NHFES 2019

Day 1
8.00 am Registration and breakfast
9.00 am Ergonomics Future in OSHMP 2021
Ir. Haji Omar Mat Piah, Director General. Department of Occupational Safety and Health, Ministry of Human Resource Malaysia.
10.00 am Social Security Organization (SOCSO)
11.00 am Ergonomics in the 4 IR Era
Mr Fauzi Yahaya, Senior Director Mimos Berhad, Malaysia.
12.00 pm Ergonomics Assessment: The Current Methodology, Future Competency As Assessor & International Certification,
Prof. Dr. Shamsul Bahri Md Tamrin, President Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Malaysia
1.00 pm Lunch and networking session
2.00 pm Fatigue Assessment & Management System: A Lesson From Indonesian Oil, Gas And Mining Industries
Associate Prof Dr Yassierli, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia.
3.00 pm Thailand experience in sedentary behavior and break reminder in office workers
Associate Prof. Dr Wattana Jalayondeja, President, Ergonomics Society of Thailand (EST), Faculty of Physical Therapy, Mahidol University, Thailand.
4.00 pm Coffee & Tea Break
4.30 pm End of Day 1


Day 2
8.00 am Registration and breakfast
9.00 am Ergonomics and PhD in Design: IIT Guwahati experience
Prof Dr. Debkumar Chakrabarti, Professor at Department of Design, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India.
10.00 am  Coffee & Tea Break
10.30 am Shiftwork and productivity at a crossroads
Assoc.Prof Dr Lilis Surienty,  School of Management Universiti Sains Malaysia.
11.30 am A Rethink of Ergonomics and Human Factors
Prof Dr. Ravindra S Goonetilleke. Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
12.30 pm Lunch and networking session
2.00 pm Human Factors & Driving Safety
Ir. Mohd Hafzi Md Isa, Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS)
3.00 pm UX + Innovation = Industry 4.0
Associate Prof. Dr Stephen Poon, Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation, Malaysia.
4.00 pm Coffee / Tea & Refreshments
4.30 pm End of Seminar






  • Currently the Director General of the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) who is responsible towards the overall planning and the implementation of core business of DOSH namely enforcement, standard setting and promotional activities. Prior to this, he was the Deputy Director General (Occupational Safety) DOSH from 16 February 2015 to 08 April 2018, Director of DOSH Johor from 2008 – 2015, Director of DOSH W.P. Kuala Lumpur from 2005 – 2008, Director of Coordination and Planning Division DOSH HQ from 2001 – 2004 and Director of Major Hazard Division DOSH HQ from 1997 to 2001.



