Malaysia Malaysia releases self-assessment checklist for use of hazardous chemicals in workplaces

In January 2021, “Checklist for conducting self-assessment against ‘Occupational Safety and Health (Use and Standards of Exposure of Chemicals Hazardous to Health) Regulations 2000’” was released in Malaysia. This checklist is a tool for self-assessing compliance with the various requirements of “Occupational Safety and Health (Use and Standards of Exposure of Chemicals Hazardous to Health) Regulations 2000”, consisting of following 10 items.

    1. Record of chemicals hazardous to health
    2. Health risk assessment
    3. Exposure controls
    4. Labeling of chemicals
    5. Information, instruction, and training
    6. Exposure monitoring at workplaces
    7. Supervision by doctors
    8. Medical evacuation coverage
    9. Warning Signs
    10. Retention of records

 

The above items are further subdivided into sub-items to enable assessment against various requirements. For example, “6. Exposure monitoring at workplaces” of this checklist consists of the following six sub-items.

    1. Monitoring was conducted as described in the health risk assessment report.
    2. The established time frame has been adhered to.
    3. Monitoring was conducted by a sanitary technician, and a report is prepared.
    4. The report is kept by the employer.
    5. None in particular (no recommendations by auditors)
    6. Health risk assessment has not been conducted.

The latter part of this checklist explains each of items 1-10, using pictures and illustrations.

 

The original text of this checklist can be downloaded from the following URL.
https://www.dosh.gov.my/index.php/list-of-documents/info-kkp/pengurusan-kimia-1/3815-senarai-semak-self-assessment-peraturan-usechh-2000/file

“Occupational Safety and Health (Use and Standards of Exposure of Chemicals Hazardous to Health) Regulations 2000” can be downloaded from the following URL.
https://www.dosh.gov.my/index.php/legislation/eregulations/regulations-under-occupational-safety-and-health-act-1994-act-514/522-pua-131-2000-1/file