A-BAN 2013 22 & 23 NOVEMBER 2013 DHAKA, BANGLADESH BY MINAH RAMLI MALAYSIA
MALAYSIA - Control the use of asbestos legislation conducted by enforcement • Factories and Machinery (Asbestos Process) Regulation 1986 • Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994 • Classification, Packaging and Labeling of Hazardous Chemicals Regulation 1997 • Use and Standards of Exposure to Chemicals Hazardous to Health Regulation 2000 • DOSH Guidelines on the Control of Chemicals Hazardous to Health 2001 • DOSH Guidelines on Medical Surveillance 2001 • Environmental Quality (Scheduled West Regulations 1989)
Asbestos use in Malaysia • 14 processing plants asbestos products in the country has a total staff of 3,148 people, however the amount of direct exposure is 600 of the remaining 552 men and women. • Joint venture companies were established with companies for Japan and Australia to manufacture asbestos cement products (roofing, flat sheets, pipes) friction material and gaskets. • However the total population, including the large number of construction workers, motor vehicle mechanics, ship yard workers, exposed to asbestos is not clear.
Estimated total number of workers exposed to asbestos in the country • Statistics from the Social Security Organisation (SOCSO) of Malaysia showed an increase from 32 cases to 102 cases of occupational disease associated with exposure to chemicals hazardous to health between 2007 and 2009.
National Campaign • 2010 - Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) launched a signature campaign to press the government for the purpose of enforcing the ban on the use of asbestos in construction and manufacturing sector. • 28 Julai 2011 Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) send memorandum to the Deputy Minister of Human Resources on the need for a completed ban of Asbestos in Malaysia
Global Campaign • Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) and Building Workers International (BWI) organize International Conference on A-BAN ABESTOS in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in December 2011. • Representative from BWI is Mr. Adam Kaminski
Idea • Maintaining a safety an health culture • Hazard identification Asbestos • Risk assessment and control Asbestos • Information and training related Asbestos • Asbestos ban Campaign
Conclusion • Asbestos-related diseases can also occur as a result of non-occupational, environmental exposure • Asbestos was extensively use in many building material, therefore large quantities of asbestos still remain in buildings that were built prior to the restriction of asbestos use that applies in many countries. • Stop sing the anestos to save our nes generation