Prevention of Infectious Diseases

Workplaces are one of the most common places to spread infectious diseases, such as coronaviruses, influenza, and tuberculosis.  These diseases can affect our well-being, our colleagues, our loved ones, and the wider community.  It is essential to understand how each of us can prevent the spread of infectious diseases and well as effectively address other related issues like anti-microbial resistance, stigmatisation, and prejudice in the workplace.

SNEF provides the following programmes which your workplace may consider as part of your workplace safety and health programmes, to raising awareness as in recognition to World TB Day or World AIDS Day, as a refresher to prepare staff to return to the workplace safely, or to support the elimination of disease-related stigmatisation, and prejudice in the workplace.

 

Talk on Workplace Infectious Diseases

Objective: To refresh, reinforce, and add-on to participants current knowledge on the prevention of infectious diseases in the workplace.  The topics which would be covered include the chain of infection, prevention measures, and stigmatisation.

Target Audience: All staff in general

Duration: 1.5 hours

Venue: Virtual or at your workplace (subject to the prevailing safe management measures)

Date & Time: Based on your organisation’s preference (subject to speaker availability)

Type: In-house (each session exclusive to your workplace)

Indicate your interest here to schedule a session or for enquiries

 

Workshop on Workplace Infectious Diseases

Objective: Participants will gain a broad understanding on the management of infectious disease, knowledge on handling potentially difficult situations involving infectious diseases and employees, as well as skills and knowledge on how to implement or update workplace policies, procedures, and programmes to ensure the proper compliance to prevent the spread of infectious diseases and employment laws & regulations.

Target Audience: Directors, managers, HR personnel, and supervisory staff

Duration: 3 hours

Venue: Virtual or SNEF Paya Lebar Square (subject to the prevailing safe management measures)

Date & Time: Refer to registration webpage

Type: Public run

Register via our EventBrite webpage

 

Video Screening on HIV Awareness

Objective: Local and overseas qualitative studies have highlighted that those diagnosed with late-stage HIV cite perceived workplace stigmatisation and discrimination as one of the reasons for not getting tested earlier. Removing stigmatisation and discrimination would encourage earlier testing and treatment, which has been shown to be highly effective in preventing onward transmission. As part of efforts to help Singapore achieve its commitment to eliminate the spread of HIV, SNEF, HPB and NCID have developed a short video to promote HIV awareness, reduce stigmatisation and discrimination in workplaces.

Target Audience: All staff in general

Type: Self-initiated

Mode: Screened on any digital signage available at your workplace (e.g. along walkways, office lobbies, in lifts, on shuttle buses, staff rest areas, event areas), at staff events (e.g. townhall, meetings, briefings, orientation), emails to staff (e.g. newsletters), downloadable file on a network drive, or any other mode relevant to your organisation

Screening Period & Frequency: Depending on the mode, your organisation may wish to screen the video for several weeks (especially annually leading up to World AIDS Day), at multiple staff events, and periodic emails to staff

Video Duration: 4 minutes

The video can be accessed via YouTube online video

 

Advertisement Campaign on HIV Awareness

Objective: Local and overseas qualitative studies have highlighted that those diagnosed with late-stage HIV cite perceived workplace stigmatisation and discrimination as one of the reasons for not getting tested earlier. Removing stigmatisation and discrimination would encourage earlier testing and treatment, which has been shown to be highly effective in preventing onward transmission. As part of efforts to help Singapore achieve its commitment to eliminate the spread of HIV, SNEF and HPB have posted several articles in various local and regional publications. View them here:

 

Guidelines on Managing HIV in the Workplace

SNEF had published guidelines for employers to manage the incidence of HIV in the workplace, as part of Singapore’s commitment to achieving the three zeros: Zero New HIV Infections, Zero Discrimination, and Zero AIDS-Related Deaths. The main guidelines document contains a detailed report on the HIV situation and its recommendations, whereas the accompanying implementation guide functions as a “quick guide” for more concise reference. View them here:

Pledge your support of the guidelines on behalf of your organisation

 

Other Resources

 

Contact Us

Email: whp@snef.org.sg

Phone: 6290 7697