SAFETY HEALTH COMMITEE

Document Sample
SAFETY HEALTH COMMITEE Powered By Docstoc
					SAFETY & HEALTH
   COMMITTEE
 DO WE REALLY
     NEED A
SAFETY & HEALTH
  COMMITTEE ?


       SAFETY & HEALTH COMMITTEE
                YES !
• SAFETY & HEALTH
   A great concern to company
   A greater concern to the employees

• SO ….Employees should share in the work
  of ACCIDENT PREVENTION….



                     SAFETY & HEALTH COMMITTEE
  WHY SAFETY & HEALTH
 COMMITTEE ESSENTIAL ?
• Management give their best effort to correct
  unsafe condition/practices but employees in
  a good position to observe the HAZARDS

• An important source of help would be
  overlooked if employee Safety & Health
  committee were not included in the
  organisation


                     SAFETY & HEALTH COMMITTEE
 to secure the safety, health and welfare of persons at work
  against risks out of the activities at work;

 to protect person at a place of work other than persons at
  work against risks out of the activities at work;

 to promote an occupational environment for persons at
  work which is adapted to their physiological and
  psychological needs

 to provide the means to be progressively replaced by a
  system of regulations and approved industry codes….. to
  maintain or improve the standards of safety and health.



                            SAFETY & HEALTH COMMITTEE
 Spirit of OSHA 1994
     “Self Regulation”
     Workers Cooperation & Consultation
     All economic activities except shipping and
       armed forces

 Guiding principles
    Responsibilities for OSH lies with those WHO
      CREATE THE RISK             and those WHO
      WORK WITH THE RISK
    Concept of so far as is REASONABLE/
      PRACTICABLE


                       SAFETY & HEALTH COMMITTEE
            SECTION 30 ( 1 )
Every employer shall establish a Safety &
Health Committee (SHC) at the place of work
in accordance with this section if :-
    • 40 or more persons employed at the place
      of work or
    • The Director General directs the
      establishment of such a committee at the
      place of work


                     SAFETY & HEALTH COMMITTEE
 To fulfil the requirement of OSHA 1994
 To promote consultation and cooperation
  between management and workers in
  upgrading safety & health at work
 To provide a two-way communication
  channel or dissemination of information on
  safety & health issues
 To enhance interest and motivation of all
  groups of management and workers at place
  of work in safety & health.


                    SAFETY & HEALTH COMMITTEE
 Chairman :
  Employer or his authorised manager
 Secretary :
  Safety & Health Officer
 Management Representatives :
  Manager/Director/Supervisors
 Workers Representatives :
  From section or process


                  SAFETY & HEALTH COMMITTEE
Chairman
    Employer or Authorised Manager shall be
     chairman.

Secretary
    Person employed as Safety & Health
     Officer
    If no SHO,chairman may appoint another
     person
    or SHC may appoint by ballots ( sulit ) from
     members.

                      SAFETY & HEALTH COMMITTEE
Management Representatives :
   Appointed by Employer
   Min 2 persons ( < 100 employees )
   Min 4 persons ( > 100 employees )

Workers Representatives :
     Selected by workers
     Appointed by employer
     Min 2 persons ( < 100 employees )
     Min 4 persons ( > 100 employees )



                        SAFETY & HEALTH COMMITTEE
Employees Representatives
   Nominated from employees
   If number exceeded the vacancies…. ballot
   If no representatives, employer shall appoint
   Shall represent various section of work place
   Any vacancy shall be replaced in the same manner
    as the previous member.
   Do not penalise workers who absent due to their
    duties as SHC members




                        SAFETY & HEALTH COMMITTEE
  Removal of Committee member

 Fail to attend 3 consecutive meetings
 Unsound mind
 Bankrupt
 No longer employed (employee rep)
 Convicted on a charge of:
     Fraud, dishonesty or moral turpitude
     offence under law relating to OSH
     Other criminal offence
 Incapable to carry duty as member


                      SAFETY & HEALTH COMMITTEE
          Function of SHC
           Part III ( OSHA 1994 )
 Assist in development of Safety & Health rules
  and safe system of work

 Review the effectiveness of Safety & Health
  Programmes

 To investigate any safety & health matter brought
  to attention of employer.

 Review Safety & Health policies and recommend
  to employer for revision of such policies.


                        SAFETY & HEALTH COMMITTEE
 Assist in development of rules and systems

 Assist in development and review of safety
   & health programmes

 Perform analysis of incident trends and
   statistics

 Review and recommend amendments to
   safety & health policies.


                      SAFETY & HEALTH COMMITTEE
 Perform inspections at work place and
  recommend     preventive        and            corrective
  measures

 Perform    immediate investigation of
  accidents, near-miss accident, dangerous
  occurrence, occupational poisoning or
  occupational diseases occurred at workplace.




