Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH)

Also known as the Jabatan Keselamatan dan Kesihatan Pekerjaan in Malay term. Occupational safety and health in Malaysia started with steam boiler safety (before 1914), then followed by machinery safety (1914-1952 Machinery Branch under Mineral Department). It was continued with industrial safety (1653-1967 Machinery Department), industrial safety and hygiene (1970-1994 Factory and Machinery Department) and finally occupational safety and health (after 1994 DOSH). DOSH is a department under the Ministry of Human Resources, responsible for ensuring the occupational safety, health and welfare of people at work as well as protecting other people from the safety and health hazards arising from activities of various sectors. DOSH is also responsible for enforcement of legislations related to occupational safety and health for Malaysia. The DOSH official website features legislation, OSH info, industrial healthiness and personal protective equipment, certificate/SHO course and services.
Notes:   Available in English and Malay versions.

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Guide ID: 1934 - Last Updated: August 16, 2013