In the first half of this year, Malaysia's Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) issued 39,395 notices to employers for various offences relating to safety and health at the workplace, Bernama reported.
This was shared by DOSH Director-General Ir Omar Mat Piah who also said that during the same time period, a total of 185 companies had been charged in court for various offences under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) 1994. The fines from these cases added up to RM2mn. At the same time, DOSH also issued 672 compounds with fines totalling RM997,500.
These figures were revealed when he spoke to reporters after celebrating BP Petronas Acetyls’ achievement to be entered into the Malaysia Book of Records as the first company to operate for 20 years without lost time injury at Mesra Mall near Kemasik.
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