20 Aug 2019
Ref No.: 200819 (1)
Dear Valued ASPRI Members
Companies committed to prevent amputations at their workplaces // bizSAFE Awards 2020 – Applications closing soon! // Industry Workshops
More than 100 workers lose their limbs every year in the manufacturing industry.
This prompted the Singapore Metal and Machinery Association (SMMA), Singapore Food Manufacturers’ Association (SFMA) and Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC) to collaborate with the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Council to organise two purposeful workshops for the senior management of their members to raise their WSH awareness and prevent accidents. As a result, more than 50 manufacturing companies pledged their commitment to prevent amputations at work during the workshops on 29 and 30 July 2019.
SMMA’s Vice President Lim Chin Keong and SFMA’s President, Mr David Tan Lye Hock stressed in their opening addresses that “employees are the most important asset of every organisation. When an employee is injured, business operations will be affected”. They therefore urged all employers to show their commitment to provide a safe and healthy environment for their workers at their respective workplaces. The participants also formulated WSH policies for their companies with an emphasis on machinery safety and pledged their commitment to prevent amputations at their workplaces.
The WSH Council is supportive of these outreach events as part of the year-long efforts towards Safe Hands. Organisations can inculcate the importance of WSH to their employees and new hires with these resources:
- Training slides on Common hazards in the food manufacturing sector
- Training slides on Common hazards in the woodworking sector
- Posters on the 6 Basic WSH Rules for Food Manufacturing, Working with Machines and Woodworking
bizSAFE Awards 2020 – Applications closing soon!
The bizSAFE Awards recognise enterprises from the bizSAFE Community who have demonstrated outstanding commitment and dedication to improve their workplace safety and health (WSH) and security capabilities, as well as their peers‘. If your company has shown dedication in raising WSH standards and practices, or has advocated your subsidiaries and contracted companies to improve their WSH, the bizSAFE Awards is
– bizSAFE Partner Award (bizSAFE Partners)
– bizSAFE Enterprise Exemplary Award (bizSAFE STAR)
Download the application form here and submit your application by 30 August 2019
Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Forum on Kitchen Safety
|Date:||26 August 2019|
|Time:||2:00pm – 6:00pm|
|Venue:||Royal Pavilion Ballroom, Level 1|
1 Cuscaden Road,
Organised by the Singapore Hotel Association and supported by the WSH Council, the forum will touch on the importance of kitchen safety, with emphasis on slips, trips and falls prevention for the Hospitality sector. The forum will feature WSH exhibitors, guest speakers from hotels and a panel discussion of 4 celebrity chefs on kitchen WSH topics.
Get more information here.
Asia Pacific OHS Training Convention 2019
|Date:||30 August 2019|
|Time:||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Venue:||The Fullerton Hotel Singapore|
1 Fullerton Square,
The 3rd edition of Asia-Pacific OHS Training Convention 2019, themed “Towards the Next Frontier in Training Innovation”, jointly organised by WSH Council and SISO, and supported by MOM serves as a platform for training professionals, government officials and international WSH thought leaders to share new OHS developments for advancement of practices in the area of learning and development in the Asia-Pacific region.
Get more information here
5th Global Summit on Process Safety
|Date:||22 – 23 October 2019|
|Time:||8:00am – 5:00pm|
|Venue:||Resorts World Sentosa|
8 Sentosa Gateway
The 5th CCPS Global Summit on Process Safety will focus on advancing the five industry tenets and four societal themes of CCPS Vision 20/20 with the aim of transforming this vision into result-oriented actions for achieving process safety excellence.
Get more information here.