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ECN 092013_INT_OSH hits home at KLCC

The National Institute of Occupational, Safety & Health (NIOSH) selected a venue that could not have been more appropriate for their annual conference on Aug. 25-27.

YB Datuk Richard Riot Anak Jaem, minister of human resources, Malaysia officiated the start of the 16th Conference on Occupational, Safety and Health 2013 (COSH) opening ceremony, which has the objective to share and update knowledge and skills of occupational, safety and health (OSH) to meet the dynamic changes in the Malaysian working environment.

“Right from the beginning, when the Centre was still at the planning stage, occupational, safety and health[,] or OSH, was identified as an important component of [its] Standard Operating Procedures (SOP),” said Puan Haryati bt Md Haidar, management system manager, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. “This led to the development and eventual implementation of our own Food Safety, Quality, Environment, Safety & Health (FOQESH) Management System by the time we opened for business in June 2005.”

Attracting over 1,700 attendees, the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Malasyia demonstrated a safety and emergency briefing preceding the start of the opening ceremony. The three-day 16th Conference on Occupational Safety and Health 2013 saw over 1,700 local and international occupational safety and health professionals in attendance.

Since its opening in 2005, the Centre’s OSH efforts and low-incident track record have been noticed by accreditors and industry peers alike.

Among the set of international certifications, the Centre was the first facility in Asia to receive the ‘Gold’ AIPC (International Association of Congress Centres) Quality Standards certification. Paired with that prestigious award, the Centre was also awarded the National Occupational Safety & Health (NOSH) Excellence Award 2011 in the Business Services category.

These recognitions not only reaffirm the Centre’s commitment to the overall safety and health aspects but drive the team to always put safety first.

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