Overview of Diploma in Occupational Safety & Health in MAHSA University Malaysia
The Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health at MAHSA University is a 3-year programme that prepares students for a career in the Occupational Safety and Health field. This programme has been developed to meet the growing demand for safety and health practitioners as the government continues quest to reduce and prevent industrial accidents and occupational diseases. Occupational safety and health practitioners are needed to manage and improve employees' health and wellness across workplaces and industries which in turn are important for improving legislative compliance, productivity, efficiency and morale in organizations.
Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) is a field of public health that studies trends in illnesses and injuries in the worker population and proposes as well as implements strategies and regulations to prevent them. Its scope is broad, encompassing a wide variety of disciplines, from industrial hygiene, engineering, toxicology and epidemiology to ergonomics and violence prevention. The issues studied and regulated by OSH practitioners today vary widely by sector. For example, risks such as falling from heights and injury from heavy machinery might be of greater concern to construction workers, whereas mental health and repetitive stress injuries might be the focus in office environments.
The Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health is tailored to cater for the current and future needs of diverse industries and organizations. To this end, MAHSA University has taken a bold step to envisage the global and national vision of the current and future industrial revolution by moulding competent graduates who are well rounded with the necessary soft skills and attitudes to lead the ever-evolving OSH landscape.
MAHSA University’s Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health graduates will be assets to their employers and companies where they will be able to establish, monitor and maintain a safe and healthy working environment for all of the employees.