WSH Bulletin, 2 September 2020: WSH Forum for L&T Sector went virtual and kickstarted the Drive Safe, Work Safe Campaign // Migration period extended for SS 506 Part 1 and OHSAS 18001
2 September 2020, Ref: 2021044
WSH Forum for L&T Sector went virtual and kickstarted the Drive Safe, Work Safe Campaign
More than 300 senior managers, supervisors and safety professionals attended the very first Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) e-Forum for the Logistics and Transport (L&T) Sector, organised by the WSH Council, on 1 September 2020. This e-forum also kickstarted the WSH Council’s Drive Safe, Work Safe Campaign 2020 with a short video that reminded workers to take care of their health to prevent vehicular accidents.
In his opening remarks, Mr Dave Ng, Co-Chairman of WSH Council (L&T) Committee, reminded the industry of the importance of upholding WSH amidst managing the pandemic situation. Mr Ng also shared about the incorporating of fleet safety management solutions in the refreshed Logistics Industry Digital Plan. He encouraged SMEs to tap into the government’s Productivity Solutions Grant for funding support in the adoption of these solutions.
The audience also took away learning points on good WSH practices shared by the guest speakers:
|• Representatives from Sin Chew Woodpaq Pte Ltd and the Ministry of Manpower|
shared on the integration of Safe Management Measures (SMM) into WSH and
how its implementation looked like on the ground, as well as some of the
common contraventions identified during the SMM inspections respectively.
• YCH Group Pte Ltd has leveraged technology by adopting the Automated
Storage Retrieval System (ASRS) to better manage its warehouse operations
and uphold safety. Unlike conventional methods of warehousing, the ASRS operates
in a human- and traffic-free environment, thus eliminating common warehousing
risks such as working at height for cargo inspection and order picking, incidents
caused by poor traffic management within the worksite, and the risk of objects
falling. The ASRS also prevents the spread of COVID-19, since its operation
requires minimal human contact.
During the e-forum, 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 learned more about tips and resources to improve their health, and were reminded to take time to take care of their safety and health at work.
Special recognition was also given to the companies and project teams that participated in the WSH Innovation Awards 2020 for the L&T Sector.
|Participate in the Drive Safe, Work Safe Campaign|
|Watch and share the campaign video|
Aligned with the National WSH Campaign 2020’s call to “Take Time to Take Care of Your Safety and Health”, the WSH Council has produced a video reminding drivers of how poor health – from not getting enough sleep or rest – can affect their focus and in turn lead to vehicular accidents.
|View the video on the WSH Council’s social media platforms such as Facebook and YouTube.|
|Campaign persona quiz|
|Take part in the Campaign quiz, discover what your persona is and receive tips on how you can improve your health and lifestyle habits.|
|Download resources on vehicular safety|
The WSH Council has also produced pictorial training materials such as slides and posters for drivers on the following topics:
– Loading on vehicles
– Vehicular accidents
– Fatigue Management
|Download the pictogram posters here.|
|For more resources on vehicular safety, visit the Drive Safe, Work Safe Campaign 2020 webpage here.|
Migration period extended for SS 506 Part 1 and OHSAS 18001
In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Singapore Accreditation Council has announced that the transition period for migrating certifications from SS 506 Part 1 and OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001 has been extended till 30 September 2021.
The Workplace Safety and Health Council will adopt the same guideline and companies can apply/renew their bizSAFE STAR applications with valid SS 506 Part 1 and OHSAS 18001 during this transition period.
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