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Sayang Sabah - The voice of Sabahans

OSH should be implemented by the Hospitality Industry

Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye
Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye

KUALA LUMPUR: The Hospitality industry has been urged to implement the concept of “Occupational Safety and Health” (OSH) to prevent accidents and fatalities involving tourist and the public, especially during the
holiday season.

National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Niosh) chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye said OSH plays an important part in the hospitality and tourism industry to prevent accidents, injuries and fatalities involving employees and visitors.

“If OSH is not practiced, it can lead to accidents resulting in injuries or even deaths. A commitment to health and safety makes good business sense for tour operators and those involved in the hospitality industry to prevent accidents involving their guests and employees,” he said in a statement here, today.

Lee said accidents can be reduced if the hospitality industry such as hotels, food establishments, tour operators and relevant local authorities make prudent and cautious work practices part of their culture.

Lee said many resorts, hotels and chalet are providing their guests with outdoor activities like mountain climbing, hiking, scuba diving, bungee jumping and many more.

“These activities involve technical and high risks. The procedure and emergency response team as well as first aid are necessary for emergency situations,” he added.-BERNAMA

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