SINGAPORE: A total of 16 organisations and individuals have been recognised for their efforts and commitment to workplace safety and health, the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) said in a news release on Monday (May 16).
According to NTUC, the U SAFE Award was created to encourage more organisations to proactively build stronger workplace safety and health practices that safeguard their working people. This includes empowering their employees to do the same by equipping them with the relevant skills and knowledge to initiate good practices in their areas of work, it said.
One of the recipients is SBS Transit, which displayed a strong level of commitment towards enhancing the health of its employees. NTUC said SBS Transit implemented a nine-month pilot health programme for bus captains, benefitting more than 800 bus captains through health screenings, health coaching sessions and a workplace health risk assessment.
Another recipient of a U SAFE STAR Award is a senior foreman at Sembcorp Marine. In his area of work, Mr Richard Low fabricated a safety barrier on his own initiative to cordon off hazardous areas in the maintenance workshop, NTUC said.
Mr Yeo Guat Kwang, Assistant Secretary-General and Director of the WSH Secretariat at NTUC, said: “When it comes to minimising risks at the workplace, no effort is too small. Whether you are an employer or employee, it is everyone’s shared responsibility to ensure that our workplaces are safe and healthy for fellow employees.
“Through the U SAFE Awards, we hope to not only recognise good WSH practices, but also nurture a culture whereby current practices are constantly redefined and new ideas generated for a safer and healthier workplace.”
U SAFE SPARKS Award Recipients:
Hunting Energy Services (International) Pte Ltd
Jurong Health Services Pte Ltd
Keppel Logistics Pte Ltd
PestBusters Pte Ltd
SEMBCORP MARINE | PPL
SBS Transit Ltd
Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre
YTL PowerSeraya Pte Limited
The award was organised by NTUC, NTUC LearningHub and NTUC’s e2i, in partnership with the Workplace Safety and Health Council.