On May 9th, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong had highlighted the alarming number of work-related deaths, 10 of which were in April alone.
The Ministry of Manpower (MOM), along with Workplace Safety and Health Council (WSHC), National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and other industry partners have called for a Safety Time-Out, urging companies to impose a two-weeks safety time-out from Monday, after 10 workplace fatalities were reported last month.
CDAS would like to urge our members and associates, to conduct a two weeks safety time-out effective from 9th May 2022. Workplace Safety and Health is a serious matter, and every life lost is one too many.
Please also refer to the following helpful links and articles
- MOM Press Release Calling on Safety Time-Out – 8 May 2022
- ST Article Covering the Safety Time-Out – 8 May 2022
- Call to Action by Prime Minister on 9 May 2022
- WSHC Resources
- Reminder on Recent Circular on Safe Securing of Cargo
Please do feel free to disseminate this info to urge your friends and colleagues to do the same.
If you would like to share your Safety Time-Out Efforts, do reach out to us as well.
Let us never rest on our laurels and strive towards Zero workplace accidents and deaths, so that everyone can return home safely to their loved ones.
Together, we can make our workplaces a safe and secure one.