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National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health

Examination 4 (Safety & Health Officer)

 1.
INTRODUCTION
 
The Occupational Safety and Health (Safety and Health Officer) Regulations 1997 which came into force on 22 August 1997 requires certain industries to employ a competent safety and health officer to resolve matters pertaining to the safety and health at their workplace.
 
The safety and health officer must comply with the requirements under this regulation, whereby a candidate must have completed a course of training in occupational safety and health and passed the examination conducted by NIOSH. Apart from that, the candidate must possess a minimum of 3 years working experience in occupational safety and health before the candidate can be registered with DOSH.
 2.
OBJECTIVE
 
The objective of this document is to explain the current requirement and structure of the Safety and Health Officer Examination conducted by NIOSH.
3.
ENTRY REQUIREMENT
 
 3.1
To be eligible to sit for the Safety And Health Officer Examination with NIOSH, the candidate must have successfully completed the Safety and Health Officer (SHO) Course conducted by NIOSH or any other training provider approved by DOSH, AND
   
 a.
 Possess at least an SPM, MCE, SPVM or equivalent certificate (minimum 3rd Grade); OR
 
 
 b.
 Possess at least SPM (Open Certificate) with the following conditions:
 
 
  1. Sit for at least six (6) subjects; AND
  2. Obtain at least grade 6C in Bahasa Melayu AND English AND Mathematic; AND
  3. Pass at least one (1) subject with at least grade 8E for subjects Science OR Physics OR Chemistry OR Biology; AND
  4. Pass other subjects such that the total number of subjects is at least six (6); OR
 
  c.
Obtain exemption from the above requirements (a and b) by the Department of Safety and Health (DOSH) Malaysia.
 
   b.
Candidate who has been given such exemption by DOSH or by the Board of Examination, NIOSH.
4.
EXAMINATION FORMAT AND MARKING SCHEME
 
 4.1
All questions are presented in English and Bahasa Malaysia. 
 
 4.2
Click here to view the format and marking scheme for examination
5.
CERTIFICATION
 
5.1
A Safety And Health Officer competent certificates will be awarded by NIOSH to a candidate who has passed the Safety and Health Officer examination.
6.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
 
6.1
Once the candidate satisfies the entry requirement, the candidate must complete the required examination within two years (24 months) starting from the date of the first examination taken by the candidate.
 
6.2
A candidate may re-sit a maximum of four (4) times for each Part of the examination within two years (24 months) starting from the date of the first examination taken by the candidate. If the candidate fails after the fifth attempt within the specified period, the candidate must re-enroll for the whole course OR sit for SHO Improvement Program AND register as a new candidate for the examination.
 
6.3
Candidates may choose to take any of the papers at any time as long as it is accomplished within two years.
 
6.4
A candidate may withdraw (by writing to the Examination Secretariat) from the registered examination within the approved postponement period (refer to appendix 1). Any withdrawal after the postponement period is subjected to the following penalties:
 
 
a.
This withdrawal is considered as a failed examination attempt; AND
 
 
b.
Examination fees will be forfeited.