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Occupational Safety & Health (OSH) Coordinator Competency Programme

About This Course

Small & Medium Enterprise (SME) make up 98.5% of business in Malaysia and operate in various sectors of industries ranging from trading, manufacturing, construction, oil & gas and many other services. By definition of the SME Corp, SMEs are manufacturing companies with sales turnover not exceeding RM50 million OR full-time employees not exceeding 200 workers. However, workplace related accidents and incidents are on the rise in SME businesses and hence a proactive approach was developed by the Department of Occupational Safety & Health (DOSH), Malaysia to introduce the OSH-Coordinator competency to encourage the capability development in the areas of Occupational Safety & Health for SMEs. The newly amended Occupational Safety & Health (Amendment) Act 2022 which has been passed in the Parliament and pending execution by Department of Occupational Safety & Health (DOSH) under Section 29a requires that any employer who employs five or more employees at his workplace shall appoint a Occupational Safety & Health Coordinator. Failing which, the employer may be fined up to RM50,000 or 6 months jail or both.

Learning Objectives

  • To provide an overview of the requirements within Occupational Safety & Health Act 1994 & Factory & Machinery Act 1967
  • To provide understanding on fundamentals of OSH management in SMEs  To provide understanding on chemical management at workplace
  • To provide awareness on Occupational Disease
  • To carry out Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment & Risk Control (HIRARC) at workplace
  • To provide awareness on Material Handling, Workstation Design & Lighting
  • To provide understanding on productive machine safety
  • To provide understanding on requirements for premise and work related welfare facilities.



Target Audience

  • Work leaders/Supervisors
  • Engineers
  • OSH Committee Members
  • Executives
  • Managers

Training Outline

  • The Challenges And Realities Of The Small And Medium Industries
  • Introduction to Department and Legal Basis
  • Fundamentals of OSH Management In SMEs
  • Chemical Management
  • Introduction to Occupational Disease
  • Introduction to Work Related Road Safety (WRRS)
  • Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment and Risk Control (HIRARC)
  • Practical Training on Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment and Risk Control (HIRARC)
  • Material Handling and Storage
  • Workstation Design & Lighting
  • Productive Machine Safety
  • Premise & Work Related Welfare Facilities