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A Life-saving Culture Key to Making Malaysian Workplaces Among World’s Safest

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With Thermo-Man® test lab in Singapore, DuPont and external stakeholders; NIOSH, DOSH and Socso can work together to raise safety awareness among OSH professionals in Malaysia.

Kuala Lumpur – 14 June 2017. DuPont and the National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) have emphasized the importance of safety culture in achieving workplaces that lead the world in safety. The organizations delivered the safety culture message during a three-day training session for 200 OSH professionals, held in celebration of 2017 World OSH Day.

DuPont and NIOSH signed a Memorandum of Understanding in 2014, in support of NIOSH’s zero accident at workplace agenda and cultivating a safety culture in Malaysia.

“DuPont and NIOSH began this joint effort to serve a common goal of making work environments in Malaysia among the safest in the world,” says Looi Choi Yong, managing director, DuPont Malaysia. “We are proud to fully support NIOSH’s vision to be the leading Centre of Excellence in Occupational Safety and Health in Malaysia and to increase the standards of occupational safety and health in the country.”

As part of the training, NIOSH hosted regulator officers from Department of Occupational Safety & Health and Social Security Organization on a trip to DuPont Thermo-Man® testing lab in Singapore. This facility showcases DuPont’s commitment to ensuring workers receive the best protection to conduct their work safely. DuPont™ Thermo-Man®, a life-sized instrumented mannequin covered with 122 heat sensors, is one of the most advanced thermal burn injury evaluation devices in the world.

In May 2016, DuPont established The Thermo-Man® testing lab in Singapore to enhance its thermal testing capability for Asia Pacific region. The facility is strategically located to reduce time between prototyping, testing and development to allow customers and manufacturers in the region react more swiftly to market needs.

“The visit enabled OSH professionals and participating government agency officers to learn more about DuPont’s leadership, research and innovation in developing personal protective equipment,” Looi said. “This apparel reassures employers that their employees are well protected from industrial dangers.”