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Thursday, 01 January 2015 17:11

FYi Bulletin January 2015

No Permit: PP13200/12/2013(032007)

January 2015: ISSN 1675.5464

Published in Buletin 2015
Monday, 01 December 2014 17:09

FYi Bulletin December 2014

No Permit: PP13200/12/2013(032007)

December 2014: ISSN 1675.5464

Published in Buletin 2014
Saturday, 01 November 2014 17:07

FYi Bulletin November 2014

No Permit: PP13200/12/2013(032007)

November 2014: ISSN 1675.5464

Published in Buletin 2014
Tuesday, 14 October 2014 15:45

Ensure Safety of Spinning Rides

The Star, 14/10/2014

The recent case of an eight-year-old Malaysian girl, who was killed after being flung out of her seat from a spinning ride at the Royal Adelaide show, should serve as a bitter lesson to us with a view of preventing similar tragedies in Malaysia.

The mother of the girl, Adelene Leong, must have been traumatised given her description of her daughter as “my lovely beautiful...wonderful little angel of my heart”.

According to the report from Adelaide, the deceased was thrown from the AirMaxx 360 ride which had a height requirement.

The accident is now under investigation by the South Australian authority concerned and hopefully the report will be made public in due course.

The accident was most tragic and it is incumbent upon the authorities concerned to find out the actual cause so that such incidents can be prevented.

It could happen anyone if appropriate preventive measures are not taken.

In Malaysia, our concern is that occasionally there are amusement centres and fun fairs that have games and spinning rides.

In view of this, there are a number of issues which need to be looked into in the interest of safety.

The height limitation is enforced to gauge if a person is capable of properly utilising the safety restraints (seat belt/bar) provided.

There is a false assumption that riders who clear the height limitation understand the dangers associated with the restraint not properly worn or applied.

Safety checks must be conducted before a ride take-off to prevent any elements of neglect by the crew and operator.

The safety mechanisms, including seat restraints, must be regularly checked and maintained before each ride.

Questions that need to be looked into include: Are the ride operators/crew adequately trained by the ride manufacturer?

Is there an operation manual to ensure the proper operation of each ride?

Rides at permanent amusement parks may have a system in place but it will be better to subject them to regular audits.

It should be the concern of amusement park operators as well as that of the relevant authorities to ensure spinning rides at mobile circuses and fun-fairs are safe at all times.

TAN SRI LEE LAM THYE

Chairman, NIOSH 

 

Published in NIOSH In The News
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 17:05

FYi Bulletin October 2014

No Permit: PP13200/12/2013(032007)

October 2014: ISSN 1675.5464

Published in Buletin 2014
Monday, 01 September 2014 17:04

FYi Bulletin September 2014

No Permit: PP13200/12/2013(032007)

September 2014: ISSN 1675.5464

Published in Buletin 2014
Thursday, 21 August 2014 11:25

Insiden MRT Jadikan Pengajaran

Utusan, 21 Ogos 2014.

Kuala Lumpur 20  Ogos - Institut Keselamatan dan Kesihatan Pekerjaan Kebangsaan (NIOSH) melihat kejadian konkrit landasan projek MRT di Kota Damansara dekat sini  runtuh malam semalam yang mengorbankan tiga nyawa perlu dijadikan pengajaran kepada semua pihak.

Pengerusinya,Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye (gambar) menegaskan antara pihak yang perlu mengambil perhatian serius adalah golongan sub kontraktor yang dilihat kurang mengambil berat soal keselamatan di tapak pembinaan.

Jelas beliau ,hal demikian kerana kejadian seumpama itu mungkin berlaku akibat tidak mengikut peraturan-peraturan keselamatan di tapak pembinaan.

" Bila tiada pemantauan dan penyeliaan pada waktu kerja dijalankan,kemalangan boleh berlaku.Apabila struktur binaan jatuh,kemungkinan tidak ikut prosedur operasi standard (SOP).

" Berikutan ini,tanggungjawab berada pada bahu penyelia yang mungkin tidak buat pemantauan dan penyeliaan", katanya ketika dihubungi di sini hari ini.

Dalam pada itu,jelas Lam Thye hanya dengan sistem  pengurusn keselamatan dan kesihatan pekerjaan yang efektif akan menyumbang ke arah mencapai budaya keselamatan holistik dalam sesuatu industri.

Beliau berkata,konsep keselamatan berasaskan tingkah laku adalah perkara utama yang harus dititiberatkan dalam industri pembinaan agar setiap individu dapat melihat keselamatan sebagai tanggungjawab mereka.

Industri pembinaan menuntut sifat ketelitian aspek keselamatan dan perkara ini harus dijadikan teras dalam diri semua pihak.Setiap individu berisiko untuk terlibat dalam kemalangan.

" Perkara ini mesti dipupuk kedalam minda setiap individu di tempat kerja,agar kecuaian dan keselamatan tidak berlaku," katanya.

Published in NIOSH In The News
Friday, 01 August 2014 16:57

FYi Bulletin August 2014

No Permit: PP13200/12/2013(032007)

August 2014: ISSN 1675.5464

Published in Buletin 2014
Tuesday, 01 July 2014 16:56

FYi Bulletin July 2014

No Permit: PP13200/12/2013(032007)

July 2014: ISSN 1675.5464

Published in Buletin 2014
Sunday, 01 June 2014 16:50

FYi Bulletin June 2014

No Permit: PP13200/12/2013(032007)

June 2014: ISSN 1675.5464

Published in Buletin 2014
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