The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Niosh) is increasing its collaboration with occupational safety and health practitioners. It says this is to improve the level of occupational safety and health (Osh) in the long run.
Niosh chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye said this would also raise awareness on occupational safety and health and promote positive safety and health culture at the workplace.
"Niosh needs feedback from safety and health officers and site safety supervisors as they are the individuals who help ensure safety of workers on the ground as well as at construction sites."
"They probably have new ideas on how to improve on training programmes to suit current needs and challenges as we embrace Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0)," he said.
This was also in line with the aspiration of the Human Resources Ministry to have safety and health officers in all areas including the education, sports and tourism sectors.
Lee added that the Malaysian Society for Occupational Safety and Health (Msosh) was in the process of establishing the Malaysian Federation of OSH (MyFosh) with the support of 20 OSH associations and related government agencies including the Occupational Safety and Health Department (Dosh).