Singapore WSH Conference 2020
SLA is one of the supporting organisations for the Singapore WSH Conference 2020 that was held virtually on 17 and 18 November 2020. The conference was attended by over 1,800 participants from Singapore and across the Asia Pacific, including Japan, South Korea, and Australia. The importance of workplace safety and health has come to the fore in 2020, especially the wellness, safety, and mental well-being of our employees.
During the Opening Address, Mrs Josephine Teo, Minister for Manpower and Second Minister for Home Affairs, reiterated that it is now more crucial than ever for everyone to step up in the areas of workplace health, technology and ownership as we have witnessed how a public health crisis can cripple businesses and economies. She stressed on the importance of employers taking care of their employees’ mental well-being and ensuring that they have adequate rest outside work hours. She also encouraged companies to adopt technology in advancing WSH outcomes and every one to personally own WSH and make WSH their way of life.
Mr Zaqy Mohamad, Senior Minister of State for Manpower, closed the Conference, stressing on the importance of enhancing the workers’ mental health. Mr Zaqy also described how the International Advisory Panel for Workplace Safety and Health has called for greater accountability by company leadership, supporting the development of an Approved Code of Practice to educate and engage company directors on their responsibilities and the ways to ensure WSH risks are effectively managed.