National WSH Campaign
The annual National WSH Campaign sets the stage for the WSH Council's year-long outreach efforts to promote safety and health at the workplace. It is organised by the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Council, and supported by the Ministry of Manpower, National Trades Union Congress and Singapore National Employers Federation.
Launch of National WSH Campaign 2021
On 29 April 2021, close to 850 people joined the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Council in the opening of this year-long National WSH Campaign, which was launched on-site and online for the first time. Carrying the same key Campaign message as last year, “Take Time to Take Care of Your Safety and Health”, this year’s Campaign places the spotlight on WSH ownership and seeks to encourage the industry, employers and employees to set aside ‘Care Time’ to put WSH into action so that everyone can go home safely and healthily to their loved ones every day.
Campaign Launch Programme
|10.30am||Welcome Address by Mr John Ng, Chairman of Workplace Safety and Health Council|
|10.35am||Opening Address by Mr Zaqy Mohamad, Senior Minister of State for Manpower|
|10.40am||Launch of National WSH Campaign 2021|
|10.45am||Commencement of onstage campaign activities|
|11.30am||End of event|
‘Care Time’ is a scheduled time of half an hour every week for workers to assess their surroundings for hazards, or to engage in health activities such as taking a rest, drinking water or doing simple stretching exercises. Workers are encouraged to save ‘Care Time’ in their mobile phone’s calendar, and make a conscious effort to take concrete safety and health actions.
Chairman of the WSH Council Mr John Ng shared in his welcome address how these actions could help workers. He said: “When conducted regularly, these actions become habitual and can improve the worker’s health and heighten his awareness of unsafe acts or conditions in his work environment in the long run.”
Mr Zaqy Mohamad, Senior Minister of State for Manpower, in his opening address, emphasised that “WSH is a collective responsibility” and that everyone must play their part to ensure their workers stay safe and healthy. He urged workers: “Do not be afraid to report unsafe conditions and near-misses to your supervisors. If you see your co-worker working unsafely, you can also speak up and educate them on good safety practices. By doing so, you could save someone else’s or even your own life.” He also reminded employers to be diligent in completing risk assessments, to send employees for regular training, to encourage employees to take time to care for their health, and to listen to employees and take steps to rectify lapses.
The speeches were followed by campaign activities that demonstrated a series of health actions, and entertaining performances to engage our participants. ‘Care Time’ was brought to life by our Campaign personas – Zombie and Raisin – in a live skit which shared the importance of getting enough rest to stay focused at work, and heeding safety measures and not cutting corners at work. The skit concluded with a reminder to everyone to set aside ‘Care Time’ to take care of their own safety and health.
Participate in the National WSH Campaign 2021
Set up Care Time on your employees’ mobile phone calendars
• encourage or help their employees to set up ‘Care Time’ as a weekly reminder on their mobile phones.
• use their company mobile app to push out ‘Care Time’ notification to employees.
• visit www.taketimetotakecare.sg for more ideas on the kind of safety and health actions which their employees can do during their ‘Care Time’.
Simply scan the QR code below and save ‘Care Time’ in your mobile phone’s calendar. Steps on how to do so can be found on the Campaign microsite.
Workers are encouraged to talk to their supervisors if they need to seek their supervisors’ support when setting up their weekly Care Time at work, or to discuss the best possible time period to schedule their ‘Care Time’. Workers should check their company policy on the use of mobile phones at work.
Share Campaign videos with your employees
Learn more about ‘Care Time” through the eyes of our Campaign personas and workers in various workplace scenarios in our light-hearted safety and health videos.
Companies and workers are welcome to share on Instagram and Facebook what they do during their ‘Care Time’ and hashtag “WSHCareTime” in their posts. Their social media posts will be collated on the Campaign microsite to inspire others to do the same.
Take the Campaign persona quiz
Take part in the Campaign persona quiz and discover what your persona is. Find out more on how you can improve your health and lifestyle habits for your safety.