DOSH Sarawak: Construction sector accounts for most accident-related death cases in S’wak in 2021 with 8 cases

Nor Halim (centre) speaking to reporters during the press conference while others look on.

KUCHING, March 21: The construction sector recorded the most accident-related death cases in Sarawak in 2021 with eight cases, says Department of Occupational Safety and Health (Dosh) Sarawak director Dr Nor Halim Hasan.

Nor Halim said other sectors which reported death cases are finance, real estate and business services sectors (3 cases each), facilities sector (3), manufacturing (2), mines and quarries (2), forestry (1), and the wholesale and retail sector (1).

“Dosh Sarawak has received 387 accident cases in 2021 where the manufacturing sector is the highest contributor which is 41.3 per cent of the total cases received,” he said during a press conference after the Stepwise OSH Level Verification and Enhancement for Small and Medium Enterprise (Solve 4 SME) programme held at a local hotel here today.

Nor Halim added the number of accident reported by the various sectors also show a downward trend compared to the previous years.

He said as of June 2021, the total number of accidents reported was 191 cases, while 461 cases were reported in 2020, 505 cases in 2019, 422 cases in 2018 and 475 cases in 2017.

As such, he emphasise that stakeholders from all levels need to work together to create a safe, healthy and conducive work environment in all workplaces, especially among small and medium enterprises (SMEs). — DayakDaily