SPD Makes Efforts To Protect Its Clients From Haze

Sheltered Workshop clients working in a safe and air-conditioned environment away from the haze

Sheltered Workshop clients working in a safe and air-conditioned environment away from the haze

The Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) hit 401 at noon on 21 June, the highest ever recorded in Singapore. According to the guidelines from the National Environment Agency, PSI levels above 300 are deemed ‘hazardous’.

Haze affecting the Sheltered Workshop work area

At SPD, face masks were issued to clients who fall under the high-risk group. This includes children, the elderly and those with medical conditions such as respiratory problems, heart diseases and stroke.

With the PSI reaching hazardous levels, clients from the Sheltered Workshop Programme, were moved into air-conditioned training rooms. Arrangements were also made for clients of the Day Activity Centre to have their meals in the activity area instead of the cafeteria which is not fully enclosed.

Therapy sessions at SPD’s Rehabilitation Centre, which were rescheduled last Friday afternoon, have since resumed. All other services were not affected.

“We will continue to monitor the situation closely to ensure that our clients’ health is not compromised,” said Mr Abhimanyau Pal, executive director, SPD.

Here is a video on what we did operationally last Friday.

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