WSH e-Forum for Food and Beverage Industry and Slips Trips and Falls Campaign 2021 Launch
17 Jun 2021
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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The WSH e-forum for the Food and Beverage Industry was held virtually on 17 June 2021 in conjunction with the Slips, Trips and Falls (STFs) Campaign 2021 which aims to promote the co-creation of safe workplaces by encouraging companies to set and fulfil an STF resolution to take time to check, clean and share to minimise or eliminate STF incidents together with their workers.
The STF Campaign was launched at the WSH e-forum which was organised by the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Council and supported by the Food and Beverage Management Association (FBMA), Restaurant Association of Singapore, Singapore Chefs Association (SCA), Singapore Hotel Association and SHATEC. This year’s e-forum for F&B industry aims to strengthen WSH ownership, enhance focus on workplace health, and promote technology-enabled WSH. The forum was attended by over 300 senior management, executives and safety professionals from various industries, with the majority hailing from the F&B industry.
Chairperson of the WSH Council Hospitality and Entertainment Industries (H&EI) Committee, Ms Kwee Wei-Lin in her welcome address encouraged the industry to embrace and adopt technology to maintain productivity and WSH, in light of the manpower constraints caused by measures implemented to curb the pandemic.
Mr Zaqy Mohamad, Senior Minister of State for Manpower, highlighted in his opening address that the number of STF injuries at the F&B workplace have been increasing over the past few years, with an increment rate of 12% annually from 2016 to 2019. He emphasised that to arrest this increasing trend, the F&B industry needs to be equipped with effective approaches to tackle STFs.
A series of STF case studies and preventive measures was also shared by the Ministry of Manpower. Speakers from FBMA and SCA shared their best practices to improve kitchen safety. The forum was rounded off with a lively sharing by Neo Group on how the company achieved its WSH goals through a combination of management and technological methods.
Read Opening Address at the Workplace Safety and Health e-Forum for the Food & Beverage Industry and Slips, Trips and Falls Campaign Launch 2021 by Mr Zaqy Mohamad, Senior Minister of State for Manpower
Welcome Address by Ms Kwee Wei-Lin, Chairperson, WSH Council (Hospitality and Entertainment Industries) Committee, at the WSH e-Forum for the Food and Beverage Industry and Slips, Trips and Falls Campaign Launch 2021.
Participate in the Slips, Trips and Falls Campaign 2021 to protect your workers
This year’s STF Campaign aims to promote the co-creation of safe workplaces by encouraging companies to set and fulfil an STF resolution to take time to check, clean and share to minimise or eliminate STF incidents together with their workers.
Start by setting a company-wide resolution on the STF Campaign webpage. The completed STF Resolution form will be sent back to you to share with your employees, and as a record and reminder to put your resolution into actions.
Check out the Campaign webpage for the safety actions and preventive measures which you can put in place in the workplace for your workers. Download sector-specific posters (Logistics and Transport industry, Facilities Management sector, and Food and Beverage industry), pictogram warning signages and other STF prevention resources from the webpage.
Watch the STF Resolution infographic video and set your company’s STF Resolution. Check out the STF Campaign 2021 webpage.