To raise awareness on machinery safety and preventive measures that can be put in place in, the SMF, together with Workplace Safety and Health Council (WSHC), launched the Safe Hands Campaign virtually, with the first campaign on 19 May 2020. The campaign also serves as a reminder on the importance of protecting our hands while at work. Almost 300 companies pledged their commitment to prevent hand injuries in the workplaces during the 2020 campaign and were acknowledged during the campaign.
The Safe Hands Campaign 2021 was launched on 25 March 2021 as a webinar, with 450 industry professionals in attendance. SMF President Mr Douglas Foo gave his welcome address in which he shared how companies can improve workplace safety and health with implementations of Industry 4.0 technologies. Senior Minister of State for Manpower Mr Zaqy Mohamad delivered the opening address and conducted a site tour at 3M Innovation Singapore Pte Ltd to showcase their WSH practices.
The loss of one finger, even a part of a finger, not only causes pain to a person. It is detrimental to one’s livelihood and causes physical and emotional turmoil to not just the victim, but also to his or her family. Therefore, continue to stay vigilant in protecting our hands and strive towards the goal of zero accidents. Lend a helping hand to one another by watching out for potential dangers. Let us not let familiarity cause us to neglect the dangers in the workplace.
SMF President Mr Douglas Foo gave the opening address at Safe Hands Campaign 2020 as Chairman of WSHC (Manufacturing) Committee. Almost 300 companies pledged their commitment to prevent hand injuries in the workplaces.