Malaysian Occupational Safety & Health Practitioners’ Association launches No Time to Lose

The Malaysian Occupational Safety & Health Practitioners’ Association (MOSHPA) launched the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health’s (IOSH) No Time to Lose campaign to tackle occupational cancer for its members and stakeholders.

MOSHPA is a leading non-governmental organisation on occupational safety and health in Malaysia. It aims to guide safety practitioners to achieve good practice in occupational safety and health by exchanging knowledge and information to its members through a range of programmes and events.

As a No Time to Lose supporter, it launched the campaign at its 15th MOSHPA International OSH Conference 2019 held at the Berjaya Times Square Hotel in Kuala Lumpur on 13 and 14 September.

Kanagaraja Raman, President of MOSHPA said:

“MOSHPA is pleased to support the IOSH No Time to Lose campaign to raise awareness and encourage positive action on work-related cancer prevention.

“Preventing ill health is a key part of a rolling programme of continuous improvement. We urge other employers and organisations to support this important campaign, to reduce the incidence of work-related cancer.

“We are delighted to launch No Time to Lose in Malaysia and get more organisations involved too.”

During the conference IOSH President and Head of Corporate Safety at MTR Corporation Professor Vincent Ho and No Time to Lose Ambassador JC Sekar from IOSH’s Singapore branch delivered a joint presentation on the campaign.

Vincent (pictured above) said:

“In Asia, an estimated 430,472 people died from work-related cancer in 2015.

“Many employers and workers are unaware of the impact of carcinogenic exposures. And many don’t know what to do about it.

“Our No Time to Lose campaign is working to get the causes of occupational cancer more widely understood and help businesses take action.

“At MOSHPA’s conference I explained how my organisation MTR Corporation based in Hong Kong implemented the No Time to Lose campaign pledge and put in place a strategy to protect employees from carcinogenic exposures.”

JC Sekar (pictured above) added:

“I presented some of the biggest causes of occupational cancer, such as asbestos, and explained how organisations can raise awareness and develop strategies to prevent exposure by using the No Time to Lose resources.

“I also highlighted how organisations can join over 350 organisations worldwide by supporting the campaign and 126 businesses by signing up to the pledge.”

Delegates could access No Time to Lose resources including a co-branded flyer and the asbestos packs at the conference, and had the opportunity to show their interest in supporting the campaign by signing the No Time to Lose board.

To find out more about the campaign and how to get involved, visit this webpage. To download free resources in Arabic, Chinese, Hindi and Urdu, go to our resource library.

Photos from the 15th MOSHPA International OSH Conference 2019 below.