Online Distance Learning – Safety & Health

The Safety and Health Officer (SHO) certification course designed to enhance participants’
expertise in implementing and managing occupational safety and health (OSH) systems. The
course covers historical development, incident prevention, OSH management systems, legislation,
risk assessment, and emergency preparedness. It begins with the evolution of OSH, highlighting
key figures and legislation that have shaped current practices.
Participants will gain a deep understanding of OSH management principles, including policy
development, risk assessment, and the use of personal protective equipment. The course also
addresses compliance with Malaysian OSH laws, such as the Factories and Machinery Act 1967
and OSHA 1994, ensuring participants are well-versed in legal requirements.
Practical skills covered include incident investigation, auditing, emergency response planning, and
promoting OSH through training and communication. By the end of the course, participants will
be equipped to develop and maintain effective OSH management systems, conduct risk
assessments, ensure legal compliance, and foster a culture of safety within their organizations.
Successful completion leads to certification by NIOSH Malaysia, recognizing the individual’s
competence in OSH management.

CoursesMinimum Entry RequirementsCareer OpportunityProgramme Outcome
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<h2 class=”olive-green”>Programme Outline</h2>
Module 1
Semester 1
  <li>Historical Perspective</li>
  <li>Incident Prevention</li>
  <li>OSH Management System (OSH-MS)</li>
  <li>OSH Promotion, Training & Communication</li>
  <li>Risk Assessment & Management</li>
  <li>Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)</li>
<li>OSH Objective & Programme</li>
<li>Safety & Health Officer Certificate Course</li>
<li>First Aid</li>
<li>Procurement & Contractor Management</li>
<li>Performance Measurement & Monitoring</li>
<li>Incident Investigation & Corrective Action</li>
<li>Management Review</li>
Module 2
Semester 1
  <li>Introduction to OSH Legislations</li>
  <li>Factories & Machinery Act (FMA) 1967</li>
  <li>Safety Regulations under FMA 1967</li>
  <li>Health Regulation under FMA 1967</li>
  <li>Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA) 1994</li>
<li>Occupational Safety & Health (Safety & Health Officer) Regulations 1997</li>
<li>Occupational Safety & Health (Safety & Health Officer) Order 1997</li>
<li>Occupational Safety & Health (Safety & Health Committee) Regulations 1996</li>
<li>The Occupational Safety & Health (The Control of Industrial Major Accident Hazards) Regulation
<li>Notification of Accident, Dangerous Occurrence, Occupational Poisoning & Occupational Disease
(NADOPOD) Regulations 2004</li>
<li>Occupational Safety & Health (Use & Standards of Exposure of Chemicals Hazardous to Health)
Regulations 2000</li>
<li>Occupational Safety & Health (Classification, Packaging & Labelling) Regulation 1997</li>
<li>Fire Services Act 1988</li>
<li>Petroleum (Safety Measures) Act 1984 & Gas Supply Act 1993</li>
Module 3
Semester 1
  <li>Occupational Health Overview</li>
  <li>Occupational Health Standards</li>
  <li>Introduction & Basic Toxicology</li>
  <li>Industrial Hygiene Overview</li>
  <li>Chemical Hazards: Asbestos, Mineral Dust, Lead, Organic Solvents & Pesticides</li>
  <li>Chemical Monitoring</li>
  <li>Health Risk Assessment – Arising From the Use of Chemicals</li>
<li>Chemical Safety Data Sheet (CSDS)</li>
<li>Classification, Labeling & Safety Data Sheet of Hazardous Chemicals (CLASS) Regulations 2013</li>
<li>Chemical Hazard Management</li>
<li>Indoor Air Quality</li>
<li>Medical Surveillance & Biological Monitoring</li>
<li>Biological Hazard</li>
<li>Ergonomics Risk Factors</li>
<li>Shift Work</li>
<li>Mental Workload</li>
<li>Occupational Stress</li>
<li>Physical Hazard: Noise, Radiation, Vibration, Pressure, Heat Stress</li>
Module 4
