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      Y. Bhg. Dato' Ir. Dr. Johari B. Basri
      Ketua Pengarah
      Ir. Mohtar bin Musri
      Timbalan Ketua Pengarah (Operasi)

      En. Zabidi bin Dato' Md. Adib
      Timbalan Ketua Pengarah (Dasar)
      En. Abdul Aziz bin Yahaya
      Keselamatan Industri

      En. Nor Hisham
      bin Ibrahim

      Khidmat Pengurusan

      En. Ke Geok Chuan
      Kejuruteraan Forensik
      Ir. Hj. Saiful Azhar bin Mohd Said
      Major Hazard
      Tn. Syed Abdul Hamid Syed Hassan
      Dasar & Penyelidikan
      Ir. Ibrahim bin Md Dol
      Luar Pantai

      En. Azman bin Hussin @ Hussain
      Majlis Negara Bagi Keselamatan &
      Kesihatan Pekerjaan
      Dr. Majahar bin Abdul Rahman
      Pengurusan Kimia

      En. Husdin bin Che Amat
      Higien Industri & Ergonomik

      Dr. Jaseema Begum bt Nazir Khan
      Kesihatan Pekerjaan

      Penasihat Undang-Undang


      En. Abdul Kahar bin Husain
      W.P. Kuala Lumpur

      En. Omar bin Mat Piah

      En. Zahrim bin Osman

      En. Mohamad Anuar bin Embi
      Pulau Pinang


      En. Ahmad Fauzi b. Awang

      Tn. Hj. Ahmad Kahar bin Abu Bakar
      Negeri Sembilan

      Tn. Hj. Kormain bin Hj. Mohd. Noor

      En. Nazruddin bin Mat Ali

      Ir. Zulkafli Bin Zainuddin

      En. Mohamad Jais bin Suratman

      En. Idris bin Abdul Rahman

      Tn. Hj. Dasuki bin Mohd Heak

      Ir. Mohamad Razak bin Ismail

      En. Kasman bin Nasir
      W.P. Labuan

      En. Chai Chong Foong
      Caw. Sibu

      En. Zainee Bin Mohamad
      Caw. Miri

      En. Sadiyuk Henry Rigit
      Caw. Bintulu

      Pn. Jinurah Sintian
      Caw. Sandakan

      En. Muhammad Najib Bin Jaafar
      Caw. Tawau

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      Chemical Management Division plays an important role in handling chemical management issues that are widely expanding. These issues include chemical health risk assessment, determination of exposure standard, chemical classification, hazard communication and, international conventions on the management, safety and health related to chemical substances. This includes promotion of chemical management to government agencies, industries and relevant bodies. Involvement in this matter is not limited to the internal activities in this country.

      Malaysia is in the process of implementing the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) which is consistent with the statement from the Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI) quoted in the APEC Conference in October 2002:

      ......”encouraged APEC members to work towards implementing the GHS on hazard classification and labelling of chemicals and safety data sheets by 2006, including through capacity building”.

      MITI’s statement has opened a new chapter in the management of chemicals and hazard communication in Malaysia. The Chemical Management Division has become the focal point for the implementation of GHS in the workplace. The Department is responsible for carrying out activities for the implementation of this system for the period of 2005 to 2011.

      The Department has been appointed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as one of the agencies in the National Authority Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC CAL) to meet the requirements of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) as well as to implement the Chemical Weapons Convention Act 2005, which is regulated by the Foreign Ministry. The Department is also responsible for dealing with issues related to security and management of chemicals, including chemicals conventions.


      "To create and practice good chemical management and safety system to prevent accidents and occupational disease at workplaces."


