YTY Recognized by MSOSH with Multiple Health & Safety Awards
Friday, December 23, 2022
YTY Group is pleased to announce that it has been recognized multiple times by the Malaysian Society for Occupational Safety & Health (MSOSH), the leading professional body for occupational safety and health standards and compliance within Malaysia, at the 40th MSOSH Awards Ceremony 2022 held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on December 21.
YTY was awarded four Gold Class 1 awards, with every operating site having earned this distinction. The period under review was for full year 2021, and the audits were conducted between June and July 2022. A broad cross section of occupational health and safety experts were involved in the audit review, including members from agencies such as MSOSH, Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Standards and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (SIRIM), Pertubuhan Keselamatan Sosial (PERKESO), and the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM).
The MSOSH awards are held annually, and are intended to recognize those companies that have achieved commendable health and safety records, and demonstrated best in class occupational processes supported by sound health and safety management systems.
RR Kanungo, Senior Vice President, Advanced Manufacturing Strategies, who has been a central figure in YTY’s commitment to operational health and safety across the years, commented “We are appreciative that MSOSH, based on a comprehensive onsite audit review, recognized the broad-based and standardized approach we have taken across the group in respect of our occupational safety frameworks, procedures, and operating protocols. Over 270 Malaysian companies participated in this intensive review, and we were one of only two medical glove manufacturers that were involved. YTY’s strong performance reflects the seriousness of our intent, and the deep and consistent emphasis we place on health and safety at all of our facilities.”
Ahsokomar Ramasamy, Head of Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) at YTY Group, notes “Our performance this year at MSOSH is reflective of a deeper commitment by our leadership and operational teams to health and safety excellence. As an example, for the same period of review, our total case incident review (TCIR), a globally recognized metric of occupational health and safety, was 0.43 incidents per million hours worked. This compares to a global OHSA target of 3.0 incidents per million hours, and a peer average of 3.24 incidents per million hours, representing outperformance by YTY of 86% and 87%, respectively.”
Ahsokomar goes on to note “In respect of loss time injury frequency rate (LTIFR), another critically tracked industry safety metric, we performed at 0.29 incidents per million hours worked, relative to a global OHSA target for the manufacturing sector of 0.5 incidents per million hours, and a peer average of 0.92 incidents per million hours. Once again, this demonstrates outperformance by YTY of 42% and 68%, respectively. It should be noted that both of these results were achieved during a period of heavy manufacturing activity, and active greenfield expansion and build-out.”
Members of YTY accepting the awards during the MSOSH ceremony in Kuala Lumpur.