1.  What is the purpose of DOE Submission?

The purpose of having Environmentally Hazardous Substances Notification & Registration Scheme  (EHSNR) is to provide the necessary info to Environment and other agencies involves in chemical management in identifying environmental hazardous substances (EHS) of concern in the country.  It is also used by the related agencies to identify substances which are required further analysis for risk assessment.

* E.g: Petrol, pesticides, insecticides, fertilizers, weed killer, liquid petroleum gas etc.

2. When can PPE be used?

– When there are no other practical control measures available
– As an interim measure until a more effective way of controlling the risk can be used
– To supplement higher level control measures

3. How do I choose the right PPE for the job?

– Consultation with the supplier to ensure PPE is suitable for the work and workstation condition.
– Preference for PPE complies with relevant Malaysia’s standard
– Detailed evaluations of the risk and performance requirement for the PPE.

4. Why must an UPV be authorized before used?

An UPV is a potentially hazardous piece of equipment as its content is under pressure.  Any design or fabrication fault or misuse could lead to an explosion and failure of an unfired pressure vessel.  Therefore, it is essential that these UPV to be severely controlled in order to protect the live of people and damage to property.

5. How to occupy a factory & run machinery for the first time?

There are 2 simple steps acquire to occupy or run machinery for the first time, firstly; obtain “permission to install machinery” by submitting JKJ 105 and the relevant documents to the nearest DOST office. (TERATES RESOURCES will help you in this matter)
Secondly, inform DOSH through JKJ 101 of your intention to occupy the factory for the first time.

6. What happen after the documents have been submitted to DOSH office?

The documents will be review by DOSH officers and this will then be followed by a preliminary inspection of the premises or/and machinery.  After the relevant tests have been carried out, the certificate of fitness will be issue by the department after necessary payments have been made.

7. What legislation available to protect workers from noise exposure?

Factory & Machinery ( Noise Exposure) Regulation 1989 protects employees as of toward noise exposure.  The regulation stated:

– Regulation 5: Permissible Exposure Limit:
i) No employee shall be exposed to noise level exceeding equivalent continuous sound level of 90 dB (A) or exceeding the limit specified in the first schedule or exceeding the daily noise dose of unity.
ii) No employee shall be exposed to noise level exceeding 115 dB (A) at any time.

– Regulation 6: Impulsive noise: No employee shall be exposed to impulsive noise exceeding a peak sound pressure level of 140 dB.

Regulation 7: Employee exposure when using hearing protection devices: When hearing protection devices are used to supplement administrative or engineering controls to comply with the requirement of regulation 5 and all the provisions of these Regulations have been met, employee exposure, for the purpose of determining whether the occupier has complied with the requirement of regulation 5, may be considered to be at the level provided by the attenuation factor of the hearing protection device for the periods being used.

8. What are the common causes of Indoor Air Quality problems?

– not enough ventilation, lack of fresh air
– poor maintenance of ventilation, heating & air conditioning system
– dampness and moisture damage due to leaks, flooding or high humidity
– inhabitant activities
– indoor and outdoor contaminated air

9. How can I tell if there is an Indoor Air Quality problem in my workplace?

People working in building with poor IAQ may notice unpleasant odors or musty odors        or may feels that the building is hot and stuffy.  Fever, cough and shortness of breath            may be the symptoms of more serious problems.  But not all exposure cause symptoms,      employers must ensure that they are providing the good building management for their      employees.




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