Staying Safe At Work

STAYING SAFE AT WORK

 

A Guide to Occupational Safety & Health

Staying Safe at Work: A Guide to Occupational Safety & Health serves as an introduction to safety and health practices in the workplace, from theories on how accidents occur to current applications of workplace safety measures. The book also dedicates a chapter to managing mental health in the workplace, contributed by Dr Alvin Ng Lai Oon, Founding President of the Malaysian Society of Clinical Psychology.

 

Organisations that lack a proper occupational safety and health practitioner or system are vulnerable workplaces. Think of your organisation as a football team and the occupational safety and health practitioner as your goalkeeper. You could have the best players on your team but without a goalkeeper, your team will be “battling” without the last line of defence.

This book provides an insight into the various theories on how accidents occur, the establishment of relevant laws and organisations, and the current applications of workplace safety measures. With case studies drawn from the authors’ experience, this book also provides a brief overview of Malaysia’s laws and practices related to workplace safety and dedicates a chapter to mental health management in the workplace.

 

Preface

  1. The History of OSH
  2. Legislation in Malaysia
  3. Hazards, Risks, and Controls
  4. Accident Causation Theories
  5. Being Proactive and Reactive
  6. Mental Health and the Workplace (Bonus chapter by Dr Alvin Ng Lai Oon)

Appendix

List of Abbreviations

Further Reading

Acknowledgements

Index

Ho Xiaojun is a Registered Safety and Health Officer and Certified Environmental Professional in Scheduled Waste Management (CePSWaM) in Malaysia. She obtained her Master of Environmental Engineering from Universiti Putra Malaysia. She is the lead implementer of ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, and other corporate-related OSH matters in her current organisation and has industry experience in education, marketing, and the service sector.

Chuah Chong Ken is a Registered Safety and Health Officer and Human Resources Development Fund-qualified trainer in Malaysia. He obtained his Master of Occupational Safety and Health Management from Universiti Utara Malaysia. He specialises in workplace safety and health management and has industry experience in the sectors of construction and service.

Alvin Ng Lai Oon,DPsych (Murdoch), is Professor and Head of the Department of Psychology at Sunway University, Malaysia. He is the Founding President of the Malaysian Society of Clinical Psychology, which he established in 2010, and has a keen interest in contributing to the development of mental health literacy in Malaysia.