SAFETY @ WORK CAMPAIGN

SAFETY @ WORK CAMPAIGN


Kuala Lumpur, 13 November 2003 - UCSI (University College Sedaya International), in collaboration with Beautiful Gate Disabled People Caring Centre and the National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH), will be hosting a [email protected] Campaign in Cheras come November 19-23.

On November 19 and 20, the campaign will begin at its home ground at the UCSI Campus in Taman Segar, Cheras, followed by Cheras LeisureMall from 21 – 23 November.

NIOSH Chairman, Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye will be launching two safety posters designed by Seow Poh Ling and Lily Hung of Beautiful Gate at the Leisure Mall, Cheras on 21 November (11am).

Seow and Hung’s posters have been selected by NIOSH for mass printing and will be made available to industries such as factories, sites and offices.

Siham Ismail, Information Officer of NIOSH, confirmed that the two posters are the first of its kind designed by the disabled people as part of NIOSH’s information dissemination efforts.

"Our objective is to create a society that acknowledges the contributions by the disabled people even in areas relating to occupational safety," she said.

The campaign will feature safety posters designed by the disabled people who have undergone training in Graphic Designs under the MLVK Scheme in 2003.

Beautiful Gate’s director, Sia Siew Chin said that she is pleased that the disabled people are able to be involved in a number of community projects, including the Safety At Work Awareness Campaign.

"We believe safety at the workplace is very important," she said. "Carelessness can lead to a number of work-related accidents, and cause permanent disabilities."

UCSI’s Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Chin Peng Kit said safety at work begins with inculcating a safety culture right at the tertiary level.

“We want to continue to promote a safe culture both at work as well as on our university ground,” he said.