29 Apr 2019
Ref No.: 290419 (1)
Dear Valued ASPRI Members,
Launch of the National Workplace Safety and Health Campaign and Fun Walk 2019
The National Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Campaign 2019 was launched on 20 April 2019 with a Fun Walk at Gardens by the Bay East. Some 1,000 participants took part in the event.
This year’s Campaign continues to call upon the industry, employers and employees to “Take Time to Take Care of Your Safety and Health”. Mr John Ng, Chairman of the WSH Council, said companies need to be intrinsically motivated to prevent accidents and keep their workforce healthy. He highlighted to participants the words “Bro”, “Eh”, “Oi” and “Hey” seen on signages at the Fun Walk are simple expressions of care which we often use to address our friends and colleagues. He hoped that such simple expressions can spark a movement to get everyone to shout out a word of care when they see a colleague about to do something unsafe. Mr Ng said that this year’s campaign “A Word of Care” aptly supports our aspiration for WSH 2028 as we encourage companies to drive a culture of care, trust and prevention.
Guest-of-Honour Mr Zaqy Mohamad, Minister of State for Manpower and National Development, highlighted the relevance of the event in strengthening WSH ownership and enhancing focus on workplace health in line with the WSH 2028 strategies. He said, “Achieving good WSH requires a collective effort. When employers, supervisors and workers own and practise WSH in a committed manner, improvements in WSH can be sustained. That all of you are joining us for this Fun Walk shows that you are committed to the WSH cause.” The 3.5km Fun Walk marks the launch of the National WSH Campaign reinforcing the importance of taking care of our workers’ health.
The activities at the event include a showcase of winning entries of the “Safety Starts With Me” Competition and WSH 2028 strategy map. Fun Walk participants were encouraged to pen their word of care on activity panels. Free health checks were also available.
n conjunction with the Campaign launch, WSH Council has produced a new video to illustrate this simple act of “A Word of Care” and how co-workers can start caring for those around them in their daily work activities at the workplace
Industry and members of the public will get to see messages on “A Word of Care” through various publicity channels such as print and digital advertisements, and outdoor media.
The National WSH Campaign 2019 is organised by the Workplace Safety and Health Council and supported by the Ministry of Manpower, National Trades Union Congress and Singapore National Employers Federation.
Show your support for the National WSH Campaign 2019
Download and share promotional video and posters
Download the new series of campaign posters here:
Organise your own in-house safety campaign
Companies can make use of WSH Council’s suite of resources to run their own in-house campaigns to encourage their workers to join the movement of demonstrating “A Word of Care” and drive a culture of care, trust and prevention.
Learn WSH through “Safety and Health with George and Hazel” e-learning module
“Safety and Health with George and Hazel” is an online e-learning module to provide workers with the basic knowledge and awareness on Workplace Safety and Health hazards, preventions and risks control measures to keep them safe and healthy. Over 11 topics are available including chemical safety, working at heights, slips, trips and falls, and traffic safety.
Put up Safety Starts with Me Competition 2019 Showcase
Enhance employees’ learning through creativity from the winning entries of the Competition. Riding on the theme “Take Time to Take Care of Your Safety and Health”, the annual “Safety Starts with Me” Competition aims to raise WSH awareness by encouraging the industry and community to showcase their creativity in spreading the WSH message. A total of 1,401 entries were received this year, with 49 winners walking away with attractive cash prizes
Email email@example.com to bring “Safety Starts With Me” Competition Showcase to your workplace
Display the National WSH Campaign Banner
Companies are encouraged to display the WSH Council’s “Take Time to Take Care” banner at their workplaces to remind workers to take care of their safety and health.