0 Professional Bodies

6.1 BEM 

Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) is a statutory body constituted under the Registration of Engineers Act 1967 with perpetual succession and a common seal and which may sue and be sued. It was formed in 23rd August 1972. BEM falls within the ambit of responsibility of the Minister of Works.

Composition of BEM   In order that BEM can effectively regulate the professional conduct and practice of Professional Engineers.5 from private practice . BEM consists of 17 Board Members comprising of: President 14 Professional Engineers: .2 from local authority or statutory authority .2 from private sector (full time employment) 1 representative of the Board of Architects Malaysia and. 1 representative of the Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia.5 from public sector . 3 . the Board Members appointed are Professional Engineers of high standing and of such experience as in the opinion of the Minister of Works are able to render services and contribute towards that end.

Cont.  Committees of BEM 1) Management Committee 2) Engineers Act Committee 3) Application Committee 4) Scale of Fees Committee 5) Professional Practice Committee 6) Examination & Qualification Committee 7) Publication Committee 8) IT Committee 9) Monitoring Committee 10) Quality Committee 11)Training and Education Committee 12) Engineering Accreditation Council 4 .

Functions of BEM BEM is of the view that it plays a pivotal role in uplifting the image of the engineering profession. The functions are: a) Maintaining the Register b) Processing Applications for Registration c) Assessment of Academic Qualifications d) Regulating the Conduct and Ethics of the Engineering Profession e) Scale of Fees f) Publication g) Promotion of Continued Learning and Education 5 . BEM is carrying out in earnest its various functions provided for in Section 4 of the Registration of Engineers Act 1967 (Amendment 2002). In order that it may play its role effectively.

overseas and the communities in. which they work.2 Introduction to IEM  The Institution of Engineers. Malaysia better known as the IEM. The Institution is a qualifying body for professional engineers in Malaysia. It is a professional learned society serving more than 16.  It was formed in 1959 and was admitted a member of the Commonwealth Engineers Council in 1962. 6 .000 members in Malaysia.6.

Gas and Mining Engineering Project Management Production and Manufacturing Engineering Tunneling and Underground Space Engineering Water Resources Engineering Technical Divisions 7 . Oil. and is thus able to take a broad view of the professional scene.Cont. which represents all disciplines of the profession.       The Institution is one of the few professional engineering institutions in the world.

Membership The membership of the Institution shall consist of two classes:classes: Corporate Members  Non-corporate Members Non Corporate Members shall comprises four grades. namely: Distinguished Honorary Fellows Honorary Fellows Fellows Members  All Corporate Members shall be engineers. namely ::Distinguished Honorary Fellows Honorary Fellows Honorary Members Graduate Members Incorporated Members Affiliate Members Associate Members and Student Members 8 . NonNon-corporate Members shall comprise eight grades.

F.M.M.I.E. Hon. 6. M.Hon. 9 .I.E.E. F.M.I.E. F.E. Inc. 3. Grad I. 5. 7. 2.M. Hon.I.M.M. M. 1.M. Distinguished Honorary Fellow Honorary Fellow Honorary Member Fellow Member Graduate Member Incorporated Member D. I.Cont.I. 4.E.E.

Corporate members of IEM are accepted for registration as a professional engineer with the Board of Engineers Malaysia. Advance professional development by attending regularly organised in-house talks. Access to a wide network of fellow engineers in the private and public sectors in Malaysia as well as regional and international engineering bodies. inKeep abreast with engineering development via readership of IEM Journals and Bulletins. external conference and site visits. Get assessed on proficiency to qualify for registration as a Professional Engineer. Formal recognition of your profession.Benefits of Joining IEM         Gain recognition for engineering experience and professional accomplishments. 10 . Provides an avenue for networking with other engineers outside your company and also an opportunity to meet industry leaders.

Access to a well equipped library. via internet. etc. A strong secretariat to support needs of members and provide guidance. Receive monthly and quarterly publications. Establish relationship with other professional bodies concerning matters of mutual interest. Linked to the internet and access to the information superhighway. Opportunity to be sponsored by IEM to present papers in national and/or international conferences. workshops. 11 . talks.Cont. conferences. forums.        Provide participation in continuing education through seminars. courses.

3 Introduction to DOSH  The Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) is a department under the Ministry of Human Resources. Forestry and Fishing Transport. health and welfare of people at work as well as protecting other people from the safety and health hazards arising from the activities of various sectors which include: ± ± ± ± ± ± ± ± ± Manufacturing Mining and Quarrying Construction Hotels and Restaurants Agriculture. This department is responsible for ensuring the occupational safety.6. Insurance. Storage and Communication Public Services and Statutory Authorities Utilities -Gas. Real Estate and Business Services 12 . Electricity. Water and Sanitary Services Finance.

