Occupational safety and health country profile: Malaysia

International labour standards


    Ratification of ILO conventions

    Database on international labour standards

    Provides access to the latest information on ILO international labour standards on OSH (such as ratification information, reporting requirements, comments of the ILO's supervisory bodies, etc.).

Policies and programmes

  1. >2015

    National programme

    The Occupational Safety and Health Master Plan for Malaysia 2015 (2010-2015) is the middle stage of three 5-year action plans that began in 2005 and aim to culminate in 2020 with the achievement of a safety culture.

Laws and regulations


    National regulatory framework

    Global database on OSH legislation

    Provides a picture of the regulatory framework of the main elements of OSH legislation. Contains comprehensive legal information and analysis.


    National legislation

    National labour legislation database

    Includes abstracts of OSH legislation and citation information. Full text of laws or a relevant source is linked to the records, when available.

Authorities and bodies

  1. Ministry of Human Resources

    The vision of DOSH is to be the leader of occupational safety and health and its mission is to ensure safety and health at work.  Its objective is to prevent industrial accidents and occupational diseases by the year 2015 through: reducing the rate of fatalities up to 20%; reducing the rate of reported accidents (deaths, permanent loss of ability, temporary loss of ability) up to 30%; increasing the number of enforcement and inspection by 20%; increasing the number of OSH competent persons by 30%.

  2. Ministry of Health



    Occupational injuries

    Database of labour statistics

    Contains annual data collected mainly through the ILO yearly questionnaire. It covers a wide range of topics including occupational injuries.