Lynas Malaysia is proud to announce it has achieved 2.6 million hours (one year) ‘lost time injury
free’ as at July 2019. This is the result of the company’s continued commitment to the highest
occupational safety and health standards and operational excellence.
Workplace safety and health is an important issue for all industrial plants in Malaysia and
Lynas has implemented world-class safety and health standards at its rare earths processing plant in
Gebeng. A lost-time injury (LTI) is an injury that results in time lost from work of one day/shift or
Commenting on the milestone, Dato’ Mashal Ahmad, Managing Director of Lynas Malaysia,
said: “Safety, health and sustainability are at the heart of Lynas Malaysia’s operations and this
milestone is a direct result of our team’s dedication and professionalism towards occupational safety
and health. All of our staff and contractors are safety conscious and follow the Lynas safety and
health policy and procedures.
“The safety and health of our people, our communities and the environment will always be our first
priority. A year without a lost time injury means our staff are safe and can all go home happily to
their families,” Dato’ Mashal said.
Safety and health initiatives at Lynas Malaysia begin with a clear safety and health policy led by its
leadership and shared by all workers and contractors. Safety and health at Lynas is not just about
legal compliance, but self regulation and implementing industrial best practices. Lynas Malaysia has
a comprehensive safety management system including policies, risk assessments, investigations,
audits, inspections, safety meetings, safety committee, reporting, emergency response, procedures,
training and Personal Protective Equipment.
This safety and health milestone follows Lynas Malaysia recently being awarded a gold medal CSR
rating by EcoVadis. Lynas Malaysia is rated among the top 5% based on the company’s performance
across the environment, labour and human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement. Lynas also
became a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate
sustainability initiative, earlier this year. In September 2018, Lynas Malaysia received ISO
recertification from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the Malaysian
accredited certification body, for OHSAS 1800:2007 Occupational Health and Safety Management,
ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management, and ISO 14001: 2015 Environmental Management Systems.