Frequently Asked Questions
What is Occupational Safety and Health?
It is providing a working environment which is conducive to safety and health. Reasonable precautionary steps are taken so as to ensure that workers are prevented from injury or health hazard due to work activities being carried out.
How do I manage Occupational Safety and Health at the work place?
Managing Occupational Safety and Health at the work place is no different than managing the other aspects of business. The exception is that requires the commitment of the proprietor or owner to complete the following 3 steps:
i.The workplace must have a Policy Statement on Occupational Safety and Health;
ii.Planning (including the implementation of HIRARC, training, instructions and auditing) on Occupational Safety and Health, and
iii.To take remedial action for any improvement to be made.
Am I involve with Occupational Safety and Health?
Yes! Everyone who "work" in the Manufacturing Sector: Mining and Quarrying; Construction; Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; Utilities; Storage and Communication; Wholesale and Retail Trades; Hotel and Restaurant; Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Business Service Sector; Public Services and Statutory Authorities are governed by the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994 (Act 514).
Who is responsible to ensure occupational safety and health at the workplace?
The employers, employees, self-employed workers, designers, manufacturer, importers, as well as plant and supply vendors are all responsible to ensure occupational safety and health at the workplace.
What are the functions of the Safety and Health Committee at the workplace?
The functions of the Safety and Health Committee at the workplace are :
To review the safety and health procedures at the workplace;
To investigate any complaints or other related matters that are raised; and
To hold regular discussions with the employer on issues relating to safety and health at the workplace.
Who are require to fill the permit to work (PTW) form?
All contractors who perform work within the UMP premises must fill out and submit the PTW form.
Which machinery require Certificate of Fitness?
Machinery requiring Certificate of Fitness are : steam boilers, unfired pressure vessels and hoisting machine i.e passenger lift, goods hoist, escalator and cranes.