CIMAH Regulations - Malaysia Safety (HSE) Case
As a result of major industrial accidents that caused major injuries and fatalities, environmental pollutions, damaged assets and economic losses, Malaysia adopted the CIMAH Regulation - cited as Occupational Safety and Health (Control of Industrial Major Accident Hazard) Regulations, 1996.
The CIMAH Regulations is applicable to all major hazard industries (MHI) that involves in the storage, production, processing, handling, use and disposal of hazardous substances that are toxic, flammable, explosive or oxidising in nature. Exceptions are given to those involving in the nuclear installation, installations under the armed forces, vehicle or vessel transportations, and any industrial site which store the Hazardous Substances equal or less than 10% of the threshold quantity (TQ).
This is a self-regulation that falls under the Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA) 1994, enforced by the Malaysian Department of Occupational Safety & Health (DOSH). In complying with the CIMAH Regulation requirements, all MHI are required to submit and demonstrate to DOSH of its case for the continued safe industrial operations. These include the submission of Safety Report, Emergency Response Plan (ERP) and Information to Public (ITP) every three years or earlier if there are major modifications made to the assets. MHI are fully responsible for these submissions and are required to employ DOSH approved Certified Competent Person.
Since the promulgation of the CIMAH Regulations on 1996, PLC have been and is continuing to serve many MHI within Malaysia and some selected MHI with the region. These includes no less than 100 over facilities and assets from the Oil & Gas, Refining, Petrochemical, Chemical, Storage Terminals, Factories, Water Treatment Facilities, Warehousing, etc.
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