11 May 2021
Ref No: 110521 (1)
The National WSH Campaign 2021, which is supported by the Ministry of Manpower, National Trades Union Congress and Singapore National Employers Federation, was launched on 29 April 2021. This year’s Campaign introduces ‘Care Time’, a simple act to remind the industry and members of the public to set aside time to take care of their safety and health at work throughout the year.
‘Care Time’ is a scheduled time every week where workers are encouraged to focus on safety and health actions. These actions could be doing stretches or simple exercises; or pausing work to identify unsafe acts or conditions and reporting these hazards to supervisors. Workers are encouraged to set up a weekly ‘Care Time’ reminder and make it a habit to take care of their safety and health while at work.
Scan the QR code below and save ‘Care Time’ in your mobile phone’s calendar. Steps on how to do so can be found on the Campaign microsite.
- Encourage or help employees to set up ‘Care Time’ as a weekly reminder on their mobile phones.
- Use their company mobile app to push out ‘Care Time’ notification to employees.
- Visit www.taketimetotakecare.sg for more ideas which employees can do during ‘Care Time’.
Workers are encouraged to talk to their supervisors if they need to seek their supervisors’ support before setting up weekly ‘Care Time’, or to discuss the best possible period to schedule ‘Care Time’. Workers should check their company policy on the use of mobile phones at work.
This year’s two Campaign videos explain ‘Care Time’ through the eyes of our personas and workers in various workplace scenarios using light-hearted humour. Whether it is to take time to check for hazards or to take a break from work to rest and hydrate the body, the safety and health Campaign videos seek to remind everyone to set aside time weekly to carry out the safety checks and health-related activities. Companies can share the videos with their workers and visit www.taketimetotakecare.sg to find out more about the kind of safety and health actions they can do during ‘Care Time’.
Companies and workers are welcome to share on Instagram and Facebook what they do during ‘Care Time’ and hashtag “WSHCareTime” in their posts. Their social media posts will be collated on the Campaign microsite to inspire others to do the same.
Together we can create safer and healthier workplaces for everyone.
Our Warmest Regards,