The National Workplace Safety and Health Campaign and Family Carnival was launched on Saturday, 22 Apr at OCBC Square at the Singapore SportsHub.
Organised by the Workplace Safety and Health Council, National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF), and supported by Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and Workplace Safety and Health Institute (WSHI), the annual National Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Campaign sets the stage for the WSH Council’s year-long outreach efforts to promote safety and health in workplaces.
Reaching out to more than 100,000 employers and employees across all industries, the Campaign announced the WSH message for 2017 and highlight the WSH Council’s plans for the year ahead.
Industry can take reference from the direction and the message, and tap on the materials to organise their own in-house safety activities for employees.
2017 Campaign Message
The Vision Zero movement was launched in 2015 to bring everyone on board to embrace a mindset that all injuries and ill health at work can be prevented.
Riding on last year’s Campaign message, the WSH Council is continuing the momentum of the Vision Zero movement with the same campaign message, “Prevent all injuries. Go home safe and healthy”. The message aims to drive home the importance of taking preventive action as injuries at work not only affect you, but also the people around you.
This year’s Campaign focuses on addressing three key hotspots – Falls, Amputations and On site vehicular hazards. The first phase of this year’s Campaign, Target Zero Falls, was launched on the same day to emphasise falls prevention at workplaces, with the message “I can prevent falls”.
National WSH Campaign Launch and Family Carnival
Taking the form of a family carnival, the event aims to get families involved in WSH and take action to keep them and their families safe and healthy.
The family carnival was made up of three different zones to identify respective clusters of activity and focus:
- Safety and Health at Work
This zone showcased various exhibits relating to safety and health at work. Exhibits such as Safety Starts with Me Competition showcase, Look. Think. Do exhibit panels, George and Hazel, Ken and Friends counters and Job re-design panels WSH Council were displayed..
- Safe and Healthy Lifestyle
In collaboration with Health Promotion Board (HPB), this zone showcased exhibits relating to a safe and healthy lifestyle. Exhibits such as War on Diabetes and iQuit and mini game activities were displayed.
- Target Zero Falls
In support of the launch of the first phase of this year’s Campaign on preventing falls, this zone included exhibits and demonstrations on keeping oneself safe while performing work at heights across various industries.
Equipment such as scissors lift, spider crane, scaffold and lorry crane from various industry key players such as Galmon (S) Pte Ltd, Wong Fong Academy Pte Ltd were found in this zone.
Other exhibitors such as NTUC, 3M, Singapore Institution of Safety Officers (SISO), and PALFINGER Asia Pacific Pte Ltd also participated in this zone.