WSH Bulletin, 18 September 2020: Join the BSG WSH Webinar 2020 to learn how to be H.O.T. // Good practices for safe resumption of work and to minimise resurgence of COVID-19 in the marine industry
18 September 2020, Ref: 2021050
Join the BSG WSH Webinar 2020 to learn how to be H.O.T.
The Bedok Safety Group (BSG) will be conducting a webinar with the support of the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Council on 6-7 October 2020. Themed H.O.T. (Health, Ownership, Technology), this webinar aims to remind companies of the importance of upholding WSH in the midst of managing the pandemic situation.
Touching on health, our speaker from Changi General Hospital will share on the importance of mental resilience and how workers can better manage their mental well-being during this challenging Covid-19 period – a topic which many will resonate with.
Learn how to take ownership in workplace safety from our speaker from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) who will take you through the lessons learnt from the fatal accident case studies. Another MOM speaker will also be talking about the changes in Workplace Injury Compensation Act that took effect from 1 September 2020.
On the topic of technology, get ready to hear from our industry experts from 3M and A*STAR who will share on confined space rescue and equipment, and technologies for enhancing safety respectively. Our speaker from Yokogawa Engineering will also be giving an insightful talk on how safety and performance can be achieved by tapping into immersive technologies.
Participants will find out too if they are healthy enough to be safe at work through an interactive segment.
Good practices for safe resumption of work and to minimise resurgence of COVID-19 in the marine industry
While the number of COVID-19 infections remain relatively low, new clusters are still emerging.
To prevent potential re-emergence of clusters in the marine industry, the WSH Council urges companies to stay vigilant, maintain good workplace safety and health practices, and ensure Safe Management Measures (SMM) are in place.
Through a circular and a Facebook post, the Association of Singapore Marine Industries also reminded the marine industry of the required Safe Management Measures. These measures include controlling access via SafeEntry, ensuring clear demarcation and zoning of areas, as well as the donning of personal protective equipment at the workplace such as safety goggles or face shield, for close contact activities.
In addition, the Maritime Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and the WSH Council would like to recommend additional precautionary measures for workers who have to work onboard ships. These measures include, but are not limited to the following:
• Submission of notification prior to boarding vessels at Singapore‘s anchorages
The WSH Council also encourages companies in the marine industry to tap into available resources to raise WSH awareness at the workplace. This include the poster on the importance of wearing life jackets, developed by MPA with the support of the National Maritime Safety at Sea Council and the WSH Council, and training materials regarding tips on SMM and safe distancing.
Download the “Wear Your Life Jacket” poster here.
Download training materials on SMM and safe distancing, among other WSH topics, here.
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