Occupational safety and health country profile: Malaysia
International labour standards
Ratification of ILO conventions
Database on international labour standards
Provides access to the latest information on ILO international labour standards on OSH (such as ratification information, reporting requirements, comments of the ILO's supervisory bodies, etc.).
Policies and programmes
The Occupational Safety and Health Master Plan for Malaysia 2015 (2010-2015) is the middle stage of three 5-year action plans that began in 2005 and aim to culminate in 2020 with the achievement of a safety culture.
Laws and regulations
National regulatory framework
Global database on OSH legislation
Provides a picture of the regulatory framework of the main elements of OSH legislation. Contains comprehensive legal information and analysis.
National labour legislation database
Includes abstracts of OSH legislation and citation information. Full text of laws or a relevant source is linked to the records, when available.
Authorities and bodies
Ministry of Human Resources
The vision of DOSH is to be the leader of occupational safety and health and its mission is to ensure safety and health at work. Its objective is to prevent industrial accidents and occupational diseases by the year 2015 through: reducing the rate of fatalities up to 20%; reducing the rate of reported accidents (deaths, permanent loss of ability, temporary loss of ability) up to 30%; increasing the number of enforcement and inspection by 20%; increasing the number of OSH competent persons by 30%.
Ministry of Health
Database of labour statistics
Contains annual data collected mainly through the ILO yearly questionnaire. It covers a wide range of topics including occupational injuries.