Not all organisation/company is required to employ a full time safety and health officer, only those industries listed under the Occupational Safety and Health (Safety and Health) Officer Order 1997 need to employ a full time Safety and Health Officer. The industries are:
Basically all organisations should start OSH programme by establishing a safety and health policy. The policy should be communicated to all members of the organisation. Secondly if required by law, the organisation should establish the safety and health committee and meet regularly to discuss issues on safety and health. Get the involvement of employees in the committee. Subsequent to that, hazard identification should be carried out and proper control should be implemented to ensure that the existing hazards are reduce or eliminated. Everybody should take part in the OSH programme. In no time you should be able to see the difference.
If you are under one of the category bellow, you are covered. The Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994 shall apply throughout Malaysia to the industries specified in the First Schedule of the Act :
Occupational Safety and Health Officer (OSHO) is a public officer appointed by the Minister to enforce the powers of the OSH Act 1994.
Safety and Health Officer is a person employed by the employer to advice and assists the employer to ensure the safe system of work at the workplace.
If your organisation/company has forty or more persons employed at the workplace or your company is directed by the Director General of the Department of Occupational Safety and Health to establish the safety and health committee you should set up the committee. The committee should comply to the Occupational Safety and Health (Safety and Health committee) Regulations 1996.
The Act is for securing the safety, health and welfare of persons at work, for protecting others against risks to safety or health in connection with the activities of persons at work.