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:
- Better employee engagement
- 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)
- Directly employed by DOSH
- Licensed by DOSH
Objectives of OSHA 1994
- To ensure the safety, health and welfare of persons at work against risks out of the activities at work
- To protect person at a place of work other than persons at work against risks out of the activities at work
- To promote an occupational environment for persons at work which is adapted to
- additional point
Scope of OSHA
Unsorted – notes
- 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.