        • Prof. Dr. Shamsul Bahri is currently the Director Center for Industry Linkages & Networks Office of Vice Chancellor (Community & Industry Linkage) UPM and was the former Deputy Dean (Post Graduate, Industrial and Community Linkages and Income Generation) from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, consultant in field of Occupational Health, Industrial Hygiene and Ergonomics fields at the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, UPM and also adjunct Professor in Universiti Tenaga Nasional. He is also a member of High Council of occupational Safety and Health of Sunway Construction Sdn Bhd. At the National and International level, he is the current President of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Malaysia (HFEM), executive council member of South East Asian Network of Ergonomics Societies (SEANES), executive council members of Asian Council of Ergonomics Design-ACED, executive council member of international ergonomics association (IEA) At the national level, he is the secretary of the National Association of Occupational Safety and Health under the Malaysian Federation of Occupational Safety and Health (MYFOSH), a member of the national Industrial Hygiene Catalyst committee involving a combination of associations and companies including HFEM, Malaysian Industrial Hygiene Association (MIHA), Samsung Electronics (Malaysia), SOSCO, CICM and others. He is also involved in the assessment of occupational safety and health programs curriculum at Universities and colleges in Malaysia and internationally, including Um Al Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia. In addition, he is also an assessor for grants for Ministry of Higher Education, Private University (UTP) and also the consultant for private companies and the Ministry of Human Resources under the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH). He is also a Member of the National Committee on Policy Preparation in terms of Ergonomic Guidelines, technical committee for the National Guideline for Manual Handling at the workplace 2018.Currently he is involved as national committee in reviewing the existing National Guidelines for Standing at Work, Seating at Work and also working with VDU. He is also involved with the provision of Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) at National and Asian level. He actively conducts the research and consultancy in occupational safety and health especially in the field of Ergonomics and industrial hygiene. He has received a total of RM 4.35 million in funds in terms of research and consultancy in relation to his expertise. A total of 103 consultation projects had been run by industry networks involving the Government Consultation Project, particularly in consultation with the Ministry of Human Resources with the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) and SOCSO as well as other ministries such as the Department of Survey and Mapping Malaysia and MOSTI since 2006. He is giving the consultation of private companies including Frost & Sullivan, Sime Darby Plantation, TNB, TM Malaysia, Samsung Electronics (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Federation of Malaysian Manufacturing (FMM), Murphy Oil, Petrofac, Petronas, Petronas MNLG, Sabah Port, Malaysian Airline Berhad (MAHB), Infineon (Kulim), ASTRO and many more. In International level, his consultation works also involved with Al-Esnad and the Saudi Ministry of Labor (MOL) companies in terms of job safety and health negotiations and the preparation of the National Occupational Safety and Health Policy. To date he is still working with the Department of Occupational Safety and Health that in agreement with Department’s Policy Division in order to implement policies related to the improvement of occupational safety and health in developing countries. The outcomes of the research and consultations that conducted under the Consultation Project (OSH Profile of 2007 and OSH Profile 2016) have produced an important impact on the implementation of the government policy on Occupational Safety and Health under OSHMP 15 (2010 to 2015). Its involving with the industry’s key issues and gap analyzes to summarize the policy for the preparation of the OSHMP 20 Main Action Plan (2015 to 2020). In directly, the government is ensuring that Malaysia complies with the requirements of the International Labor Union (ILO) under the convection of 155 and 187. The result of his consultation on safety and health issues has opened up space where Malaysia has been an example to other developing countries such as Saudi Arabia in being follow of Safety and Health Model at the National level.


          In publications, he is guest editor for Malaysian Journal of Medicine & Health Sciences, reviewer for Industrial Health, Journal of Occupational Health (JOH), Human factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing & Services Journal, Applied Ergonomics, Asia Pacific Journal of Public health, Human factors and Ergonomics Journal to name a few. He is also reviewer for conference articles including Human Factors and Ergonomics Conference (HFE), ACED Conference and SEANES Conference. He has published several policy report together with DOSH and Lead Editor for Industrial Achievement Book by DOSH to be circulated to industries in Malaysia.


          Currently he had published a total of 131 Indexed Journals, 36 supplementary indexed journal and 13 non citation indexed Journal. He had graduated a total of 7 PhD candidates and 15 masters graduate as the main supervisor while 6 masters as co-supervisor.





        • Vice-President of Indian Society of Ergonomics
        • Professor (Former Head of the Dept.) of Department of Design, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (since 1998 December)
        • Director (Officiating), Central Institute of Technology Kokrajhar, Assam, since 16.5.2015
        • Total of 38 years of teaching experience since 1981 with various capacities covering extensive aspects of Ergonomics/Human Factors and Design at varying levels (UG, PG and PhD).
        • Faculty member (1986 June to 1998 December), Associate Senior Ergonomist with responsibility of coordinating Ergonomics and Vice Chairman Design Services and Research at National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India.
        • 190 publications/ reports including journals, conferences, technical reports, and books.
        • Released NPTEL 40 video lecture series and ten experiments on physical Ergonomics- Anthropometric techniques under Virtual laboratory scheme of MHRD which has been uploaded for free general use.
        • Sponsored projects and consultancy covering around 25 different private and Govt. sectors.
        • Initiated PhD programme in Design for the first time in India and framed the structure from a fully devoted Department of Design, IIT Guwahati,
        • He is also a guest faculty with varied durations and member of faculty selection committees for many institutes.



