Malaysia Malaysia publishes compliance status with two regulations for OSH

Malaysia released inspection results on compliance with the “Occupational Safety and Health (Classification, Labelling and Safety Data Sheet (SDS) of Hazardous Chemicals) Regulations 2013 (commonly known as the CLASS Regulations)” and the “Occupational Safety and Health (Use and Standards of Exposure of Chemicals Hazardous to Health) Regulations 2000” in August 2018. Summary of each inspection result is as follows.

 

Inspection results for the “CLASS regulations”

The inspection was conducted from April 15 to 27, 2018 at 185 workplaces in Malaysia. Each company was ranked from A to E (“A” being the best) according to the compliance status found in the inspection. The breakdown of the inspection results this time was 71 (38%) for A, 11 (6%) for B, 32 (17%) for C, 36 (20%) for D, and 35 (19%) for E. The status of compliance with each of the requirements stipulated in the CLASS Regulations is shown in the figure below (the unit in the figure is %), indicating in particular, compliance with the “classification” requirement for chemical substances has not progressed.

The original text of the inspection results can be downloaded from the following URL.
http://www.dosh.gov.my/index.php/en/publication-sp-249/laporan-operasi-penguatkuasaan/3000-operasi-penguatkuasaan-classification-labelling-and-safety-data-sheet-of-hazardous-chemicals-class-regulations-2013-bil-1-2018/file

The original text of the CLASS Regulations can be downloaded from the following URL.
http://www.dosh.gov.my/index.php/en/legislation/regulations-1/osha-1994-act-154/1125-01-occupational-safety-and-health-classification-labelling-and-safety-data-sheet-of-hazardous-chemicals-regulations-2013/file

 

Inspection results for the “Occupational Safety and Health (Use and Standards of Exposure of Chemicals Hazardous to Health) Regulations 2000”

The inspection was conducted from April 15 to 27, 2018 at 255 workplaces in Malaysia. The breakdown of the results for the compliance status was 125 (49.0%) for A, 50 (19.6%) for B, 30 (11.8%) for C, 22 (8.6%) for D, and 28 (11.0%) for E (“A” being the best). The most conspicuous areas of non-compliance were “reassignment of employees from a medical perspective,” “health monitoring,” and “exposure monitoring,” with compliance rates of 30.0%, 58.4%, and 67.3%, respectively.

The original text of the inspection results can be downloaded from the following URL.
http://www.dosh.gov.my/index.php/en/publication-sp-249/laporan-operasi-penguatkuasaan/2999-ringkasan-operasi-penguatkuasaan-peraturan-peraturan-keselamatan-dan-kesihatan-pekerjaan-penggunaan-dan-standard-pendedahan-bahan-kimia-berbahaya-kepada-kesihatan-usechh-2000-bil-1-2018/file

The original text of the “Occupational Safety and Health (Use and Standards of Exposure of Chemicals Hazardous to Health) Regulations 2000” can be downloaded from the following URL.
http://www.dosh.gov.my/index.php/en/legislation/regulations-1/osha-1994-act-154/522-pua-131-2000-1/file