27 Apr 2020
Ref No.: 270420 (1)
Dear Valued ASPRI Members,
National WSH Campaign 2020
27 April 2020, Ref: 2021011
National WSH Campaign 2020
The WSH Council together with the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and our Tripartite partners from the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF) kick-started this year’s National Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Campaign on the WSH Council’s Facebook on 27 April 2020.
The opening of the Campaign, comprising a series of video posts, featured the welcome remarks by Mr John Ng, Chairman of the WSH Council, and the opening remarks by Mr Zaqy Mohamad, Minister of State for Manpower. Various campaign messages and activities were also posted on the Facebook page.
The year’s Campaign calls upon the industry, employers and employees to “Take Time to Take Care” of their safety and health at work. The emphasis is for everyone to set aside time to care for their health so as to build a safer and healthier workforce at the workplace.
Mr John Ng, Chairman of the WSH Council, said, “I cannot emphasise enough the importance of health.” He added that, “For many of us, COVID-19 has hit us hard. It reminds us that we should take health matters seriously. We have a contracting workforce due to a lower birth rate and many of us desire to work longer. And for this aging workforce to continue to be productive, we must remain healthy. That’s why we urge both companies and workers to embrace Total WSH, as a shared responsibility that reaps mutual benefits.”
Mr Zaqy Mohamad, Minister of State for Manpower, resonates with Chairman’s remarks and shared three ways on improving WSH during this difficult time. Firstly, the Industry can focus on workers’ health. Secondly, the Industry can review and improve their WSH systems and processes. MOS Zaqy said, “With the closure of non-essential workplaces, this is also an opportune time for workers to acquire new WSH skills through training. Tap on the WSH Council’s many training materials and e-learning platforms. By doing so, your workers can be better prepared to meet work demands when operations resume at workplaces.” Thirdly, the Industry can leverage technology to improve WSH performance.
Watch the speech by Mr Zaqy Mohamad, Minister of State for Manpower here.
Watch the speech by Mr John Ng, Chairman of the WSH Council here.
Participate in the National WSH Campaign 2020
Learn from various health topics on Campaign microsite to improve health and safety at work
The WSH Council has created a Campaign microsite with information catered for both employers and employees.
Employers can download and share the Campaign CARE kit with their employees.The kit comes with educational health messages, health tips, and other useful resources. They can adopt the suggested actions to improve employees’ health, and learn about disease and lifestyle management.
Employees can learn about the various health risks in the workplace, take part in the Campaign quiz to discover their persona and receive tips on how they can improve their health and lifestyle habits.
Download WSH Training Materials on Common Hazards in the Workplace
The WSH Council has prepared a series of pictorial training slides to address common workplace hazards. Employers can download the WSH training slides to share with their employees. Employers can also download the new safe distancing poster to facilitate training for their employees.
Download the slides here.
Download the Safe Distancing Pictogram Poster here.