In­tro­duce spe­cific safety mea­sures, urges Niosh

The Star Malaysia - - Nation -

KUALA LUMPUR: Na­tional In­sti­tute of Oc­cu­pa­tional Safety and Health (Niosh) chair­man Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye has urged the Cab­i­net to dis­cuss and in­tro­duce spe­cific mea­sures to en­sure the safety of res­i­den­tial premises.

“The au­thor­i­ties should amend the ex­ist­ing law as there is cur­rently no pro­vi­sion that com­pels the in­stal­la­tion of grilles to fol­low the spec­i­fi­ca­tions set by the Fire and Res­cue Depart­ment,” he said in a state­ment.

He said Niosh was will­ing to as­sist in de­vel­op­ing train­ing mod­ules for the administration of schools, in­clud­ing tah­fiz.

Laud­ing the Gov­ern­ment’s de­ci­sion to set up a spe­cial task force, he said: “How­ever, I hope the re­sults of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion and pro­pos­als sub­mit­ted by the spe­cial task­force can be im­ple­mented.”

“This is im­por­tant be­cause we do not want the spe­cial task force’s find­ings to re­ceive the same fate as the rec­om­men­da­tions made by the Royal Com­mis­sion of In­quiry on Re­li­gious School Safety af­ter pre­vi­ous fire tragedies.”

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