Recent Development in Occupational Health Services in Malaysia

Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine 2010, Vol. 10(2): 1-5


Retneswari Masilamani


Julius Centre University of Malaya. Department of Social and Preventive Medicine. Faculty of Medicine. University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.


Guest Editorial


INTRODUCTION: Globalizations and incorporating new technologies, innovations in industrial processes have brought in greater occupational health and safety challenges. In Malaysia, the Factory and Machinery Act 1967 set the stage for addressing the preliminary issues that arose due to early industrialization in Malaysia in the 1970s. The enactment of the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994 set requirements to be met through promotion of occupational health and safety based on self regulation, complying with industrial codes of practice in operations, implementing occupational health and safety management strategies and the ultimate inculcation of an occupational health and safety culture.


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The Occupational Medicine Clinic is a referral clinic for occupational diseases and is open on every Friday in University Malaya Medical Centre.