BOSH 2019 Theme
“Industry Transformations : OSH Engagement for future skills and works”
Malaysia in the midst of a significant transformation in which leads to digitization. This transition is so compelling where it called “industry 4.0”. In the era of digitization, it can be address most of the issues which concerning business, environment, health and safety in the workforce.
To translate OSH knowledge into practice and establish it as the workplace culture required a great amount of efforts and patience as the implementation may take years or decades to eventually materialized.
Starting from last year, NIOSH has introduced a special initiative for future workers who are pursuing their Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET). The initiative are in the education and training which known as “Safety and Health Officer for Institution of Higher Learning” The programme will help most of the TVET students to obtain professional competency certificate while pursuing their studies in IPT.
The new initiative can help increase the number of workers with skills in occupational safety and health (OSH). It will also benefit employers as young workers are equipped with OSH knowledges and to be a competent person in OSH field. It is a part of NIOSH’s effort to empower future workers as well as helping the government / private sector to reduce workplace accidents.
Therefore, fostering an OSH culture should be incorporated in every company’s strategy in providing better safety and health practices in the workplace. Health and safety legislations, guidelines, workplace policies or programmes definitely provide a mere basis for a workplace’s safety and health as the ultimate gold is to transform these rules and instructions into self-regulations culture
To raise the issue of how to integrate OSH as part of our cultures, BOSH 2019 will be the main platform that will lead successful companies to share their experience, expertise and new information in their respective fields and use them as our guidelines in managing OSH in the workplace.