Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) and National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to pave ways for continued and mutual activities founded on the shared goal of promoting process safety in Malaysia.
The MoU was signed by UTP Vice Chancellor, Datuk Ir (Dr) Abdul Rahim Hashim and NIOSH Executive Secretary, Ayop Salleh at NIOSH’s office in Bandar Baru Bangi on 30 May 2016.
UTP, through its Centre of Advanced Process System (CAPS), was proud to be given an opportunity to collaborate with NIOSH. The partnership between the two institutions has started since early 2015.
The MoU will cover various training and services activities, which include staff development programmes, module development and delivery, consultancy services, research and development and commercialisation in process safety.
In the future, the university hopes to work closely with NIOSH, particularly in the enhancement of process safety knowledge and competency in Malaysia.
CAPS was established as a platform to provide opportunities for the pursuit of knowledge and expertise through advancement of process safety. The centre’s vision is to become a recognised referral centre and a partner of choice in process safety in Malaysia and Asia Pacific by 2025. Currently, the centre has a very strong collaboration with process industries including PETRONAS, regulatory bodies such as DOSH and process safety related institutions such as Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Centre (MKOPSC), Centre for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) and recently The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Safety Centre.