WSH Bulletin, 27 July 2020: New pictorial training materials on SMM and WSH topics available for download // Maritime industry puts focus on the importance of wearing life jackets to prevent drowning accidents

WSH Bulletin, 27 July 2020: New pictorial training materials on SMM and WSH topics available for download // Maritime industry puts focus on the importance of wearing life jackets to prevent drowning accidents

Jul 27, 2020

27 July 2020, Ref: 2021036

New pictorial training materials on SMM and WSH topics available for download

 

As more businesses resumed activities since Phase 2 of Singapore’s safe re-opening, the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Council strongly encourages employers to continue training their workers to ensure that they work safely and remain healthy. 
 

To better complement and sustain the efforts of employers to train and brief their workers on safety and health measures, the WSH Council has prepared a new series of pictorial training materials on WSH topics, namely Reducing Workplace Risks, Workplace Housekeeping, Fatigue Management, Preventing Musculoskeletal Disorders, Preventing Noise-induced Deafness, Preventing Kitchen Hazards and Safe Riding. 

In addition, we have also prepared pictorial poster and slides for employers to brief their workers on safe management measures that are aligned to the Ministry of Manpower’s Safety Management Measures advisory.

 
  
 

Download the new training slides, which also include videos and other useful resources here.

Download the new pictogram posters here.

 
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Maritime industry puts focus on the importance of wearing life jackets to prevent drowning accidents

 

Working on boats or near bodies of water carries the inherent risk of falling overboard and drowning. Therefore, it is essential for employers and workers to ensure that the necessary precautionary measures are in place to prevent such accidents from happening.
 

However, should a worker fall into the water, one of the ways to mitigate the risk of drowning is for the worker to wear a life jacket. Having a life jacket on could mean the difference between life and death.

 
As part of the industry engagement efforts to prevent the risk of drowning, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, with the support of the National Maritime Safety at Sea Council and the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Council, has developed a poster to remind employers and workers to put on a life jacket whenever they are engaged in work on boats or near bodies of water. These life jackets should also conform to the amended International Life-saving Appliance Code. The posters will be put up across Marina South Pier and distributed to the harbour craft community. 

The WSH Council would like to urge the employers to take time to take care of their workers by educating and reminding them of the importance of wearing life jackets.

 
 
Download the poster here.
 

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