Petronas Gas Melaka won the worker safety award

PETRONAS Gas Melaka was selected as the main recipient of the MiSHA Principle of Prevention Platinum Award 2022 organized by the Malaysian Industrial Safety and Health Association (MiSHA).

In a recent statement, MiSHA said the selection was based on best practices through the principles of risk prevention and control in the workplace in ensuring a safe work environment.

Among those evaluated are risk control and management methods applied in the workplace and systematically analyzed according to the principles of prevention.

“There are nine main principles in the principle of prevention which starts with preventing the risk from happening in the workplace. If it is unavoidable, then the next sequence will be applied such as assessing the unavoidable risk and combating the risk from its source.

“Another step is to adapt the work environment to individuals, adapt technological advances, replace dangerous things with harmless ones, or less dangerous ones; developing a coherent overall prevention policy, prioritizing collective protection measures over individual protection measures, and giving instructions to workers,” he said in the statement.

The award was presented at a ceremony held in conjunction with the Malaysian Industrial Conference on Occupational Safety and Health (MiCOSH) 2022 at a hotel here recently.

The award known as the MiSHA Inaugural National Excellence Awards on OSH Principle of Prevention (PoP) 2022 is an effort to recognize various industrial sectors that are always sustainable in improving the level of safety, health and environmental risk management in the workplace.

Among those recognized are Excellent Practice Principles of Risk Prevention and Control at Work; as well as Risk Management Innovations in the workplace.

In addition, voluntary teams created in the workplace that help manage those risks are also recognized such as Emergency Action Teams and Occupational Safety and Health Committees.

This year, MiSHA focuses on the principles of risk prevention and control which is in line with the government’s vision to ensure the safety, health and welfare of all workers is always guaranteed through the Occupational Safety and Health Master Plan 2021-2025.

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