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Safety and Health Officer - NIOSH Malaysia Programme

SHO/TR (Full-time)

SHOM/TR (Modular)




SABAH and SARAWAK: RM 4,400.00

* 25% discount on Course Fee for Members of NIOSH and Government Agencies. OBJECTIVE :

The programme will:

  • Enhance the candidate’s knowledge in matters pertaining to occupational safety and health concepts and principles
  • Train the candidates, enabling them to perform OSH activities/programmes to meet the requirements of OSHA and its Regulations
  • Prepare the candidates for an examination leading to their designation as competent Safety and Health Officers (SHO)

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994, certain classes of industries are required to employ a Safety and Health Officer. This course is intended to train competent individuals to hold this responsibility.

  • Safety Personnel/Managers
  • Supervisors
  • OSH Practitioners
  • Safety and Health Committee Members
  • Unregistered Safety and Health Officers
  • Engineers, Designers and Architects
  • Interested Individuals


Module I – Occupational Safety and Health Management

  • Historical Perspective (Local and International)
  • Principles of Loss Prevention
  • OSH Policy, Organisation and Arrangements
  • Documentation, Manuals, Procedures and Instructions
  • Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment and Control
  • Incident Investigation
  • First Aid at Work
  • Emergency Plan and Preparedness
  • Performance Measurement and Monitoring
  • OSH Promotion and Communication
Module II – Occupational Safety and Health Legislation
  • The Setting Up and Importance of Safety and Health Committees
  • Sources of Information on other International Acts and Regulations
  • Historical Background of the OSH Legislation
  • Common Law Duties. The Tort of Negligence Vicarious Liability
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994
  • Factories and Machinery Act 1967
  • The

    Approach of the Act and its 17 Regulations

  • Regulations on Health
  • Fire Services Act 1988 and Regulations: Feb 1995
  • Introduction and Overview of other related Legislations and Codes of Practices
Module III – Occupational Health
  • Occupational Health Overview
  • Occupational Diseases and Health Related Problems
  • Fundamentals of Toxicology
  • Occupational Health Standards
  • Occupational Health Monitoring and Surveillance
  • Ionising and Non-Ionising Radiation
  • Chemical Hazard Management
  • Specific Hazards
  • Pesticides
  • Occupational Dermatitis
  • Noise and Hearing Conservation Programme
  • Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality
  • Confined Space Hazards
  • Heat Stress
  • Respiratory Protection and Chemical Protective Clothing
  • General Health Promotion and Healthy Lifestyles
Module IV – Occupational Safety
  • Machinery Hazards
  • Safeguarding of Machinery
  • Safe Machine Operation
  • Maintenance of Machine, Guards and Tools
  • General Area Fencing
  • Housekeeping and Physical Arrangements
  • Safe Devices and Operation of Pressurised Equipment
  • Electrical Safety
  • Site Visit
  • Safety Devices and Safe Operation of Hoisting Machinery
  • Construction Safety
  • Safety of Hand and Portable Power Tools
  • Material/Manual Handling
  • Office Safety
  • Ergonomics
  • Defensive Driving
  • Personal Protective Equipment (For Safety)

Must possess SPM/SPMV/MCE or equivalent with at least a Grade Three Pass.

General certificate (SAP) or lower than Grade Three will not be accepted.

Experience in the field of occupational safety and health is an advantage and highly recommended.

Applicants must attach one copy of:

  • SPM/SPMV/MCE Certificate (certified true copy)
  • Identification Card (NRIC)

Higher Education & Training Development (HETD) Division, NIOSH

Senior Manager Ir. Daud Sulaiman

Person in Charge Ms. Noraidawaty Ramli and Ms. Halimatulsaadiah Baharuddin

Tel. ++603-8769 2167, 2168, 2171

Fax: ++603-8926 2629, 3900


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