Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994

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Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994
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Parliament of Malaysia
An Act to make further provisions 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, to establish the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health, and for matters connected therewith.
CitationAct 514
Territorial extentMalaysia
Enacted byDewan Rakyat
Passed20 October 1993
Enacted byDewan Negara
Passed16 December 1993
Royal assent15 February 1994
Commenced24 February 1994
Effective25 February 1994
Legislative history
Bill introduced in the Dewan RakyatOccupational Safety and Health Bill 1993
Bill citationD.R. 26/1993
Introduced byM. Mahalingam, Deputy Minister of Human Resources
First reading18 October 1993
Second reading19 October 1993
Third reading20 October 1993
Bill introduced in the Dewan NegaraOccupational Safety and Health Bill 1993
Bill citationD.R. 26/1993
Introduced byM. Mahalingam, Deputy Minister of Human Resources
First reading13 December 1993
Second reading16 December 1993
Third reading16 December 1993
Related legislation
Merchant Shipping Ordinance 1952 [Ord. No. 70 of 1952]
Merchant Shipping Ordinance 1960 of Sabah [Sabah Ord. No. 11 of 1960]
Merchant Shipping Ordinance 1960 of Sarawak [Sarawak Ord. No. 2 of 1960]
Factories and Machinery Act 1967 [Act 139]
Keywords
Occupational safety and health, occupational disease, occupational injury, work accident, safety culture
Status: In force

The Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994 (Malay: Akta Keselamatan dan Kesihatan Pekerjaan 1994) is a piece of Malaysian legislation which was gazetted on 25 February 1994 by the Malaysian Parliament.

The principle of the Act is "To make further provision for securing that 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, to establish the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health and for matters connected therewith."

The Act applies throughout Malaysia to the industries specified in the First Schedule. Nothing in this act shall apply to work aboard ships governed by the Merchant Shipping Ordinance 1952 [Ord. No. 70 of 1952], the Merchant Shipping Ordinance 1960 of Sabah [Sabah Ord. No. 11 of 1960] or Sarawak [Sarawak Ord. No. 2 of 1960] or the armed forces.

Structure[edit]

The Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994, in its current form (1 January 2006), consists of 15 Parts containing 67 sections and 3 schedules (including no amendment).

  • Part I: Preliminary
  • Part II: Appointment of Officers
  • Part III: National Council for Occupational Safety and Health
  • Part IV: General Duties of Employers and Self-Employed Persons
  • Part V: General Duties of Designers, Manufacturers and Suppliers
  • Part VI: General Duties of Employees
  • Part VII: Safety and Health Organizations
  • Part VIII: Notification of Accidents, Dangerous Occurrence, Occupational Poisoning and Occupational Diseases, and Inquiry
  • Part IX: Prohibition against Use of Plant or Substance
  • Part X: Industry Codes of Practice
  • Part XI: Enforcement and Investigation
  • Part XII: Liability for Offences
  • Part XIII: Appeals
  • Part XIV: Regulations
  • Part XV: Miscellaneous
  • Schedules

List of regulations under this Act[edit]

  1. Occupational Safety and Health (Employers' Safety and Health General Policy Statements) (Exception) Regulations 1995
  2. Occupational Safety and Health (Control of Industry Major Accident Hazards) Regulations 1996
  3. Occupational Safety and Health (Safety and Health Committee) Regulations 1996
  4. Occupational Safety and Health (Classification, Packaging and Labelling of Hazardous Chemicals) Regulations 1997 Repealed by the Occupational Safety and Health (Classification, Labelling and Safety Data Sheet of Hazardous Chemicals) Regulations 2013)
  5. Occupational Safety and Health (Safety and Health Officer) Regulations 1997
  6. Occupational Safety and Health (Safety and Health Officer) Order 1997
  7. Occupational Safety and Health (Prohibition of Use of Substance) Order 1999
  8. Occupational Safety and Health (Use and Standards of Exposure of Chemicals Hazardous to Health) Regulations 2000
  9. Occupational Safety and Health (Notification of Accident, Dangerous Occurrence, Occupational Poisoning and Occupational Disease) Regulation 2004dd
  10. Occupational Safety and Health (Noise Exposure) Regulations 2019

National Council for Occupational Safety and Health[edit]

The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health was established in 1995. Its main objective is "to ensure the safety, health and welfare of employees in the workplace is secure".[1]

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