Workplace safety advocate honoured for dedication

(From left) Sufri, Zailee Dollah and Lee at the Golden Helmet Award presentation ceremony.

Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye has been honoured by Master Builders Association Malaysia (MBAM) for his dedication towards advocating safety in the workplace for the past 30 years.

Lee, the chairman of Alliance for Safe Community, received MBAM’s Golden Helmet Award 2021 from Occupational Safety and Health Department director-general Zalee Dollah during the association’s two-day annual conference in Petaling Jaya.

Also present at the ceremony was MBAM president Tan Sri Sufri Mohd Zin and over 300 conference participants.

Every time there was an industrial accident or mishap, Lee would be among the first to express concern and offer constructive suggestions to prevent its recurrence, said a conference participant.

He has been known to always remind stakeholders of the need to be vigilant, especially in the construction industry.

“I am humbled and truly honoured to receive such a prestigious award for my advocacy on the need to be always mindful of safety, ” said Lee.

“I am pleased to see an organisation like MBAM being concerned over such matters.”

He said credit should not go to him alone.

“I want to share the award with those who have been working tirelessly over the years to maintain and propagate a culture of safety.

“An occupational safety and health management system is needed because at any workplace, risks and dangers will always be present.

“The implementation and use of such a system will help in identifying and assessing the risk and hazards that need to be managed and controlled.”

Lee added that Hirac (hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control) must be put into practice at every workplace.

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