UKM Health and Safety Week Launched

Thursday, 28 July 2011 17:25
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By Nur Azimah Mahmood 
Pics by Badru Nizam Sajadi

BANGI, 28 Julai, 2011- UKM is observing its annual Health and Safety at Work week aimed at instilling safety and health conciousness among its staff and students in the interest of their welfare as well as those of the public.

The event is being held as part of its move to cultivate safe and healthy working attitude in an effort to further improve their quality of life and living conditions at their work place.

It was organised by UKM Staff Health and Safety Committee with the Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) as the host for this year.

It was launched by Prof Dr Sahrim Hj Ahmad, Dean of FST on behalf of the Vice Chancellor last Tuesday and ends Friday tomorrow. Present at the ceremony were representatives from The Royal Malaysian Police; Road Safety Department; Road Transport Department; Department of  Occupational Health and Safety; The Fire and Rescue Department and Bandar Baru Bangi Town Council.

An online Laboratory Safety Testing system (eSUKEM) was also launched at the function. All undergraduate and post graduate students at the faculty needed to pass the test before they can use the laboratory to ensure safety in the lab.

A contest for the safest work place was also held with the winners of the three categories given their prizes at the ceremony.

The winners are:

Champion - Faculty of Pharmacy
Runner up  - Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Institute /Department /Centre/Administration:
Champion - Tun Seri Lanang Library
Runner up – Centre for Information Technology

The Champions received a RM3000 grant, a plaque and hamper each while the runner-up received RM1000, a plaque and also a hamper.

Champion - College Rahim Kajai (RM2000 grant, plaque and hamper).
Runner up – College Dato’ Onn (RM1000 grant, plaque and hamper).

The Grant given to the winners can only be used to buy safety and health related equipment.

Various activities were also held during the week; these include a Seminar on Nano safety and nonionized radiation, a talk on the recent Hulu Langat landslide tragedy, aerobic exercises, cycling, morning motivation sessions, video shows, exhibition and Medical examination.

All UKM staff and their families were invited to take part in the activities.

Translated by Shahfizal Musa


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