SERIAN, Malaysia April 13 (NNN-Bernama) The Human Resources Ministry, through the Occupational Safety and Health Department, wants the people to take safety and health aspects seriously to reduce road accidents among workers.

Its Minister Richard Riot Jaem said based on the Safety and Health Master Plan (OSH MP) 2016-2020, among the goals, was to reduce accident rates from 2.81 accidents per 1,000 workers to 2.53 accidents.

In terms of fatal accident rate, DOSH wants to reduce it from 4.84 deaths for every 100,000 workers to 4.36 deaths. I’m sure these two rates will decline if employers, employees and the public work together to focus on safety and health, he said.

He was speaking at a media conference after opening the Occupational Safety and Health Open Day and Sarawak Pan Borneo Highway Construction Project 2018 at SJK Chung Hua Serian Multipurpose Hall here today.

Also present were National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) chairman Lee Lam Thye, Human Resources Ministry secretary-general Dr Mohd Gazali Abas, ministry’s deputy-secretary general (Operation) Mohamed Elias Abu Bakar, DOSH director-general Omar Mat Piah and NIOSH executive director Ayop Salleh.

At the event, he also announced SMK Tebedu as a pioneer in the OSH in School programme and handed over fire extinguishers to be distributed to 78 schools in Serian district.

The Occupational Safety and Health in School concept is a comprehensive concept and viewed the school as a work place while the school is also subjected to the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994 (OSHA 1994).NNN-BERNAMA

Source: NAM News Network