Safe Hands Campaign 2021
There has been a trend of amputations occurring once every three days within the manufacturing, construction and marine sectors. As such, the prevention of hand injuries continues to be an area of focus for workplace safety and health (WSH).
Losing a finger, a hand or any part of your body is detrimental, and severely impacts the livelihoods of workers.
Opening of Safe Hands Campaign 2021
In collaboration with the Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF), the WSH Council has kickstarted the Safe Hands Campaign 2021. This year’s campaign continues to raise awareness of machinery safety, and the preventive measures that can be put in place by the industry. It also serves as a reminder to everyone on the importance of protecting our hands while at work. While we work amidst the new normal, we must not forget that WSH remains an important pillar in every workplace.
The Safe Hands Campaign will be held as a webinar on 25 March 2021 at 10am. The Campaign programme is as follows:
• Welcome Address by Mr Douglas Foo, President, SMF
• Opening Address by Mr Zaqy Mohamad, Senior Minister of State for Manpower
• Launch of Safe Handling of Machinery Video
• Virtual Site Tour of 3M, led by SMS Zaqy Mohamad
• Sharing of 3M’s Safe Hands Programme
How to participate in the Safe Hands Campaign 2021
Pledge your support
Pledge your company’s support for Safe Hands to help prevent hand injuries and amputations. Be committed to take steps to identify possible machinery hazards and adopt measures to eliminate or minimise the risks for your workers at the workplace.
Watch and share Campaign video
Aligned with the National WSH Campaign’s call to “Take Time to Take Care of Your Safety and Health”, the WSH Council has produced a video reminding manufacturing workers how poor health from e.g. not drinking enough water can affect their focus, and in turn lead to hand injuries.
View the video on the WSH Council's social media platforms such as Facebook and YouTube.
Take the Campaign persona quiz
Take part in the Campaign quiz and discover what your persona is. Find out more on how you can improve your health and lifestyle habits for your safety.
Resources for Employees
- Safety Card: 6 Handy Tips for Safe Hands
- ABC Checklist: Working Safely with Machines
- ABC Checklist: Working Safely with Non-powered Hand Tools
- WSH Video: Shoelaces
- WSH Video: I Can Prevent Hand Injuries
- Poster: I Can Prevent Hand Injuries
- Poster: LOOK THINK DO – 6 Basic WSH Rules for Working with Machines (English | Mandarin)
- Sticker: Prevention of Hand Injuries
Resources for Employers
Employers should walk the ground regularly to recognise, identify, manage and control any amputation hazards caused by the mechanical components of machines; and address these safety hazards through improved work practices and administrative controls.
Employers are strongly encouraged to tap into the following resources:
WSH Safe Hand Kits for Food and Beverage Manufacturing
Training slides for Food Manufacturing
Case Studies for Food Manufacturing
6 Basic Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Rules for Food Manufacturing
WSH Safe Hand Kits for Metalworking
Safe Operation of Machines for Metalworking Sector
Case Studies for Metalworking Industry
6 Basic WSH Rules for Working with Machines (English | Mandarin)
WSH Safe Hand Kits for Woodworking
Training Slides for Woodworking
Case Studies for Woodworking
6 Basic Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Rules for Woodworking
Employer’s Kit on how to create a healthier, safer and more productive workforce for their business.