It is a real perception among the public and in society that the safety and health field can be a lucrative one. This is especially true in the oil and gas industry. Many other industries such as shipping, construction and plantation also provide generous returns for those specialising in safety and health.
A safety and health consultant, manager, technician or specialist is in charge of developing, maintaining and protecting health and safety standards within public and private organisations in accordance with existing health and safety legislation. Safety and health consultants, managers, technicians or specialists are employed in a range of public and private sector organisations including hospitals, hotels, restaurants, construction/engineering companies, manufacturers, and large private companies.
According to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Malaysia currently lacks at least 9,000 safety and health officers and demand is expected to grow with multiple mega projects in the pipeline. The Department of Occupational Safety and Health’s (DOSH) records show that only 5,984 safety and health officers have registered and received their licences. The Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health at SEGi College Sarawak is a great pathway to being a proper safety and health officer. As shown by the NIOSH and DOSH figures, the area of safety and health is a very important field that is in-demand. As our country heads towards heavy industrialised industries, more expertise in safety and health will constantly be needed.