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occupational safety and health course for socso panel doctors

Tue, 26 October 2010 02:01:07 | Event | Admin

To all doctors, this training is made compulsory by SOCSO to be recognized and registered as SOCSO panel doctors.

This three days training will be held on the 26th-28th November 2010 at Grand Seasons Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

Registration form is available here for download.

Further Detail

For further detail, head over to Society of Occupational and Environmental Medicine official website.

Training For Doctors To Be On The Socso Panel

The Social Security Organization (SOCSO) has recently announced that all medical practitioners who want to be on the SOCSO panel have to be trained in Occupational Health. For those with qualifications in Occupational Health namely; the Master of Public Health (Occupational Health), MFOM, LFOM, Post Graduate Diplomas, OHD (NIOSH) are however exempted from this training.

SOCSO has suggested a training session that may assist doctors with no occupational health background to be accepted as their panel doctors. The Society of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (SOEM) under MMA has been selected as one of the bodies assigned to carry out this training programme.

The module in this training session would include the basics of occupational health as well as pertinent topics required by a doctor examining SOCSO cases. This includes an overview of Occupational Safety and Health, Industrial Hygiene, Ergonomics, Toxicology, Occupational Epidemiology, Legislations, Risk Assessment, Prevention and Control of Hazards, Occupational Diseases, Medical Surveillance, Personal Protective Equipment, Impairment assessment, fitness for work, SOCSO act, benefits and the roles of the panel doctors. The topics covered in this session will enable medical practitioners suspect and identify occupational diseases and injuries.

The course would be conducted over a weekend for 3 days (Friday-Sunday) with lectures encompassing topics as mentioned above. There would be a final multiple choice evaluation which will be discussed at the end of the day. The registration fee for this course has been set at RM 450 for MMA members and RM 600 for non-MMA members.

The first course has been scheduled to commence on 26th - 28th November 2010 at Grand Seasons Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. This course organized by the Society of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Malaysian Medical Association provides a good opportunity for the medical practitioners to fulfill the requirement set by SOCSO, to be recognized by SOCSO panel doctors.

This requirement was mooted by SOCSO in 2006 and a mandatory dateline, 1st January 2011, has been set by SOCSO for all doctors to be registered as SOCSO Panel doctors.

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