FRIDAY, 9 DECEMBER - An Occupational Safety and Health Week was held at the Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Heritage (FKSW) from 7 to 9 December 2016, in line with the Occupational Safety and Health global theme, “Workplace Stress: a Collective Challenge”.
The event was organised by Second Year students of Industrial Relations Programme (HA12), FKSW.
Industrial Safety and Health Course lecturer, Salmie Jemon said the aim of organising this event was to promote awareness among students and staff on the hazards, risks and dangers, and mechanisms to minimise or eliminate these problems in the workplace.
“This programme also aims to increase the employability of our graduates, where it serves as a learning platform based on off-campus experience in the industry,” Salmie said.
An academic poster exhibition was also held by a total of 13 student groups where findings from their field work were featured.
“This programme also teaches our students on personal grooming, to think creatively and be innovative in solving problems, be dynamic in facing work challenge and be ready to tackle the fierce labour market in the fourth industrial revolution,” she added.
Among the activities held were talks by guests speakers who are experts in the field of Occupational Safety and Health, a demonstration by Bomba on fire-fighting and rescue operation, CPR demonstration by Malaysia Civil Defence Department (JPAM) UMS, free health screenings from Health Centre UMS, and a Blood Donation Drive by the Blood Bank of Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kota Kinabalu. – FL