Health, Safety & Environment

Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) is one of the most important aspects in an organization.

Importance of having proper OSHE implementation at the workplace

Proving a safe and conducive work environment is one of the core requirements of being an effective employer.

The approach towards the betterment of HSE implementation in the organization should be seen as a multi-pronged one. If it is done properly, the following benefits can be achieved:

  1. Better employee engagement
  2. Reduced unexpected expenditure

Step 1: Policy Statement

The first step towards implementing HSE at the workplace is to ensure that the company has an HSE policy statement at the first place. In most companies, HSE policy statement is compulsory by law.

Step 2: HSE Policy

HSE policy helps to steer the direction of the HSE implementation at the workplace. Although the implementation of the strategies have yet to be determined, it is important to have the policy so that the HSE implementation will have clearly-defined objectives.

The next part of the implementation is to get the right set of people to work on the strategies and fine-tune the existing programmes.

Act (Law) -> Regulations -> Guidelines

Ministry of Human Resource

DOSH: Department of Safety and Health (Enforcement)

NIOSH: National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (Education & Training)

Safety Inspectors

  1. Directly employed by DOSH
  2. Licensed by DOSH

Objectives of OSHA 1994

  1. To ensure the safety, health and welfare of persons at work against risks out of the activities at work
  2. To protect person at a place of work other than persons at work against risks out of the activities at work
  3. To promote an occupational environment for persons at work which is adapted to
  4. additional point

Scope of OSHA

Unsorted – notes

Emergency Preparedness:

  1. Ensure appropriate First Aid box

OSH Committee: Fundamentals

Note: DOSH will try as much as possible to find fault of the employer.

Safety Committee: Membership

Chairman: Someone from Top Management

Secretary: Can be appointed among members

Safety Committee Meetings

Must be held at least 3 times in a year.

If the committee member cannot attend 2 meetings consecutively, the person must be removed from safety committee.

Note: After establishment, members should be given trainings.

Terims of Reference for Safety Committee

Factories and Machinery Act 1967 (Act 139)

One incident at parking lot facility (i think Cold Storage) in Section 14, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.