Malaysia's Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) has opened a public consultation seeking feedback on proposed changes to the Guidelines on Storage of Hazardous Chemicals which provide guidance for the safe warehousing of packaged hazardous chemicals.

Addressing Workplace Safety

The guidelines provide essential direction on adhering to key regulations, including:

- Sections 15 (1) and (2) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1994, outlining the obligations of self-employed individuals and employers to their workforce.
- Regulation 15 of the Occupational Safety and Health (Use and Standard of Exposure of Chemicals Dangerous to Health) Regulations 2000 (USECHH Regulations) details the employer's duty to control hazardous chemicals during storage.
- Regulation 7 of the Occupational Safety and Health (Control of Major Hazards in Industry) Regulations 1996 mandates employers to identify and provide information on industrial operations.

Enhancing Safety Measures

This revision of guidelines by DOSH aims to enhance the safety of hazardous chemical storage in Malaysia, thus ensuring compliance and promoting a safer workplace environment for employees.

Public Participation

The public consultation invites input from stakeholders, businesses, and the public to contribute their perspectives on the proposed revisions. DOSH encourages active engagement to create comprehensive and effective guidelines for the safe storage of packaged hazardous chemicals.


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