13 .  The department is a government agency responsible for the administration and enforcement of legislations related to occupational safety and health for our nation.Cont. with a vision of becoming the organization which leads the nation in creating a safe and healthy work culture that contributes towards enhancing the quality of working life.

Vision  To be a dynamic organization that leads the nation in creating a safe and healthy work culture that contributes towards enhancing the quality of working life. 14 .

3) To conduct research and technical analysis on issues related to occupational safety and health at the workplace. workers and the general public to foster and increase the awareness of occupational safety and health.Functions of the Department 1) To study and review the policies and legislations of occupational safety and health. c) Part of Petroleum Act 1984 (Safety Measures) and its regulations. 2) To enforce the following legislations: a) Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994 and its regulations b) Factories and Machinery Act 1967 and its regulations. 4) To carry out promotional and publicity programs to employers. 5) To provide advisory service and information to government and private agencies pertaining to management and technical aspects of occupational safety and health. 6) To become a secretariat for the National Council regarding occupational safety and health. 15 .

16 . enforcement.Activities  To accomplish the assigned responsibility. as well as promotion and communication activities. the department performs three important activities: the formulation of standards.

-Policy Analysis . Formulation of Standards To draft (legislation) and regularly review via a tripartite process the policies. health and welfare as a basis in ensuring safety and health at work. Guidelines and Codes of Practice 17 . laws.Cont. codes of practice and guidelines pertaining to occupational safety.Drafting/Legislating New Industry Regulations. i.

Cont. Factories and Machinery Act 1967. ii. Enforcement As a government agency responsible for ensuring the occupational safety. the workdepartment carries out enforcement activities on industries governed by the following legislation: Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) 1994. and Petroleum Act (Safety Measures) 1984 18 . health and welfare of people at work as well as protecting other people from the safety and health hazards arising from work-related activities.

Cont.  Approval  Registration  Accreditation  Inspection  Investigation of Accidents and Complaints 19 .

employees and professionals. health and welfare. loan and distribution purposes 20 . in the effort to further upgrade the standard of occupational safety. iii.  Carrying out promotion works and encouragement/motivation activities via campaigns and exhibitions related to occupational safety and health. Promotion and Communication The promotion and publicity efforts and activities by the DOSH include:  Organising and conducting lectures or public talks as well as exhibitions and training related to occupational safety and health.  Providing specialist services in occupational safety and health to public and private agencies as well as associations of employers. and  Collating and preparing informative materials related to occupational safety and health for reference.Cont.

Malaysia. 1992 marked a new era in the promotion of Occupational Safety and Health in Malaysia. In the words of the Minister of Human Resources. 21 .6. NIOSH would be a critical catalyst in the promotion of occupational safety and health that would also serve as the backbone to create a self-regulating occupational selfsafety and health culture in Malaysia. after careful preparation and commitment from all parties to improve the safety and health of workers at the workplace in Malaysia. The NIOSH Board of Directors comprises of 15 Board members.4 Introduction to NIOSH   December 1. ten of which are appointed by the Government while the remaining are elected by NIOSH members during the Annual General Meeting (AGM). On this day the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) was launched.

Implementation and effectiveness of this policy is a line management responsibility together with the participation and involvement of all employees and NIOSH will ensure that adequate resources. OSH matters will be given equal priority with other major business objectives. training and time are made available.NIOSH Safety & Health Policy  NIOSH is committed to ensure a safe and healthy working environment to all employees and others involved in or affected by its operations taking into account statutory requirements and relevant national and international standards and codes of practices. 22     . Humanistic approach will be adopted by NIOSH to promote a safe and healthy work culture where employer and employees share the common responsibility of creating a better work environment for all. Safety and health management systems and programmes will be regularly reviewed to ensure continuous improvement.

Mission . 23 .To be the Leading Centre of Excellence in Occupational Safety and Health.To be the preferred partner in enhancing Occupational Safety & Health.NIOSH Vision .

Testing & Examination of Engineering Control Equipment 12) Chemicals Health Risk Assessment 13) Authorised Entrant/ Standby Person for Confined Space 14) Ergonomics in Manual Handling 15) Ergonomics in the Office 16) Certified Medical Impairment Assessor 17) Safe Handling of Forklift Truck 24 .NIOSH courses that are recognised as the Continuous Education Programme (CEP) for registered Safety and Health Officers (SHO) 1) Chemical Classification & Formulation of CSDS & Label 2) Monitoring of Noise Exposure 3) Safety in Use of Chemicals 4) Implementation of OSH Management 5) Legislative Requirement in OSH 6) Implementation of Occupational Health & Hygiene at Workplace 7) Implementation of Occupational Safety at Workplace 8) Legislation Requirement for Hazards Chemicals 9) Control of Chemicals Hazardous to Health 10) Monitoring of Chemical Hazardous to Health 11) Inspection.

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