyang Technological University (Singapore).

TS4 - COVID-19 and the protection of workers : lessons from the global pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has sharply disrupted employment in many countries around the globe. Many millions of workers have adjusted to working remotely from their homes. And many more millions of workers, in sectors designated as essential, have been working in proximity to co-workers and, in some cases, providing services to clients, customers and other members of the public. This technical session will consider 3 dimensions of efforts to protect workers from the risks of COVID-19. A panel of OSH regulators will discuss the novel challenges faced by labour inspection services in the supporting essential workplaces in the adoption of effective infection control practices. A panel of OSH prevention experts will describe the exceptional importance of the global internet to rapidly disseminate guidance from trusted source authorities to hundreds of thousands of workplaces. The session will conclude with a global panel of scientists reflecting on the challenges in precisely identifying workplace transmission of COVID-19. 

Erin Oliver, Canada

Audrina Chua, Singapore
Andrew Curran, United Kingdom
Letitia Davis, United States of America
Siong Hin Ho, Singapore
Janet Mannella, Canada
David Michaels, United States of America
Peter Smith, Canada
Sven Timm, Germany
Jody Young, Canada

Live : 21/09/2021 - 10:00 EDT - 11:45 EDT
Rerun : 21/09/2021 - 20:00 EDT - 21:45 EDT