Total Workplace Safety and Health Programme

Find out how your company can work hand-in-hand with our service providers to achieve a healthy workforce in a safe workplace.

Programme Overview

Total Workplace Safety and Health (Total WSH) is an approach that looks at work, safety and health together.  It includes:
proactive, broad and integrated assessments of all risks in the workplace; 
safety; and 
occupational health and personal health, which includes mental well-being.

The Total WSH programme is a free programme that pairs companies with Total WSH Service Providers who will work with them to identify health and safety risks in the workplace, and recommend interventions to address the risks. The programme also provides funding for certain interventions.

Who May Apply

You may apply if your company is based in Singapore and employs Singaporeans.

Your admission into the programme will be prioritised if your company belongs to the following sectors:

  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Transport and Storage
  • Food and Beverage
  • Cleaning

Funding

Please see the table below for the funding available for the following interventions.

 

Assessment 

Funding available

Non-invasive health screening

This comprises measurement of blood pressure, height, weight and waist circumference.

  • Free for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents.
  • Free for foreigners as long as there are Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents using the same non-invasive health screening session.

Invasive health screening

This comprises the non-invasive health screening components above, and blood tests for cholesterol and glucose levels.

  • Free for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents aged 40 and above.
  • Free for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents aged 39 and below, if they have been identified to be ‘at higher risk’ upon taking the Ministry of Health’s Diabetes Risk Assessment.
Intervention Funding available
Ergonomics (Assessment + Coaching)
Health & Safety Coaching
Health & Safety Talks
Physical Activity Sessions
Nutritional Activities
Free for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents.
Free for foreigners as long as there are Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents in the same session.

Note: Each session requires a minimum participation of 15 persons.
 
Monitoring & Evaluation Funding Available 
Non-invasive health screening
This comprises measurement of blood pressure, height, weight and waist circumference.

• Free for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents.
• Free for foreigners as long as there are Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents using the same non-invasive health screening session.

Invasive health screening
This comprises measurement of blood pressure, height, weight and waist circumference. End of programme (9-12 months) Assessment, to evaluate outcomes and effectiveness 
Free for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents aged 40 and above.
Free for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents aged 39 and below, if they have been identified to be ‘at higher risk’ upon taking the Ministry of Health’s Diabetes Risk Assessment.

Programme Details

Your Total WSH service provider will guide you through the programme's three steps below, known as AIME:

 

Step

Your service provider will...

Assessment

  • Conduct a walk-through assessment to identify significant risks in the workplace.
  • Identify gaps in WSH management through a WSH questionnaire (PDF).
  • Profile the health status of employees based on a basic health survey (PDF), completed by a representative number of employees.

Intervention

  • Recommend improvements to WSH management.
  • Identify health issues that impact health and safety.
  • Design and introduce broad-based or customised intervention programmes (e.g. work redesign or ergonomics).

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Monitor the progress of intervention programmes.
  • Evaluate their outcomes and effectiveness.

Case Example

One of the construction sites working on the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) project implemented the following interventions, based on findings from their assessment. 

Intervention #1 – Chronic Disease Management
More than 45% of workers were overweight; 50% of workers between 20 to 44 years old complained of at least 1 chronic condition. A targeted chronic disease management intervention programme was introduced to counter poor health as it could result in safety incidents, especially for work-at-height activities.

Intervention #2 – Heat Stress Management
Another area of concern was the constant exposure to sun, resulting in heat stress. Monitoring of wet bulb globe temperature was introduced to better schedule water breaks to prevent heat stress. Water points were also added to improve workers’ access to drinking water throughout the day.

Intervention #3 – Musculoskeletal Conditions Management

More than 10% of the workers were found to have musculoskeletal conditions. These workers suffered from lower back pain which affected their productivity. The site then started an ergonomics intervention programme, which taught workers practical tips like proper manual lifting techniques.

For More Information

Connect with us through our enquiry page ‘Enquire about WSH Council Programmes' and our programme managers will help you start your Total WSH journey!