Came in force 1st February 2. Regulations apply to all industrial activities except: Nuclear installation; Installation under the armed forces; Vehicle or vessel use in transportation; Industrial activity which involves less than 10 percent of the threshold quantity set out in Schedule 2 of the Regulations 3. Include quantities of substance whether in pure form, or part of mixture or preparation or present as by product 4. Quantities added for group of installations inside m radius belonging to the same manufacturer 5.
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Every employee shall: co-operate with the manufacturer in complying with the requirements of these Regulations; act to endanger himself or to cause bodily injury to himself or other persons or damage to life and property; and notify the manufacturer as soon as he becomes aware of any potential hazard that is capable of generating a major accident and shall notify an officer of the potential hazard.
Every manufacturer needs to identify an industrial activity within his control and submit to the Director General the Notification of Industrial Activity Form specified in the Schedule 5 : within three months after the commencement of these Regulations in respect of an existing installation or an installation which is under construction; or in respect of a new installation after the commencement of these Regulations, within a month before the construction thereof.
The authority will determine whether the installation: is a major hazard installation even though quantity of hazardous substance less than threshold quantity, if the authority feels that installation may cause a major accident. Require preparation of safety report by Competent Person.
The manufacturer shall not undertake any industrial activity to which this Part applies, unless he has consulted a Competent Person to prepare a written report containing the information specified in Schedule 6 and has sent a copy of the report at least three months before commencing that activity.
Where the manufacturer has commenced an industrial activity before the commencement of these Regulations or has commenced construction of an industrial installation for the purpose of an industrial activity six months before commencement of these Regulations, the manufacturer shall send a copy of the report within twelve months of the date of the determination.
The manufacturer shall be entitled to take urgent and remedial action with respect to an industrial activity in order to put an end to or prevent imminent danger to life or property. The manufacturer shall ensure that the on-site emergency plan prepared is constantly updated and that every person on the site who is affected by the plan is informed of its relevant provisions.
The manufacturer shall prepare and submit the on-site emergency to the Director General at least three months before the commencement of the industrial activity or within three months from the date of the determination for an industrial activity which has been determined as a major hazard installation.
The Director General may review the on-site emergency plan submitted to him, and shall, if he is of the opinion that the plan submitted is not satisfactory, direct the manufacturer in writing to improve the emergency plan within such time as he may specify. The manufacturer shall inform the authorities within three months of the commencement, or within three months of the date of the determination for an industrial activity which has been determined as a major hazard installation; provide the authorities with the information relating to the industrial activity under his control; and afford to the local authority or port authority upon request all reasonable facilities needed.
The authorities may upon receiving the information prepare and keep an up-to-date and adequate off-site emergency plan. The manufacturer shall endeavour to enter into an agreement with the authorities to disseminate the information specified in Schedule 3 to the persons concerned but the manufacturer shall remain responsible for the accuracy, completeness and form of the information supplied. The manufacturer shall ensure that the information supplied is updated and re-supplied at appropriate intervals.
The manufacturer shall take all necessary steps before commencing the industrial activity except for an industrial activity which has already commenced before the commencement of these Regulations or which has been determined as a major hazard installation, it shall be a sufficient compliance if the manufacturer takes the necessary steps within six months after the commencement of the Regulations or from the date of the determination.
Any employee who commits an offence against any of the provisions of these Regulations for which no corresponding penalty is provided by the Act shall, on conviction, be liable to a fine not exceeding RM1, or to an imprisonment of not more than three months or to both.
Oxidizing Substances substances which give rise to highly exothermic reaction when in contact with other substances particularly flammable substances. The quantities apply in each case to each group of installations belonging to the same manufacturer where the distance between the installations is less than meters; 26 Part 1 : Named Substances Where a substance or group of substances listed in Part 1 also falls within a category of Part 2 the quantities set out in Part 1 shall be used.
Substance Group 1 - Toxic Substances quantity 1 tonne Aldicarb 4-Aminodiphenyl Amiton kilograms 1 kilogram 1 kilogram Threshold Quantity Anabasine Arsenic pentoxide, arsenic V acid and salts Arsenic trioxide, arsenious III acid and salts Arsine Arsenic hydride kilograms kilograms kilograms 10 kilograms 27 kilograms Benzidine Benzidine salts Beryllium powders, compounds Bis 2-chloroethyl sulphide Bis chloromethyl ether Carbofuran Carbophenothion Chlorfenvinphos 4- Chloroformyl morpholine Chloromethyl methyl ether Cobalt metal, oxides, carbonates and 1 kilogram 1 kilogram 10 kilograms 1 kilogram 1 kilogram kilograms kilograms kilograms 1 kilogram 1 kilogram 1 tonne kilograms kilograms
CIMAH Regulations 1996