THE

DIFFERENCES
ROLE OF SAFETY
AND HEALTH
ORGANIZATION
IN MALAYSIA
THE
DIFFERENCES
ROLE OF SAFETY
AND HEALTH
ORGANIZATION
IN MALAYSIA
• THE DIFFERENCES ROLE OF SAFETY AND
HEALTH ORGANIZATION IN MALAYSIA:

• a) Department of Safety and Health (DOSH)
• b) National Institute of Occupational Safety
and Health (NIOSH)
• c) Social Security Organization (SOCSO)
DOSH
• Department of Occupational Safety and
Health
• To provide a safe and health work
environment for all its employees and to
protect other who may be affected by its
activities.
• Known as the Jabatan Keselamatan dan
Kesihatan Pekerjaan
role
• To prepare and preserve a workplace with a safe and health
working system.
• To ensure all staff are provided with the relevant information,
training and supervision regarding methods to carry out their duties
in a safe manner and without causing any risk to health.
• To investigate all accidents, diseases, poisonous and/or dangerous
occurrences, and to have action to ensure that these occurrences
will not be repeated
• To comply with all requirements of legislation related to safety and
health as stated in the Occupation Safety and Health Act 1994, as
well as regulation and codes of practice which have been approved.
• To provide basic welfare facilities to all workers
• To revise and improve on this policy whenever necessary

NIOSH
• The National Institute for Occupational Safety
and Health (NIOSH)
• Federal agency responsible for conducting
research and making recommendations for
the prevention of work-related injury and
illness.
• Part of the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) in the Department of Health
and Human Services.

ROLE
• Generate new knowledge in the field of occupational
safety and health
• Transfer that knowledge into practice for the
betterment of workers.
• An agency established to help assure safe and healthful
working conditions for working men and women (by
providing research, information, education, and
training in the field of occupational safety and health.)
• Prevent work-related illness, injury, disability, and
death by gathering information, conducting scientific
research, and translating the knowledge gained into
products and services for improving safety and health.

socso
• The Social Security Organization (SOCSO)
• An organization set up to administer, enforce and
implement the Employees’ Social Security Act,
1969 and the Employees Social Security (General)
Regulation 1971.
• Commonly known as Perkeso or Pertubuhan
Keselamatan Sosial in Malay term.
• Employees with a monthly income of RM3000
and below, along with their employees are
required to make contributions.
role

• Provide social security protection by social
insurance including medical, cash benefits,
provision of artificial aids and rehabilitation to
employees to reduce the sufferings.
• Provides social security protection by social
insurance including medical and cash benefits.
• Provision of artificial aids and rehabilitation to
employees to reduce the suffering and provide
financial guarantees and protection to the family


DIFFERENCES
DOSH Provide a safe and health work environment for all employees and to
protect other who may be affected by its activities.
NIOSH Responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for
the prevention of work-related injury and illness.
SOCSO Provide social security protection by social insurance