Appointment of occupational safety and health coordinator – OSHA Amendment 2022

For places of work that are not included in any class or description of place of work as published in the Gazette requiring a safety and health officer, a new provision requires an employer to appoint one of its employees to act as an occupational safety and health coordinator (“OSH Coordinator”) if he employs five or more employees at the workplace. The OSH Coordinator’s role is to coordinate occupational safety and health issues at the place of work; as opposed to the role of a safety and health officer (“SHO”) in inter alia ensuring the observance of the provisions of the Amended OSHA and any regulation made thereunder, at the place of work.

The penalty for contravention of the requirement to appoint an OSH Coordinator, or a SHO (where applicable) is a fine not exceeding RM50,000.00 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or both.

Lead Source : Skrine | February 2022

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