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OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH (Safety and Health Officer) ORDER 1997

Occupational Safety and Health Safety Act 1994

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH (Safety and Health Officer) ORDER 1997

In the exercise of the powers conferred by subsection 29(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994, the Minister makes the following order:

Citation and Commencement

1. This order may be cited as the Occupational Safety and Health (Safety and Health Officer) Order 1997 and shall come into force on 22 August 1997.

Interpretation

2. In this Order, unless the context otherwise requires:

“building operation” means the construction, structural alteration, repair or maintenance of a building including repointing, redecoration and external cleaning of the structure, the demolition of a building, and the preparation for and the laying of foundation of an intended building;

“employee” includes an independent contracted engaged by an employer or a self-employed person and any employee of the independent contractor;

“peak of work” means at the time where the maximum possible number of workers are working at the site;

“works of engineering construction” means the construction of any railway line or siding and the construction, structural alteration or repair including repointing and repainting or the demolition of any dock, harbour, inland navigation, tunnel, bridge, viaduct and waterworks.

Class or description of industries required to employ safety and health officer

3. The employer of the following class or description of industries shall employ a safety and health officer:

(a) any building operation where the total contract price of the project exceeds twenty million ringgit;

(b) any work of engineering construction where the total contract price of the project exceeds twenty million ringgit;

(c) any ship building employing at peak of the work more than a hundred employees;

(d) any gas processing activity or petrochemical industries employing more than a hundred employees;

(e) any chemical or allied industry employing more than a hundred employees;

(f) any boiler or pressure vessel manufacturing activity employing more than a hundred employees;

(g) any metal industry where there is canning or stamping or blanking or shearing or bending operations and employing more than a hundred employees;

(h) any wood working industry where there is cutting or sawing or planning or moulding or sanding or peeling or any combination of the above, and employing more than a hundred employees;

(i) any cement manufacturing activity employing more than a hundred employees; and

(j) any other manufacturing activity other than the manufacturing activity specified in subparagraphs (f) to (i), employing more than five hundred employees.

 

Made 28 July 1997
[KSM. PPU (S) 6/8; PN. (PU2) 541/III]

 

Dato’ LIM AH LEK
Minister of Human Resources

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