Occupational Safety and Health (Use and Standard of Exposure Chemical Hazardous to Health) Regulations (USECHH Regulations) was made to provide. Labelling and relabelling. Every employer must ensure that all hazardous chemicals supplied or purchased are properly labelled and all containers in use at the. Ex osure of Chemicals Hazardous to Health) Regulations (2) These Regulations shall come into o eration on 4 A ril Regulation 2. Interpretation .
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USECHH Regulations Mohd Norhisyam bin O Chemical Management Division. SCOPE. • DOSH Introduction & Legal framework. USECHH - Download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online. For the purpose of this regulation, "labelling" and "relabelling" means labelling or. Usechh Reg - Download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online. Usechh regulation.
Their advan- Video Displays Units. Not with- problems in the workplace by giving guidance such as opti- standing its limitations, they are preferred choice of stan- mum comfort range for relative humidity, recommended dards to adopt when resources are limited.
In Malaysia, the air movement in a room, comfortable temperature, suitable TLVs were adopted as the PELs for the majority of light levels for interior lighting etc. A CHRA is performed by a trained assessor to enable decisions to be 4. Procedures for developing standards in the Department of made on appropriate control measures, induction and Occupational Safety and Health training of employees, health surveillance for employees exposed to hazardous chemicals.
The CHRA guide has formulating standards. A standard under this procedure provided a systematic approach of assessment that includes includes Act, regulation, industry of practice, order, and determining degree of hazards, evaluating exposure, assess- guidelines.
The procedures in DOSH involve having two ing adequacy of control measures, and characterizing risks committees, the Wrst for formulating the standards and the DOSH Further actions to be taken by the employer second committee for reviewing the draft standards. The are based on the risk decision obtained at the end of the procedures include receiving instructions from the Director assessment.
These include medical surveillance that needs General DOSH on a possible standard, establishing the to be conducted by registered Occupational Health Doctors committee to formulate the standard, determine whether OHD. A guideline on medical surveillance was published there is a need for the standard, prepare a plan of action, in to assist OHDs in fulWlling their duties to conduct collect information and data, develop the Wrst draft which medical surveillance as stipulated in USECHH Regulations is checked by the review committee, revised and when satis- Essential information for all 34 chemicals hazardous factory the Draft is sent to the Director General.
Collecting to health as listed in Schedule 2 is provided in the guideline information and data in establishing the standards involved such as physicochemical properties, toxicokinetic, health a thorough process of reviewing OEL standards both eVects, and Biological Exposure Indices BEI for their ref- regionally and internationally. Existing international stan- erences DOSH The BEIs used are those developed dards are adopted. When in the Occupational Safety and Health Use and Standards approved the standard is then distributed and printed.
The guideline elaborates further lished under OSHA Employer federations, trade on essential items such as sampling strategy, sampling tech- union representatives and OSH professionals are consulted nique for airborne contaminant, use of sampling equip- during these feedback sessions.
This was to ensure standardized and systematic techniques 5. Implementation and enforcement are used in conducting exposure monitoring so that the results can be ensured valid and reliable.
Implementation and enforcement of OEL at the work- The Malaysian government also gives appropriate atten- place are carried out predominantly by the Department of tion to hazards other than chemical substances.
Enforcement is a lated to provide guidance on how to prevent the risk of regular activity of DOSH. However, shortage of staV pre- vibration related health problems. It outlined how exposure cludes inspection of all workplaces in the country. Inspec- K.
Supplementary and special inspection may be also required. While there is no oYcial statistic on compliance is EVective and eYcient law enforcement is particularly available in Malaysian workplace, data showed that DOSH vital in ensuring compliance to safety and health law in the has carried out a total of industrial hygiene inspections country. Nevertheless all other stakeholders also need to and more than 25, inspections to factories, machinery share this responsibility in line with the self-regulation con- installations, and construction sites in the year While the eVorts of the govern- and codes of practice which member companies are ment are commendable, eVorts by employers seem to be required to adhere to.
However a number of outstanding lacking especially those from the small and medium enter- issues including lack of trained personnel, deWciency in prises. Interest to control exposures and ensuring safety enforcement, right to know not assured, dependence on for- and health in the workplace is slowly becoming of interest eign workers with their cultural and ethnic diVerences and to unions. Studies have shown awareness of OSHA the small and medium industries not having the proper and its eVectiveness in meeting the objects of the Act needs infrastructure in place has posed a problem in ensuring to be improved and hence it is important that employers control of exposure in the workplace Onn, To promote safety and health of the Malaysian workforce is not solely borne by health in the workplace it is important to ensure exposures the Ministry of Human Resources.
Several other govern- to health hazards are regulated and well controlled. This is ment agencies are also involved particularly in enforcing all the more as workplaces in the country are subjected to legislation related to safety and health.
Pesticides Act the phenomenon of globalization with introduction of new was enacted mainly to regulate and ensure safety use technologies, work organizations, work processes and sub- of pesticides especially in agriculture sector and also gen- stances Rampal, The law particularly emphasis on control of importation and manufacture of pesticides, control of References presence of pesticides in food, reporting on death or injury occasioned by pesticides and procedure in analyz- Onn, A.
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Legal requirements for medical sur- worker to ionizing radiation are also stipulated. For veillance of asbestos workers in Malaysia, the USA and under Interna- example the annual dose limit for the whole body expo- tional Law. SpeciWc group of Rampal, K. Current developments and future directions of occu- workers are prohibited to work in an area that expose pational health in Malaysia. Malaysia 55 3 , — Asbestos in Malaysia. Country Report. Proceedings of the Asbestos Symposium for Malaysia To prevent and reduce cases of occupational disease, occupational poisoning or adverse health effect due to exposure to chemical hazardous to health CHH.
Immediate access to the emergency showers, eye wash equipment or other appropriate equipment if chemicals harmful to the eyes or skin are used. Eating and drinking facilities are isolated from place of work where CHH are used but such facilities shall be readily accessible to employees Ensure employees do not enter eating and drinking facilities wearing any clothing or personal protective equipment worn during the work shift unless CHH has been removed.
Employer shall ensure that employees using chemicals listed in Schedule III do not leave the place of work wearing any clothing or personal protective equipment worn during the work shift.
Asbestos 2. Auramine 3. Benzene 4. Carbon disulphide 5. Carbon tetrachloride 6. Dianisidine 7. Dichlorobenzidine 8.
Disulphur dichloride 9.