WSH Bulletin, 17 September 2020: Inaugural WSH e-forum to secure the health and mental well-being of healthcare workers in the new normal // WSH Council and SMF organised webinar on SMM for businesses in manufacturing sector // Industry Workshop
17 September 2020, Ref: 2021048
Inaugural WSH e-forum to secure the health and mental well-being of healthcare workers in the new normal
The WSH Council, supported by Tan Tock Seng Hospital, is organising the WSH e-Forum for Healthcare Workers on 25 September 2020.
Since the onset of COVID-19, healthcare institutions have had to cope with the unprecedented challenges and adapt to evolving circumstances almost on a daily basis. During this time, the stress that healthcare workers have to face is insurmountable.
There is now a greater need to protect the health and mental well-being of our healthcare workers. Themed “Taking Care of the Safety & Health of Carers – A New Normal beyond COVID-19”, this e-forum aims to:
| (a) emphasise the importance of WSH amidst handling the COVID-19|
pandemic and operating in the new normal; and
(b) showcase mental well-being programmes and strategies adopted
by healthcare institutions to help staff bcope better during these
extremely challenging times.
|If you are working in a healthcare institution and would like to know how to take care of yourself as well as your fellow healthcare workers, register by 22 September 2020 for the e-forum now.|
WSH Council and SMF organised webinar on SMM for businesses in manufacturing sector
The Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF), in collaboration with the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Council, organised a webinar on Safe Management Measures (SMM) for its association members on 9 September 2020. The half-day online event was attended by 220 participants from the manufacturing sector.
In his welcome address, Mr Douglas Foo, Chairman of the WSH Council (Manufacturing) Committee, emphasised the need for businesses to implement SMM at the workplace and ensure WSH standards remain high, especially during the current COVID-19 situation.
Mr Foo also commended the 382 companies that had stepped forward to pledge their commitment to keep workers’ hands and fingers safe at work since the launch of the Safe Hands Campaign in May 2020. He was heartened with the increase compared to 220 companies last year and encouraged more companies from the manufacturing sector to pledge their commitment towards Safe Hands.
The Ministry of Manpower spoke about SMM requirements at the workplace and how to implement them. Senoko Energy shared how its company has implemented SMM requirements and maintained good WSH standards.
During the webinar, participants also took part in the Campaign persona quiz, to find out how healthy they really are to stay safe at work. As participants candidly shared their results, they also learned more about tips and resources to improve their health, and were reminded to take time to take care of their health and safety at work.
The session ended with an interactive Q&A discussion, where the audience participated actively and gave positive feedback. Many also commented that they had acquired more SMM-related knowledge from this webinar.
Read MOM’s Requirements for Safe Management Measures at the workplace here.
Pledge your company’s support to the Safe Hands Campaign to protect your workers from hand and finger injuries here.
Learn more about managing and improving employees’ health at the workplace from the National WSH Campaign 2020 microsite here.
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