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Occupational Health Doctor

  • Among the main activities of the Occupational Health Division are the registration of Occupational Health Doctors and the renewal of registrations upon expiry. This is in conformance with the Regulation on the Use and Standards of Exposure to Chemicals Hazardous to Health 2000 (USECHH) which stipulates that health surveillance has to be conducted by Occupational Health Doctors registered with the department and having valid certificates. In compliance with this regulation, medical surveillances are conducted by the Occupational Health Doctors to protect workers exposed to, or likely to be exposed to, chemicals hazardous to health.

    Apart from medical surveillance, Occupational Health Doctors are also responsible for carrying out health surveillance for employees who work in confined spaces to ensure the health of workers involved is in the optimum condition both physically and mentally. Health surveillance for employees working in confined spaces are as outlined in the Industry Code of Practice For Safe Working In A Confined Space 2010.

    The list of registered Occupational Health Doctors with the Department of Occupational Safety and Health have been posted on the department's website.

  • General Qualifications:

    • A Malaysian citizen; or if a foreign resident, must hold a valid Malaysian working permit;
    • Must not be less than twenty-one (21) years of age at the time of submitting application;
    • Is a healthy person;
    • Has not been found guilty for any act or omission which amounts to professional negligence as a medical practitioner;
    • Has not been convicted of an offence under the Act or regulations made there under; and
    • Has not been convicted of an offence under any law and sentenced to more than one year imprisonment or a fine more than two thousand Malaysian Ringgit.
    Specific Qualifications:

    A medical practitioner applying to be registered with the Director General to conduct medical surveillance must:
    •  Possess at least a post graduate diploma in occupational health or occupational medicine recognized by the Government of Malaysia or by the Director General; or
    • Have successfully completed the occupational health doctor training course approved by the Director General and has passed the occupational health doctor examination conducted by NIOSH; or
    • Other qualification which is equivalent with the list below:
    i. Sarjana Kesihatan Masyarakat, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
    ii. Sarjana Perubatan Masyarakat Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
    iii. Sarjana Kesihatan Awam Universiti Malaya (UM)
    iv.  Sarjana Sains Kesihatan Masyarakat (Occupational Health) Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
    v.    Sarjana Kesihatan Awam, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)
    vi.    Diploma Siswazah Kesihatan Pekerjaan (DSKP) Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
    vii. Masters of Science (Occupational Health), London
    viii. Masters of Science in Occupational Medicine, Singapore
    ix.    Masters of Medicine (Occupational Medicine/Public Health), Singapore
    x. Masters of Public Health (Occupational Medicine), Wisconsin USA
    xi.  Masters in Occupational Health, Philippine
    xii.    Diploma in Industrial Health from any University in United Kingdom
    xiii. Post Graduate Diploma or Masters of Health Science (Occupational Medicine, Health & Safety), Edith Cowan, Perth Australia
    xiv.   Diploma in Industrial Health, Singapore
    xv.    Diploma in Industrial Health, Otago New Zealand
    xvi.    Diploma in Industrial Health, Toronto, Canada
    xvii. Diploma in Occupational Health, Sydney, Australia
    xviii. Associate Member or Fellow of the Faculty of Occupational Medicines, Royal College of Physicians of London
    xix. Licentiate Member or Fellow of the Faculty of Occupational Medicines, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
    xx.    Successfully completed OSH course that's approved by the director and also passed OHD examination that's conducted by NIOSH Malaysia, Bangi

    A medical practitioner applying to be registered with the Director General to conduct medical surveillance must:

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