Month: May 2021

Prasarana offers RM1,000 in compensation to all 213 LRT crash victims each, will also cover medical costs, lost income

Source: Malay Mail KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 — Public transport operator Prasarana Malaysia Bhd today announced an RM1,000 compensation package for over 200 passengers after the collision between two trains on the LRT Kelana Jaya line last night. Its chairman Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman also claimed the incident was beyond the company’s control, and …

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LRT train mishap: 47 commuters seriously injured in accident on LRT Kelana Jaya line

Source: The Star KUALA LUMPUR: An accident has occurred involving two trains on the LRT Kelana Jaya line. According to Dang Wangi OCPD Asst Comm Mohamad Zainal Abdullah 47 commuters suffered severe injuries, while 166 others had minor injuries. All injured have been sent to Hospital Kuala Lumpur for treatment. AskRapidKL said on its Twitter …

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Combustible Dust & OSHA Inspection

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has placed an emphasis on combustible dust hazards in recent years—and for good reason. Combustible dust has resulted in numerous deadly incidents over the years. While no OSHA standard directly addresses combustible dust, this has not hindered OSHA inspections and enforcement actions. In the absence of specific guidance, …

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Malaysia’s worsening COVID-19 outbreak sparks alarm

Sources: AP News KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A worsening coronavirus outbreak in Malaysia has sparked alarm and is spilling over into neighboring Thailand, which recently discovered a more infectious variant in its south believed to have come from Malaysia. Malaysia has experienced a rapid climb in new cases since April that has strained its …

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Malaysia sees highest daily tally of 7,478 Covid-19 cases

Source: The Straits times PUTRAJAYA • Malaysia yesterday reported 7,478 new coronavirus cases, its highest daily rise in infections since the start of the pandemic, after the health director-general warned of a “vertical surge” in cases. The latest figure brings the total cumulative number of infections in the country to 533,367. The health director-general, Tan …

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How to Keep Employees Safe in 2021? Precautions against the pandemic are step one in the workplace.

It’s 2021, and we are still in the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic. As more and more businesses reopen and some companies transition from remote to on-site workplaces, it’s natural for many people to feel concern about encountering the coronavirus at work. As such, COVID-19 safe practices for the workplace are probably here to stay, …

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National Forklift Safety Day event to emphasize training

Source: Safety and Health In 2019, incidents involving forklifts accounted for 79 fatal on-the-job injuries and 8,140 nonfatal injuries requiring days away from work, according to Injury Facts – a National Safety Council database. “We understand there is a critical need for effective forklift operator training,” ITA President Brian Feehan said in a press release, …

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How to achieve company-wide buy-in of your organization’s safety program.

Sources: EHS Today Implement a safety incentive program. Mellard recommends utilizing a rewards program where gift cards and other apparel are awarded for following safety protocols. This helps to show employees—and their families—that safety behavior is valued and rewarded. The program should be simple, and rewards should be given often since safety behavior needs to be …

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How to Improve and Promote Safety in Construction

Sources: EHS Today The construction industry poses unique health and safety challenges for its workers. In fact, about one out of every five workplace deaths in calendar year 2019 were construction-related, according to OSHA. Luckily, health and safety processes play a vital role in minimizing risks. The Importance of a Safety Culture Aside from minimizing health …

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