NIOSH needs to focus on innovation values in facing IR 4.0 – Lee Lam Thye

KUALA LUMPUR, Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye wants the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to focus on the importance of innovation values related to occupational safety and health, especially in facing the fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0) era.

He also hopes that NIOSH management and members could provide new ideas on occupational safety and health in line with NIOSH’s existence as an institution responsible for training, dissemination of information, research and development (R and D), and consultation on matters related to safety and occupational health in Malaysia.

Lee, whose term of service as NIOSH chairman ended today, said the top management of the institute should strongly uphold its three corporate values, namely integrity, professionalism and innovation, for its survival.

In anything that we do, we must have a certain level of professionalism and ample competence in the aspects of training so that we can train competent persons who can be deployed to the relevant industries and perform their duties well to ensure occupational safety and health at the workplace.

He said this in a special interview with Bernama that was also carried by Bernama News Channel (Astro 502) and Bernama Radio.

Lee, who had served as NIOSH chairman for 27 years or since its establishment in 1992, said he had strived to build NIOSH’s credibility as a one-stop solution centre for training, consultation, R and D and information dissemination in the aspect of occupational safety and health.

NIOSH has been recognised by the government, private sector and international community as an institute that organises various programmes aimed at reducing workplace accidents in the country, he said.

On average, Lee said NIOSH had trained 100,000 participants from various industries a year and it was hoped that the aspect of occupational safety and health would become a part of the work culture in Malaysia.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)