  <li>Machinery Hazard</li>
  <li>Machinery Safety</li>
  <li>Machinery Protection</li>
  <li>Maintenance of Machinery, Guards & Equipment</li>
  <li>Safety of Hand & Portable Power Tools</li>
<li>General Area Fencing</li>
<li>Mechanical Handling</li>
<li>Pressure Vessels</li>
<li>Welding Safety</li>
<li>Housekeeping & Workplace Physical Arrangements</li>
<li>Electrical Safety</li>
<li>Confined Space</li>
<li>Manual Handling</li>
<li>Transportation Safety</li>
<li>Office Safety</li>
<li>Fire Safety</li>
<li>Construction Safety</li>
<h1 style=”font-size: 25px; font-family: HLB; color: #d2af13;”><strong>Minimum Entry Requirements:</strong></h1>
<li>Possess at least an SPM, MCE, SPVM OR equivalent certificate (minimum 3rd grade); OR</li>
<li>Possess at least SPM (open certificate) with the following conditions:</li>
<li>Sit for at least six (6) subjects; AND</li>
<li>Obtain at least grade 6C in Bahasa Melayu and English and Mathematic; AND</li>
<li>Pass at least one (1) subject with at least grade 8E for subjects science or physics or chemistry or biology; AND</li>
<li>Pass other subjects such that the total number of subjects is at least six (6); OR</li>
<li>STPM in Science stream ; OR</li>
<li>Malaysian Skills Certificate Level 3 (Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia Tahap 3); OR</li>
<li>Diploma in Vocational College (Technologies and Technical) ; OR</li>
<li>For highest qualification, have at least a diploma in any field recognized by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) / National Accreditation Board (LAN)</li>
<h1 style=”font-size: 25px; font-family: HLB; color: #d2af13;”><strong>Career Opportunity:</strong></h1>
<li>Safety and Health Officer</li>
<li>Occupational Health Specialist</li>
<li>Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Manager</li>
<li>Industrial Hygienist</li>
<li>Risk Management Specialist</li>
<li>Compliance Officer</li>
<li>Safety Consultant</li>
<li>Training and Development Specialist</li>
<li>Ergonomics Specialist</li>
<li>Fire Safety Officer</li>
<h1 style=”font-size: 25px; font-family: HLB; color: #d2af13;”><strong>Programme Outcome:</strong></h1>
<li> Understand the significance of incident investigations and identify the types of incidents.</li>
<li>Master the step process for conducting thorough incident investigations.</li>
<li>Recognize common types of machinery-related accidents and the primary safety concerns
in machinery handling.</li>
<li>Implement effective prevention and control measures for machinery safety.</li>
<li>Gain a comprehensive understanding of machinery definitions and legal interpretations.</li>
<li>Identify machinery hazards and learn methods for their prevention and control.</li>
<li>Understand the rationale and application of USECHH 2000, including its major components.</li>
<li>Define the objectives of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) programmes and their critical importance.</li>
<li>Develop actionable plans for implementing effective OSH programmes.</li>
<li>Differentiate the roles and responsibilities of top management, line management, and supervisors in OSH implementation.</li>
<li>Familiarize yourself with the structure and main objectives of OSHA 1994.</li>
<li>Understand the underlying philosophy and principles of OSHA 1994.</li>
<li>Explain key provisions of OSHA 1994 and their implications for workplace safety.</li>
<li>Learn strategies for effective emergency planning and response.</li>
<li>Explore essential principles of incident prevention as a key aspect of good management.</li>
<li>Understand the necessity of an OSH policy and the organizational resources required for its implementation.</li>
<li>Examine various accident causation theories and their application in improving workplace safety.</li>
<li>Conduct cost-benefit analyses to justify and implement safety improvements.</li>
<li>Apply quality management principles to enhance occupational safety and health practices.</li>