Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH)

The Department of Occupational Safety and Health, abbreviated DOSH, is also known as the Jabatan Keselamatan dan Kesihatan Pekerjaan (JKKP) in Malay.

Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) is a department under the purview of 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 the following sectors:
  • manufacturing

  • mining and quarrying

  • construction

  • hotels and restaurants

  • agriculture, forestry, and fishing

  • transport, storage and communication

  • wholesale and retail traders

  • finance, insurance, real estate and business services

  • public services and statutory authorities

  • utilities - gas, electricity, water and sanitary services


It is also responsible for enforcement of laws and regulations related to occupational safety and health for Malaysia, which include the following main legislation:

Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) is headquartered in Putrajaya and has branch offices across all states in Malaysia.

The development of occupational safety and health in Malaysia started with steam boiler safety enactments before 1914.

On January 1, 1914, the enactments were abolished and replaced with the Machinery Enactment 1913. As a result, the job title of Inspector of Boiler was replaced with Inspector of Machinery.

In 1932, the Machinery Enactment 1913 was abolished and replaced with Machinery Enactment 1932, where inspection of machinery was conducted by Machinery Branch under the Mineral Department.

In 1952, the Machinery Branch was split of from the Mineral Department and renamed Machinery Department. In 1953, the Machinery Enactment 1932 was abolished and replaced with Machinery Ordinance 1953. The role of inspectors also included safety of factory workers where machineries were used.

In 1967, the Factory and Machinery Act was approved to provide for control of factories with respect to matters relating to the safety, health and welfare or person therein and inspection of machinery but the Act was only enforced in 1970, which saw the department renamed as the Department of Factory and Machinery and job title of inspectors renamed as Inspector of Factory and Machinery.

On February 25, 1994, a new legislation, the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994 [Act 514] was gazetted to provide for securing that safety, health and welfare of persons at work, for protecting others against risks to safety or health in connection with the activities of persons at work.

In April 1994, the Department of Factory and Machinery was renamed Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) and job title of inspectors renamed Occupational Safety and Health Officers.

Enforcement activities carried out by Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) are:
  • Approval and Authorisation

  • Registration

  • Competency Certification

  • Inspection

  • Investigation

  • Litigation



Screenshot of Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) official website


The Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) official website features:
  • Services: Standard Setting, Enforcement, Activities

  • List of Competent Person, Firm and Training Centre

  • Application for Design (Steam Boiler, Hoisting Machines, UPV and Lifts) and Pipeline Approval (SKUD V3)

  • Notification of Occupational Disease and Poisoning Reporting (e-JKKP7)

  • Chemical Information Management System (CIMS)

  • e-Status Date and Result of Steam Engineer/EPD Examination

  • OSH Accident Cost Calculator (OSHACC)

  • Legislation: Acts, Regulations, Orders, Code of Practices, Guidelines

  • About NCOSH

  • DOSH State Offices


Address:   Headquarters:

Department of Occupational Safety and Health
Level 5 (Main Counter), Block D4
Complex D, Federal Government Administrative Centre
62530 Putrajaya
Malaysia.
Phone:   +60 (3) 8000 8000
Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/groups/ncoshksm
Notes:   Official website available in English and Malay versions.
Website:   www.dosh.gov.my/

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dosh   malaysia occupational safety and health   jkkp   occupational safety   health hazard workplace   osha   keselamatan dan kesihatan pekerja
Guide ID: 1934 - Last Updated: May 18, 2019