    • Malaysia Chair Representative of Professional Standard & Education for ACED (Asian Council on Ergonomics & Design),
    • Steering Committee for MINDS (Malaysia Invention & Design Society)
    • Member for MRM (Malaysian Design Council)
    • Standing Committee in Special Interest Group (Product Design) for HFEM (Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Malaysia)
    • Editorial Committee for Invention Asia magazine
    • Reviewer Task Panel for Human Factors and Ergonomics Journal (HFEJ)
    • The Social Science Journal (SCOPUS-indexed),
    • Train the Trainer (TTT) from PSMB (Human Resources Development Fund), agency under Ministry of Human Resources Malaysia.




    • Deputy Dean of Administration and Associate Professor at Faculty of Physical Therapy, Mahidol University
    • President of Ergonomics Society of Thailand (EST)
    • Physical therapist at Nonthaburi, Petchaburi (private) and Veteran hospitals.
    • He had experiences as consultants at Thai Airways and Division of Physical Activity, Heath and Department of Health, Ministry of Public Health.
    • PTTEP (Petroleum Authority of Thailand, Exploration& Production) to improve and prevent musculoskeletal disorders conditions




    • Associate Professor at Faculty of Industrial Technology, Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Indonesia.
    • Department Head of Industrial Engineering, ITB.
    • President of Indonesian Ergonomics Society (PEI)
    • Past President of SEANES (Southeast Asian Network of Ergonomics Society)
    • Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) from BCPE, USA.
    • Consultants in Ergonomics & Safety for a number of companies in Indonesia mainly in the area of oil & gas, mining, and manufacturing
    • More than 70 publications and 1 textbook.
    • Main research interest – fatigue management, ergonomics assessment, transportation safety, musculoskeletal disorders and safety culture




    • Associate Professor and lecturer of School of Management Universiti Sains Malaysia
    • Chairperson for Organisational Behaviour and International Business for three years
    • Master Trainer for Interactive Lecture for the Malaysian Higher Education Ministry
    • Writes for both local and international audiences and gave talks on OSH related topics for the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM), Safe Work Australia and Penang Port
    • Consultancy works for the private sectors and the most recent is on Commuting Accident Management Programme (CAMP) for SOCSO
    • Wrote teaching modules for KPM MARA, conducted market feasibility study for the first Syariah Compliance Hospital in Penang, and trained Self-directed Work Teams (SWDT) for Motorola lean production
    • Consulted for the Penang Local Government projects specifically the Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) Programmes and the Childcare Policy toward community well-being and women active participation in the economy
    • Published total of 10 research papers with another 4 ongoing research and has published articles in 18 journals.
    • She also has presented at 14 confereces within the country and internationally.


    • Division of Integrative Systems and Design and the Department of Industrial Engineering and Decision Analytics at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST).
    • ergonomics design field for over 35 years
    • Prior to HKUST, Prof. Goonetilleke was the Human Factors Manager at the NIKE Sport Research Lab in Beaverton Oregon
    • Senior Ergonomist at the Biomechanics Corporation of America (BCA) in Long Island New York.
    • developed the first intelligent seat while working at BCA
    • project manager for the first biofeedback device for office workers to improve health and safety
    • Editor of the International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
    • Senior Editor of Ergonomics in Design, and Associate Editor Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing & Service Industries
    • Fellow of the International Ergonomics Association, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (USA) and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology .



    • More than 11 years’ experience working in the areas of road and vehicle safety
    • Certified Professional Engineer by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) corporate member with the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM)
    • Actively involved in international and national committees and played a significant role in the development of several Malaysian Standards (MS) and ISO standards with respect to ergonomics and safety aspects of road vehicles
    • More than 100 scientific papers in his field of interest including international scholarly journals, conference proceedings, scientific reports, technical guidelines and protocols
    • Presented several papers at national and international conferences
    • Technical reviewer for a number of conference proceedings and journals as well as ISO ballots specifically TC22/SC36 (Safety & Impact Testing) and TC22/SC39 (Ergonomics).




    • Senior Director in MIMOS Berhad, heading the Product Design and Digital Modeling Department
    • Smart Cities Initiatives and AR/VR Technology
    • holds several US Patents and Publications in International journal
    • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from GWU, Washington DC
    • Previous experience was in Solectron Technology and Motorola Research and Development group
    • 28 years of experience in R&D in the E&E industry
    • Past President of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFEM) Malaysia.


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