Lynas Malaysia receives Gold class Occupational Safety and Health Award

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Lynas Malaysia’s continued commitment to the highest occupational safety and health standards has been recognised with a Gold class award from The Malaysian Society for Occupational Safety and Health (MSOSH).

After a stringent auditing process, Lynas was awarded with the ‘MSOSH OSH GOLD CLASS 2 AWARD WINNER FOR 2018’ under the category of Manufacturing & Chemical Sectors. The award was officiated by The Deputy Minister, YB Mahfuz Omar on behalf of the minister on 1st August 2019 at One World Hotel, Petaling Jaya. Mohd Nawayi, Safety & Health Manager, accepted the award on behalf of Lynas Malaysia. Commenting on the award, Mimi Afzan Afza, Lynas’ Vice President of People and Culture, said: “This award is a fantastic achievement for our company and for our people who work hard every day to ensure Lynas Malaysia is a safe place to work and that we are safe for our local communities and the environment.

“At Lynas Malaysia, we make safety and health a daily priority and we are very proud that our safe working environment and excellent working conditions are being recognised through this award. Recently we announced that we had achieved one year ‘Lost time injury free’ and this award is a further achievement for our people.”

The MSOSH OSH Award program began in 1982. The annual MSOSH awards are intended to give due recognition to all organisations which have achieved commendable safety and health records and have shown improvement in occupational safety and health processes through sound safety and health management systems.

Companies are subjected to stringent document and site verification audits by a MSOSH panel of qualified and dedicated auditors in order to be considered by the MSOSH Technical Committee for the respective awards. MSOSH OSH Award auditors include representatives from Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH); Pertubuhan Keselamatan Sosial (PERKESO); Malaysian Society for Occupational Safety and Health (MSOSH); National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH); SIRIM Berhad; Malaysian Employer Federation (MEF); and Federation of Malaysia Manufacturers (FMM).

MSOSH congratulated Lynas’ dedicated employees for successfully achieving this prestigious award and expressed confidence that Lynas will continue to maintain the high level of Safety and Health standards at our worksites. MSOSH also stated its hope and aspiration that Lynas Malaysia’s achievement will encourage others to proactively manage safety and health programs in their respective businesses.

Mimi Afzan Afza

Vice President, People & Culture

Lynas