Craig Docherty

CEO/Founder – Fusion Safety Management

Craig is an Occupational Health and Safety professional with 20 years of experience. He has a Science Degree focused around Occupational Health and Safety and is a Charted Professional Member of the Safety institute of Australia.

Craig’s initial involvement with Singapore was in 1998, when he commenced work as the Project Safety, Health and Environment Manager for the build and commissioning of Merck, Sharp and Dohme’s Singapore Chemical production facility located at Tuas. Three years after breaking ground, the project had achieved over 7million work-hours with no lost time incident, receiving one of the early Ministry of Manpower Developer / Project Owner Letters of Commendation.

Craig moved to the US in 2000 taking up the position of Global Construction Safety Manager with Merck. He was tasked to develop and implement a consistent high level approach to Safety across Merck Projects worldwide. This was achieved through a focus on engineering leadership and the development of a generic safety management system structure. (At peak Projects worth two billion USD across approximately 30 countries)

In 2005 Craig was requested by the Singaporean government (Ministry of Manpower) to assist with the implementation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2006. Craig was appointed as the Director OSH Inspectorate and was latter gazetted Deputy Commissioner under the Workplace Health and Safety Act.

During his time at the Ministry, Craig assisted with the transition from the Factories Act to the Workplace Health and Safety Act 2006, and the implementation of new Singapore OSH strategic plan. Craig’s specific responsibilities were to lead a team to enforce Workplace Health and Safety across all business sectors, using both workplace inspections and the investigation of fatal and non fatal accidents as key tools. Craig revised and implemented the new strategic enforcement program, including such programs as business under surveillance; program based engagement as well as improving accident investigation protocols.