DIPLOMA IN MARITIME OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH

JPT/BPP (N/862/4/0059) (MQA/PA5021) 05/22 - Coming Soon

Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) is generally defined as the science of anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control of hazards arising in, or from, the workplace that could impair the safety, health and well-being of workers. This includes the promotion and maintenance of the highest degree of physical, mental and social well-being of workers in all occupations. It also takes into account the possible impact on the surrounding communities and the general environment. The central focus of OSH is to assess and manage occupational risks through the application of preventive and protective measures. The topic is complex and covers many different areas of work activity. It concerns with standards that need to be adjusted frequently in line with changes in technology and evidence from systematic research regarding potential workplace risks for human health.

The maritime working environment comprises physical, electrical, ergonomic, chemical, biological, psychosocial hazards which could lead to occupational accidents, injuries and diseases. For example, shipping is perceived to be a relatively dangerous industry. Seafarers face extreme work conditions, isolations, long hours of work, rigid organizational structures, high levels of stress and fatigue.

Other than shipping, the maritime environment covers the entire global supply chain; transportation and logistics of the sea, air freight and land. In another important aspect, offshore mining and activities rely heavily on OSH practices to ensure optimum productivity and high output, while promoting secured and healthy workplace environments. In short, the maritime OSH plays crucial role in both commercial value, throughout offshore and on-shore, and global sustainability.

Two dockers at work in a big container harbor

Industry Focus

Diploma in Maritime Occupational Safety & Health examines the various roles and responsibilities in measuring the safety and health of the maritime field and in related industries. Since the maritime environment covers the entire global supply chain (sea, air freight and land), maritime occupational safety and health plays a crucial role in ensuring commercial value through offshore and onshore activities while maintaining global sustainability.

The programme takes into account changes in technology and evidence from maritime research in order to better understand occupational safety and health policies especially on hazard identification, risk analysis and risk control (HIRARC).

Programme Content

The programme examines International labour standards, national laws, regulations, codes of practice, guidelines and standards best practices to provide information on the types of hazards that may be encountered onshore and offshore and relevant preventive and protective measures to ensure safe working and living environment.

YEAR 1

CORE SUBJECTS

Occupational Safety & Health

Basic Engineering

Ergonomics

Environmental Toxicology

Biological Hazard

Industrial Safety

Industrial Hygiene

Health Risk Assessment

Quality Management

Quality Assurance ISO 14000 & ISO 18000

Hazardous Waste Management

Entrepreneurship

Introduction to Business & Management

YEAR 2

CORE SUBJECTS

Fire Prevention Management at Workplace

Personal Protection Equipment

Workplace Accident Investigation Procedure

Marine Health, Safety, Security & Environment

Port Security & Safety Management

Port Technology & Maintenance

Port Design & Engineering

Cargo Operation Management

Environmental Shipping Construction

Shipping Risk Management

General Ship Knowledge

Elements of Maritime Law

Warehousing & Distribution

YEAR 3

CORE SUBJECTS

Industrial Training

Assessment: The programme is assessed through assignments, presentations, quiz, test (coursework), practical, projects, field exercises, other forms of classroom participation and written examination. 

Key career skills: Business inclination, good communication skill, good report writing ability, problem solving, presentation, project management, teamwork, decision making and willingness to learn.

Duration

2.5 year (7 semesters)

Entry Requirement

Pass in SPM (Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia) or equivalent with three (3) credits in Bahasa Malaysia, English, and Mathematics (or 1 science subject - Biology/Physics/Chemistry/General Science); or GCE O-Level or equivalent with three (3) credits (Grade C) in English, Mathematics, and 1 science subject (Biology/Physics/Chemistry/General Science)

Career Opportunities

Safety & Health Officer; Industrial Hygiene Technicians; Site Safety Supervisors; Authorized Gas Testers; Supervisors/Executives; Students will find employment in organization such as: Heavy Industry Manufacturing Plant; Oil & Gas Facilities; Chemical Factories; Production Plants; Constructions Firms.