Malaysian businesses urged to embrace workplace safety and health
Employers in Malaysia have been encouraged to embrace workplace safety and health culture in a post-pandemic ‘new normal’, said Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) President Datuk Dr Syed Hussain Syed Husman.
“The need to adopt workplace safety and health as a culture in the organisation has become more important with the pandemic situation that is still upon us,” he said in a statement.
“Employees are the employers’ greatest assets and the safety and health of employees at the workplace must be prioritised. Both the employers and employers must follow all safety and health requirements and established SOPs,” the president noted.
“As many employees are currently working from home, we also urge employers to educate their employees on a safe and healthy work environment at home,” he added.
Employers are also advised to set up a dedicated safety department at the workplace and appoint a safety office at the work site.
“Employers and employees must work together to ensure that accidents and spread of diseases at the workplace are avoided and the only way to improve productivity is to have a safe and healthy workplace environment,” the president said at the launch of a report by the Department of Statistics.