                     SAFETY & HEALTH COMMITTEE
• Investigates complaints of unsafe or
  unhealthy practices and report to employer
  with recommendations for corrective
  actions.
• Assists in the development of promotional
  and education programmes
• Discusses reports and matters from the
  safety officer, enforcement officer, etc
• Advises the employer on safety and health
  matters

                    SAFETY & HEALTH COMMITTEE
INSPECTION OF WORKPLACE
 Inspect at least once in every three months
 Discuss the observation of the members
  during inspection
 Record the details of such circumstances in
  a report kept for such purpose
 Make recommendations to the employer on
  the remedial measures to be taken on any
  matter.
 Record the recommendations in the report


                      SAFETY & HEALTH COMMITTEE
 Investigation into any accident
      (According to SHC Regulation)
• To inspect the place of work as soon as it is safe
  to do so.
• SHO shall furnish the chairman of committee
  with a report of his findings.
• Chairman shall as soon as practicable (ASAP)
  convene a meeting of the committee to discuss
  the report.
• If no SHO, employer or authorised manager shall
  inform the chairman or the secretary.

                        SAFETY & HEALTH COMMITTEE
   Investigating an accident
• Chairman/secretary shall ASAP after the
  committee has inspected the place of work
  convene a meeting to investigate into such
  incident.

• In the meeting, the committee shall discuss the
  cause of accident…. And make recommendations
  to the employer to prevent the reoccurrence of
  such incident




                       SAFETY & HEALTH COMMITTEE
  Investigating an accident
 SHO or Chairman ( if no SHO ) shall furnish the
  employer or his authorised manager on the
  recommendations.

 Employer or authorised manager shall ASAP
  discuss the report or recommendations with
  SHO or Chairman.

 SHO or Chairman shall record the decision of
  the employer or his authorised manager




                      SAFETY & HEALTH COMMITTEE
   Investigating an accident
• Employer or authorised manager shall
  direct any person employed to take
  such action…..

• Employer shall keep a copy of the report
  for a minimum period of SEVEN years.




                   SAFETY & HEALTH COMMITTEE
 Formulate own meeting procedures and terms of
  references

 Frequency of meetings:
      Depends on nature of risk at workplace
      At least once a month for high risk workplace
      Once in three month for other workplaces
      More frequent meetings during initial period of formation.


 In the event of an accident or any other situations
  which calls for immediate attentions, meeting should
  be held immediately.



                               SAFETY & HEALTH COMMITTEE
Agenda and minutes :
   Early notice in writing and circulation of agenda
    attached.

   Only matters pertaining to Safety & Health to be
    discussed.

   Minutes circulated soon, not later than two weeks
    after meeting




                         SAFETY & HEALTH COMMITTEE
       Meeting Facilities :
• EMPLOYER SHOULD :
 – Provide suitable meeting room at the place of work.

 – Permit member to attend meeting during working
   hours.




                        SAFETY & HEALTH COMMITTEE
 Quorum
    Half of total number of members


 Non member may attend
    May invite any person to discuss pertaining to
     OSH matters or related to any accident occurred in
     the plant.




                        SAFETY & HEALTH COMMITTEE
 Safety and Health matters only
   Strictly for Safety & Health matters in workplace .


 Minutes
   Copy of every meeting shall be furnished to every
    member and the employer within TWO WEEKS
    after the meeting.




                         SAFETY & HEALTH COMMITTEE
Minutes
   Shall be kept at place of work for minimum period
    of SEVEN years.
   The employer should furnished the DOSH with a
    copy of minutes if required.




                        SAFETY & HEALTH COMMITTEE
  TRAINING & INFORMATION
 Employer to ensure
   Committee members have basic understanding and
    knowledge on the function of the committee.
   Provide training to the committee member.
   Availability of an             adequate         document   &
    information for SHC
     •   Act & Legislation
     •   Code of Practices
     •   Technical Informations
     •   Operational Information etc




                             SAFETY & HEALTH COMMITTEE
     EMPLOYER SHOULD NOT :

• Disclose any information which                    would   be
  prejudicial to national security.

• Disclosure of information which contravene with
  any law

• Disclose individual matters unless consented to its
  disclosure

• Provide any information other than for Safety &
  Health or welfare at work.

• Any information obtained by the employer for legal
  matters.

                        SAFETY & HEALTH COMMITTEE
           PENALTY
      Any person who contravene
any of the provision of these regulation
 shall be guilty of an offence and shall
    be liable to a fine not exceeding
   FIVE THOUSAND RINGGIT
    or imprisonment for a term not
     exceeding SIX MONTHS or
                to BOTH


                  SAFETY & HEALTH COMMITTEE
 STRUCTURE OF COMMITEE
 Joint management-worker                committee   at
  workplace
 Company may form other committee to
  supplement work of joint committee such as :
    Management committee to oversee work of joint
     committee or subcommittee (permanent or ad-
     hoc)
    Must have clear communication channel between
     joint committee and other committee.



                       SAFETY & HEALTH COMMITTEE
                 IN SUMMARY
    ENSURING EFFECTIVE COMMITEE

• Basic knowledge and interest of members
• On going training and education of members
• Availability of relevant information to members
• Regularity and frequency of meetings
• Fast decision making and follow-up action
• Wide publicity of committee activities
• Recognition of members
• Leadership of chairman
• Stick to safety and health only

                           SAFETY & HEALTH COMMITTEE
Any question…..????

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Shared By:
Categories:
Tags:
Stats:
views:6
posted:10/9/2011
language:English
pages:34