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MOM's guide to emergency preparedness at the workplace

Singapore's Ministry of Manpower (MOM) released a guide on 10 January 2019 (Thursday), sharing three necessary steps for workers to take at the workplace in ensuring an effective emergency response plan. The steps are detailed as follows:

Step 1: Design the plan

MOM details six elements of a well-designed emergency response plan, which includes a communication system to disseminate information quickly and effectively, as well as designated safe rooms for hiding.



Further, MOM has stressed that companies should have an SGSecure Rep who can lead initiatives to raise preparedness, activate the organisation's emergency response plan during a crisis, and be the designated point of contact in times of crisis.

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The guide was shared on the same day as another workplace safety initiative - the launch of the Workplace Safety and Health Council's (WSH) Safe Hands Campaign, which aims to reduce machinery-related hand and finger injuries at work.

Minister of State for Manpower  Zaqy Mohamad, who launched the campaign, shared in a Facebook post that despite a drop in the number of hand and finger amputations over the past three years, employers can do more to prevent such injuries.

He also encouraged companies to implement and track pre-emptive measures to ensure everything is in control.

Photo / MOM's LinkedIn page

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