On the 19th to 23rd September, 2016, Veolia launched its International Health & Safety Week 2016 with the key message “Aiming for ZERO Accidents” and the slogan “Never Again”. This year’s campaign focuses on the deployment of 5 High Risk management standards in areas related to fatalities that occurred in recent years in Veolia worldwide. In addition, Veolia Singapore focused on the 5 Pillars of Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) Culture and effective communication of Always Safe Rules as a continued effort from the 2015 campaign.
In line with these areas of focus, the following were some of the activities carried out during the International Health and Safety Week 2016:
- A video montage of messages on OHS Pillars and Always Safe Rules application, taken earlier from across all levels of the organisation from Country CEO/Director to field crew, was screened to employees throughout the International Health & Safety Week 2016.
- International Health & Safety Week 2016 launched with the extended leadership team of Veolia Singapore, covering 5 OHS Pillars, Always Safe Rules including the launch of a week-long leadership communication exercise, and training by Mike Trench, Regional OHS Advisor, on behaviour based safety observation and High Risk Management Standards Deployment.
- Toolbox briefings were conducted to field crews and depot employees to highlight and emphasize on the Always Safe Rules and Transport Safety.
- International Health & Safety Week 2016 launched the Cleaners’ Safety Guide Book at Public Cleansing Division.
- Training sessions on hot work, confined space safety and defensive driving.
- A Hazardous Material Emergency Drill was conducted at Showa Kankyo Systems (Singapore) Pte Ltd (SKSS).
- Health and Safety Inspections at various operation and work sites.
- Remember Charlie, an autobiographical account by an ex-employee from the oil/petrochemical industry who suffered personal and family tragedies when a major fire occurred at his workplace due to his poor safety attitude was screened to further reinforce the message of individual responsibility for health and safety. The session was concluded with a series of self-reflection questions and an open discussion.