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National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health

Research and Development

NIOSH has also been conducting research and development (R&D) activities in the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) related areas with the cooperation of local research institute and other organizations.

Currently NIOSH is a Research Institute recognized under the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOSTI). To maintain the status as a research institute and at the same time to conduct various areas of R&D in OSH, NIOSH has set up a Research Management Centre to carry out the following services:-

  • To support applied research project.

  • To support projects with high OSH value.

  • To support project with high national priority.

  • To support project that utilize available infrastructure and scientific instrument at NIOSH.


Consultation is one of NIOSH core activities in the effort of elevating OSH in the workplace. As the preferred partner in industries, NIOSH continuously emphasizes on the quality of the consultation services provided to meet the clients' requests.

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Training is an integral part of Occupational Safety & Health (OSH) to ensure the success of any OSH programme at the workplace, adequate and effective training must be implemented for all those responsible in OSH. Training enables managers, supervisors and workers to understand the working of safety management systems and the legal compliance required. They will then understand their own responsibilities and the necessary actions to be taken towards upgrading safety and health at their respective workplaces.  

There are four (4) types of training programme provided by NIOSH:

   OSH Practitioners Programmes
  • Accident Investigation and Reporting Workshop
  • Emergency Respond Plan Preparedness
  • Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment and Risk Control
  • Safety and Health Committee
  • Occupational Safety and Health for Supervisor
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994 (OSHA)
  • Compliance to Regulations Under OSHA 1994
  • Compliance to Factories and Machinery Act 1967 and Regulations
   Competency / Certificate Programme
  • Certificate Programme for Safety and Health Officer
  • Chemical Health Risk Assessment
  • Industrial Hygiene Technician I
  • Industrial Hygiene Technician II
  • Authorized Entrant and Standby Person (AESP)
  • Authorized Gas Tester and Entry Supervisor (AGTES)
  • Indoor Air Quality for Assessor
  • Monitoring of Noise Exposure
  • Occupational First Aid (OFA)
   Trainer’s Programme
  • Train the Trainer
  • Training Management for Business
  • Safety Induction for Construction Workers
  • Confined Space Train the Trainer
   Safety Passport Programmes
  • Program Contractor Safety Passport System (CSPS)
  • Program BPCM Safety Passport (NBPSP)
  • Program NIOSH NESTLE Safety Passport (NNSP)
  • Program Oil and Gas Safety Passport (OGSP)
  • Program OSFAM Safety Passport (NOSP)
  • Program NIOSH PORT Safety Passport (NPTSP)
  • Program NIOSH SESB Safety Passport (NSESP)
  • Program NIOSH TM Safety Passport (NTMSP)
  • Program NIOSH TNB Safety Passport (NTSP)
  • Program SYABAS NIOSH  Safety Card (SNSC)