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Occupational Safety and Health Management System (OSH MS) in Malaysia Dato’ Ir Dr Johari Basri Executive Director NIOSH Malaysia. DOSH, MALAYSIA. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF OSH MALAYSIA. NIOSH. INFORMATION DISEMINATION. TRAINING. RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT. CONSULTANCY. HR Development.
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Dato’ Ir Dr Johari Basri
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF OSH MALAYSIA
What is a Management System?
The leadership and structure that ensure work is done in a consistent manner over time to include organisational strategy for the use of information, for the purpose of managing specific potential loss issues through the Deming P-D-C-A management cycle.
In 1996, the British Standards Institution (BSI) announced BS 8800, which later became the basis of OSH MS
In April 1999, the major European certifying organizations led by BSI played the central role in the formulation of OHSAS 18001
Integration of OSH MS into ISO management system standards were twice considered but voted down
ILO announced its OSHMS guidelines in
Malaysia has MS-OSHMS guidelines in 2003
Introduction of an OSHMS
Integration of Management
Establishment of a company-wide promotion system
Preemptive Safety and Health Measures
Elimination or reduction of potential hazards
Promotion of Voluntary Responses
Enforce/reinforce system and effective autonomous activities
Further Decline in Industrial Accidents
Elevate standard of Safety and Health
1. Autonomous System of the PDCA Cycle
2. Contain Management Directives,
Procedures and Record Keeping
e.g. machinery inspection
System approach is holistic in the sense that it helps to identify all relevant input and requirements, and then creates a framework of procedures to ensure that compliance is comprehensive and consistently achieved.
OSHMS VS Legal Requirements in Malaysia
OSH MS : the holistic approach
Results from survey on 310 businesses – 2004.
To date – more than 150 organisations have voluntarily established OSHMS in Malaysia according to several standards such as OHSAS 18001 and MS-1722.
Source : Survey
Responses from 44 companies that had completed introduction
But Health and Safety is a Journey. You may pass some milestones, but you never arrive at a destination.
Difficulty in developing the system.
Difficulty in educating/securing personnel to start the system.
Inability to secure a budget.
High costs, such as for training.
There is high resistance to the effort to introduce OSH MS due to the perception of OSH MS being completely new and untested.
3. Method of Introduction
4. Effects & Motivation
Few examples/information about companies already implementing the system.
Not knowing the proper approach on how to introduce the system.
Need for guidelines that small and medium sized companies can use.
Few training courses on system
Current management system is deemed sufficiently effective.
Top management lack intention to introduce the system.
Top management not convinced whether OSH MS will be effective.