WSH Bulletin, 18 May 2020: MOM, NTUC and SNEF issue advisory for Safe Management Measures at the workplace after Circuit Breaker period

WSH Bulletin, 18 May 2020: MOM, NTUC and SNEF issue advisory for Safe Management Measures at the workplace after Circuit Breaker period

May 18, 2020

18 May 2020, Ref: 2021118

MOM, NTUC and SNEF issue advisory for Safe Management Measures at the workplace after Circuit Breaker period

 

As announced by the Ministry of Health (MOH) on 2 May 2020, Circuit Breaker measures will progressively ease over the coming weeks and selective economic activities will resume. To prevent the re-emergence of community cases, our workplaces should begin to put in place safe management measures ahead of time.

 

The tripartite partners – the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF) – have issued an Advisory on Safe Management Measures for companies which can resume their operations. The advisory guides companies on how to make safe management practices an integral part of operations, which includes proactively identifying situations and practices which have higher infection risks and implementing appropriate precautions and safeguards at the workplace.

 

Mr John Ng, Chairman of the WSH Council, says, “As companies begin to resume operations and work activities, we must bear in mind that the safety and health of our workers is paramount. I urge companies to adopt the measures recommended by the tripartite partners so that we can provide a safe working environment for our workers and minimise the risk of further COVID-19 outbreaks.”

 

MOM and the Ministry of Trade and Industry have produced an infographic describing the 6 mandatory steps on safe management measures at workplaces for employers when businesses reopen. Download the infographic here.

 
Read MOM’s Requirements for Safe Management Measures at the workplace after Circuit Breaker period here.
 
Read MOH’s announcement on easing Circuit Breaker measures here.
 

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