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  • Requirements for Safe Management Measures at the Workplace [New 24 Mar]
  • From working from home to be more flexible, hybrid way of working 
  • 75% of employees can be at workplace
  • Social and recreational gatherings of up to 8 persons may resume
  • Split team arrangements and time limit for employees at workplaces lifted
  • Employers to remain vigilant 
  • Continue to implement SMMs
  • Adhere to safe distancing and capacity limits for events; avoid holding events over mealtimes
  • Updated measures take effect 5 Apr, enforcement action will be taken against non-compliant employers.

[For more details: https://www.mom.gov.sg/covid-19/requirements-for-safe-management-measures]

 

  • First SGUnited Jobs and Skills Placement Partner appointed to provide specialised assistance to local jobseekers [New 22 Mar]
  • Adecco Personnel Pte Ltd, an employment agency (EA) is appointed as the first SGUnited Jobs and Skills Placement Partner
  • Local jobseekers will now have an additional avenue to access professional career matching services and opportunities
  • Initiative complements the Government’s existing job matching efforts and augments overall placement capacity
  • Selected EAs that have demonstrated the ability to hire fairly will be appointed as Placement Partners
  • Appointed Placement Partners will receive fees for the placement of mature jobseekers, long-term unemployed jobseekers, or persons with disabilities into qualifying jobs, traineeships, and attachments.

[For more details: https://www.sgpc.gov.sg/media_releases/mom/press_release/P-20210322-1?authkey=a53f2292-01d2-4803-9dbf-24685b0d194b]

 

  • Greater Vigilance Needed with Workplace Injury Rate Returning to Pre-COVID Levels in Late 2020 [New 19 Mar]
  • Total number of workplace injuries for 2020 fell by 18% and workplace fatalities reduced
  • Lower number of injuries in 2020 due to Covid-19 work stoppages
  • However, the number of workplace injuries reverted to pre-COVID levels by the fourth quarter of 2020
  • Fatal injuries
  • Leading causes continue to be ‘Falls From Height’ and ‘Vehicular incidents’ 
  • Contributed to 40% of all fatal workplace accidents last year
  • Major and minor injuries
  • Slips, Trips and Falls (STF) and Machinery Incidents remained the leading causes of non-fatal injuries
  • Contributing to nearly 50% of all major injuries last year
  • Construction remains top contributor despite work stoppages, Manufacturing a growing area of concern
  • MOM urges companies not to neglect WSH while balancing project schedules and manpower constraints. 

[For more details: https://www.mom.gov.sg/newsroom/press-releases/2021/0319-wsh-report-2020]

[WSH Report 2020: https://www.mom.gov.sg/-/media/mom/documents/press-releases/2021/0319-annex-a—workplace-safety-and-health-report-2020.pdf]

 

  • Queries on Covid-related matters