      1. Coordination and focal point for the implementation of Assessment of The Health Risks Arising From the Use of Chemicals Hazardous to Health at the Workplace 3rd Edition (CHRA 3rd Edition)
      2. To monitor and approve alternative method of CHRA.
      3. To process the application and approval of Generic CHRA.
      4.  Coordination and focal point for the implementation of Simple Risk Assessment and Control for Chemical (SiRAC) Manual. 
      5. Development of Simple Risk Assessment and Control for Chemical (SiRAC) Online system. 
      6. To process the application for new registration and renewal of CHRA Assessor, and monitor existing Assessors
      7. To process the application for new registration of CHRA training centre and trainer and monitor existing registrants.
      8. To conduct training on CHRA for DOSH officers.
      9. To organise and carry out chemical risk assessment
      10. To coordinate the strategic enforcement of CLASS Regulation 2013 
      11. To monitor the compliance of CLASS Regulation 2013.
      12. To review the Chemical Inventory submitted by the industry.
      13. To act as admistrator of the Chemical Information Management System (CIMS) and managing its maintenance. 
      14. To coordinate the implementation of “No CLASS No Entry” policy.
      15. To process the application for new registration of CLASS Regulations training centre and trainer, and monitor existing registrants.
      16. To review classifications of hazardous chemical in accordance to Industry Code of Practice on Chemicals Classification and Hazard Communication (Amendment) 2019:Part 1


      1. To coordinate the enforcement of USECHH Regulations 2000
      2. To organise and carry out Indoor Air Quality audits.
      3. To process the application for new registration (and renewal) of Hygiene Technician 1 (HT1)/IAQ Assessor, and monitor existing registrants.
      4. To process the application for new registration (and renewal) of Hygiene Technician 1 (HT1)/IAQ Assessor training centres, and monitor existing registrants.
      5. To manage chemical monitoring technical equipment of the Department.
      6. To review and process the application of asbestos removal and inspection.
      7. To carry out investigation on chemical related complaints.
      8. Coordination of SOHELP Convention
      9. To exercise the enforcement of Chemical Weapon Convention.
      10. To monitor and coordinate the implementation of Prior Informed Consent (PIC) under the Rotterdam Convention
      11. To monitor and coordinate the Minamata Convention.
      12. To monitor and coordinate the implementation of Stockholm Convention.
      13. Focal point for chemical data mapping and data submissions from state departments.
      14. To assist in management of specialize and complex technical equipment – FTIR and GCMS
      15. To manage the procedure and documentation of officer that participates in chemical management program at national and international level.
      16. To process the applicator for registration of SOHELP training centre and trainer, and monitor existing registered training centres.

      Chemicals are used widely throughout the world, including Malaysia, as they could improve our daily lives and provide us with a lot of benefits. From the economic point of view, the chemical industry in Malaysia experienced a growth in export of 23.8% in year 2010 compared to 2009, giving a total export amount of RM 40.82 billion. This amount contributes 6.4% of Malaysia’s total export in 2010. Meanwhile, imports on chemicals into the country were also significant in which it contributes 8.6% to the country’s total import (RM 45.3 billion).

      Although they offer improvements to our daily lives, some chemicals do pose certain threats to the safety and health of humans as well as the environment. Figures obtained from the Social Security Organisation (SOCSO) Malaysia indicated an increase from 35 to 102 cases of occupational diseases that are associated with exposure to chemicals hazardous to health between the year 2007 and 2009. Compensations that were paid out to affected workers during that period were also significant as the amount increased from approximately RM 25,000 in 2007 to RM 260,000 in 2009.

      A few examples of chemicals that are claimed to be hazardous to health through research are asbestos, benzene and formaldehyde. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the EPA, and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) have all classified asbestos as a known cancer causing chemical to humans. Asbestos is widely used in Malaysia as construction/roofing material, exposing and risking a substantial number of industrial workers to diseases such as lung cancer and asbestosis. Benzene, used to produce polymers and plastics, is also another chemical that is classified as carcinogenic by the aforementioned agencies. Another chemical recently classified as carcinogen by IARC is formaldehyde, a chemical widely used as adhesives in Malaysia. The number of workers involved in the manufacturing and handling of these types of chemicals is substantial and therefore their welfare need to be taken care of.

      This is where we, Department of Occupational Safety and Health, come into the picture of protecting workers as well as the public indirectly. Any occupational safety and health issues associated with chemicals can be minimized greatly through proper management and usage of chemicals. On top of that, the government, through our Department is enforcing related legislations and issuing guidelines to ensure safe use of chemicals at workplaces. The specific regulations and accompanying guidelines are listed below and further information regarding the each topic can be accessed through the respective hyperlinks.

      The department enforcement activities ....................



      The following is a list of guidelines and procedures for approval and authorization processed by the Department: