University of Cyberjaya Students Visit the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

University of Cyberjaya Students Visit the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) 

Students from the Occupational Safety and Health programme brought back good memories as well as invaluable experience when they visited the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Bangi on 30th November 2022. Thirty-seven students from the Diploma of Occupational Safety and Health and Bachelor of Occupational Safety and Health accompanied by 3 lecturers visited the facility to gain knowledge from the institution that effectively leads the policies and procedures of Occupational Safety and Health in the country.

The trip was organised to enhance students’ exposure to real-life industries, provide hands-on experience on the latest equipment in the laboratory and cultivate knowledge sharing and cooperation with NIOSH for access to science, technology, and innovation.

The trip started out with a safety talk by the Corporate Manager, Mr. Haji Khairulnizam, followed by a session at the Equipment Testing Lab which was led by Mr. Haji Esa who spoke about fall protection. Students then had a chance to take a look at the Occupational Health Clinic and Gym as led by Mr. Amirul. Lastly, students were privy to the NIOSH’s library by Mr. Ts Haji Shahrul Nizam.

“I had a pleasant experience at NIOSH and was amazed by their professionalism. It was interesting to learn about the history of the establishment and the different training programmes offered by NIOSH to train OSH specialists. When I graduate, I hope to experience working in the manufacturing sector to help cultivate an environment that prioritises safety and health,” said Gareth Ng Ka Let, Year 3 Bachelor of Occupational Safety and Health student.

Year 3 Bachelor of Occupational Safety and Health student, Isaabela Alice said, “I was looking forward to attending the trip and it did not disappoint. I learned quite a few things including fall protection safety, types of equipment and tools that are important in construction sites. The library also has a lot of resources that could help in completing my thesis. Occupational Safety and Health is a fun and interesting field as I get to visit sites and conduct inspections. It is not the typical desk job.”

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