Occupational Safety & Health


The Occupational Safety and Health Act, 1994 (OSHA) is an Act which provides the legislative framework to :

The aims of this Act are (Section 4, OSHA) :

Through a self-regulating scheme that is designed to suit the particular industry or organisation, OSHA also aims to establish effective safety and health organisation and performance.

The concept of self-regulation encourages cooperation, consultation and participation of employees and management in efforts to upgrade the standards of safety and health at the workplace.

OSHA is enforced by the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), a government department under the Ministry of Human Resources Malaysia. It will :

The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health shall have power to do all things expedient or reasonably necessary for or incidental to the carrying out of the objects of this Act.

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