Malaysia is revising regulations and streamlining chemical legislation, a senior official from the Department of Occupational Safety and Health Malaysia (DOSH) told delegates at this year's AsiaHub Summit Brussels.
The country's Occupational Safety and Health Act (Osha) 1994
, which stipulates the general provisions for managing chemicals in the workplace, is under review by the Attorney General Chamber (AGC), Elaini Wahab, senior officer at DOSH, told the conference. No specific date has been given, but changes are not expected before year-end.
Osha is the overarching law, enforced by DOSH, for the following regulations:
- Classification, Labelling and Safety Data Sheet of Hazardous Chemicals Regulations 2013 (CLASS Regulations);
- Use and Standard of Exposure of Chemicals Hazardous to Health Regulations, 2000 (USECHH Regulations);
- Control of Industrial Major Accident Hazards Regulations 1996 (CIMAH Regulations); and
- Prohibition of Use of Substances, Order 1999.
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