Occupational Safety and Health Act, 1994

Malaysia Current 1994

The OSHA Act sets provisions for securing the safety, health and welfare of persons at work, and for protecting others against risks to safety or health in connection with the activities of persons at work. Its philosophy is one of self-regulation with the primary responsibility for safety and health at the workplace lying with those who create the risks and manage the risks. It also requires the employer to formulate a workplace safety and health policy and regularly revise such policy to align it with changes and best practices as reported by business.


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Ministry of Human Resources

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