A pilot initiative offering online bite-sized courses on workplace safety for foreign workers was announced on Sunday (May 29) by the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and Migrant Workers’ Centre (MWC).
The initiative is meant to uphold higher workplace safety and health standards among foreign workers here.
Workers can take the courses at their own pace during their free time to learn and refresh their knowledge. More details will be announced at a later date, said NTUC.
This initiative comes after the recent spate of workplace fatalities, which led to a nationwide call for companies to implement a safety time-out to review existing workplace safety and health guidelines.
Currently, all foreign workers must obtain a safety certification either upon arrival in Singapore or when they renew their work passes.
NTUC assistant secretary-general Melvin Yong, who is also MP for Radin Mas, said workplace accidents can be avoided if there is adequate knowledge and awareness of safety and health measures.
He added: “It is our collective responsibility to make sure that our foreign workers are able to work in an environment that is safe and help them stay up to date on the latest safety measures to protect themselves.”