KUALA LUMPUR – August 14, 2019: Lynas Malaysia had received a Gold class award from The Malaysian Society of Occupational Safety and Health (MSOSH) for maintaining the highest safety and health standards in its operations.
Lynas safety and health manager Mohd Nawayi Che Mat accepted the award from Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran at a ceremony in Petaling Jaya on Aug 1.
The rare-earth mining and refining company had underwent a stringent auditing process before being given the award under the manufacturing and chemical sectors category.
Lynas’ vice-president of people and culture Mimi Afzan Afza said winning the award was another achievement for the company and its employees as they have worked hard to ensure the safety of not only their workplace but also that of the local community and environment.
The award program began in 1982 with the intention of giving due recognition to organisations which have achieved commendable safety and health records and have shown improvement in occupational safety and health processes through sound safety and health management systems.
Companies are subjected to stringent document and site verification audits by a MSOSH panel of qualified and dedicated auditors in order to be considered by the MSOSH Technical Committee for the respective awards.
“At Lynas Malaysia, we make safety and health a daily priority and we are very proud that our safe working environment and excellent working conditions are being recognised. Recently we announced that we had achieved one year ‘Lost time injury free’ and this award is a further achievement for our people,” said Mimi.
MSOSH had stated that it hoped that Lynas Malaysia’s achievement will encourage others to proactively manage safety and health programs in their respective businesses.