|Head of Department||Dr. Gogillan Sevaratnam|
Hospital Kuala Lumpur is one of the largest hospitals in the country and also consists of the biggest number of staff among hospitals in Malaysia. Staffs are an asset to the hospital and play an important role in providing the health care services. Because of the work environment is so challenging, they are expose to a various hazards and occupational diseases .In order to overcome this occupational health issues, hospital has to find a mechanism to ensure the safety, health and welfare of the hospital staff.
Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Unit Hospital Kuala Lumpur was then established in 2005 after it was instructed by the Chief Secretary of Malaysia via a circular UPTM 159/267/50 Kit 4 (46) dated 20 August 2004: ARAHAN PEMATUHAN AKTA KESELAMATAN DAN KESIHATAN PEKERJAAN 1994 DAN PELAKSANAAN ARAHAN, PERATURAN, PROSEDUR DAN PERUNTUKAN UNDANG-UNDANG DI JABATAN-JABATAN KERAJAAN. Occupational Safety and Health Unit which is placed under the Hospital Director is mainly function as a secretariat for the Occupational Safety and Health Committee of HKL and also responsible to carry out activities or programs in accordance with the Occupational And Safety Health Act 1994.
Towards safety, healthy and productive hospital staffs and its clients.
To provide a quality and comprehensive occupational health services in the hospital through various programs of prevention and disease control ,injury or disability that is cause by interaction between human and occupation.
- To ensure the safety, health and welfare of the hospital staff and its clients.
- To protect and promote the safety and health of the hospital staff and its clients by preventing and controlling
occupational accidents and diseases.
- To develop and promote a healthy and safe work environment and work process
- To educate the hospital staff on the importance of occupational safety and health, and thereby preventing accidents
and diseases in the workplace.
POLISI KESELAMATAN DAN KESIHATAN PEKERJAAN HOSPITAL KUALA LUMPUR
Sebagai satu institusi yang bertanggungjawab, adalah menjadi polisi Hospital Kuala Lumpur untuk memastikan semua wargakerja dan pelanggannya berada dipersekitaran yang sihat dan selamat. Pihak Pengurusan bersama-sama dengan wargakerja Hospital Kuala Lumpur akan berusaha untuk mencapai matlamat polisi ini melalui rundingan dan kerjasama yang berterusan.
Justeru itu, polisi Hospital ialah :
1. Untuk menyediakan persekitaran tempat kerja yang sihat, selesa dan selamat.
2. Untuk menyediakan kemudahan asas bagi kebajikan semua wargakerja.
3. Untuk mematuhi undang-undang dan tata amalan berkaitan dengan keselamatan dan kesihatan pekerjaan seperti
yang ditetapkan dalam Akta Keselamatan dan Kesihatan Pekerjaan 1994.
4. Untuk memastikan semua wargakerja diberi maklumat, arahan, latihan dan penyeliaan dalam cara-cara menjalankan
tugas dengan selamat tanpa risiko kepada kesihatan.
5. Untuk menyiasat dan melapor semua kejadian atau penyakit pekerjaan.
6. Untuk menjalankan pemeriksaan, kawalan serta audit keselamatan dan kesihatan yang berkala di tempat kerja.
7. Untuk memastikan semua kontraktor yang berurusan dengan hospital mematuhi segala peraturan keselamatan dan
8. Mengkaji semula polisi dari masa ke semasa
1. Non Communicable Disease Clinic (NCD)
NCD clinic was established in line with the general objective of the Ministry of Health which is to delay or prevent the onset of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and its related complications while improving their management. This clinic is held for staff of HKL with the aim to improve the quality of health of the staff while maintaining optimum productivity.
2. Immunisation clinic
Immunisation clinic offers vaccines for staff of HKL to increase their immunity towards communicable diseases that they may contract from the patients. Some of the vaccines available include; Influenza vaccine, Hepatitis B vaccine and Typhoid vaccine.
3. Continuous Medical Education (CME)
CME among HKL staff is one of the many means that OSH uses to educate staff on the diseases as well as potential hazards that they may contract or face as a result of being a health care worker. At the same time, they are also advised on preventive measures as well as guidance on seeking treatment and aids should they encounter any strains on their health and safety.
4. Personal Protective Equipment Training (PPE)
PPE training offers various services as a precautionary measure to ensure the safety among health care workers. For example; training staff in the chemical division, especially to those whom are exposed to chemicals. Without the proper knowledge on how to be safe they may cause a risk on their health and safety. This training also offers services that aims at reducing risks of fatality should any accidents occur.
5. Safety audit
Safety audit is a monthly service that is conducted in all departments of HKL. The general objective is to identify potential hazards and unsafe working environments that can cause accidents or affect a worker’s health and wellbeing. This audit is conducted by OSH which comprises of safety health officers and occupational health trained doctors who have been well equipped with the knowledge on the respective issues.
RESEARCH AND TRAINING
Training is essential for getting health and safety at work right. That's why OSH Unit offer training to suit everyone involved. It should get the essential information across, deliver the skills needed and also inspire people to put what they have learned into practice when they're at work.
OSH Unit conducts courses on Occupational Safety & Health for all categories of staffs of HKL every month. The course is a guide to how to protect yourself and your colleagues at work, and what your employer should be doing to keep you safe. It encourages staffs of HKL to take a proactive and positive approach to health and safety at work.
Our courses will cover of:-
• Legal issues on OSHA 1994 & FMA 1967.
• Sharp Injuries.
• Occupational health issues.
• Occupational Hazards at workplace - Physical, Chemical, Biological, Psychosocial & Ergonomic.
• NODOPOD Regulations.
• Fire Safety Plan.
• Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) at work place.
In between, our staffs also give talks on Occupational Safety & Health issues at the respective departments on invitations.
Example of Forms in Notification of Occupational Diseases and Hazards
(Below is just for an illustration. Please use an original WEHU form to notify)
• Notification of Occupational Accident and Dangerous Occurrence (WEHU - A)
• Notification of Occupational Accident and Dangerous Occurrence (WEHU - D)
• Notification of Occupational Accident and Dangerous Occurrence (WEHU - E)
• Notification of Occupational Accident and Dangerous Occurrence (WEHU - L)
• Notification of Occupational Accident and Dangerous Occurrence (WEHU - S)
Talks and training by OSH Unit, HKL