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TALK [CLOSED] Safety Promotion & Injury Prevention: Can Advocacy Change Fate?

From December 12, 2019 6:00 pm until December 12, 2019 8:00 pm
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BEM Approved

CPD/PDP Hours:  2

Ref. No.:  IEM19/PG/519/2


Evening Talk:

Safety Promotion & Injury Prevention: Can Advocacy Change Fate?

Date:      12 Dec 2019 (Thurs)

Time:      6.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

Venue:    IEM Penang Secretariat



The role of Human Factors in the causation of crashes and other untoward Incidents has often been politicized.  The speaker will critically appraise the role of Human Factors in existing models of “Safety” with examples from transportation crashes, occupational, home and recreational injuries. A multidimensional approach to the study of Safety and Injury Prevention is recommended. He has advocated for the setting up of a National Transportation Safety Board to proactively improve transportation safety standards through independent no-fault investigation process (of near misses / crashes and sharing of such information), research and training and suggests that other areas of Safety be approached in a similar manner. 


Biodata of Speaker

Prof Dr Krishnan Rajam

Head, Department of Family Medicine

RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus 


MBBS - University of Madras - 1978

Diploma in Child Health - University of Madras - 1981

Doctor of Medicine (MD) -Paediatrics - University of Madras - 1982


Membership of Royal College of Physicians (UK) - 1986

Membership of College of General Physicians (Malaysia) 1988

Fellowship of Royal Australian College of General Practitioners - 1988

Fellowship of Royal College of Physicians of Glasgow - 1997

Fellow of the Academy of Medicine of Malaysia - 1997


Universiti Malaya - Lecturer/ Professor - 1982 - 2007

Western Pacific Regional Office, WHO, Manila - 2007 - 2012 Technical Officer (Injury Prevention)

RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus, Penang   2013 - current (retiring in 2019 December) Head of Family Medicine


The speaker has a special interest in Safety Promotion and was the Technical Officer (Injury Prevention) for the Western Pacific Regional Officer of WHO in Manila from 2007 – 2012. He has served as Advisor in Road Safety and Drowning Prevention to many countries in the Western Pacific Region of WHO. He is a member of the Water Activity Safety Council, Ministry of Housing and Local Government and Co-Chairs its Committee on Data and Research. He was a member of the Cabinet appointed Inquiry Panel investigating the death of 6 firemen during a recovery operation in Puchong in 2018.





  • Closing Date: Registration should reach us latest by 9 Dec 2019 or when registration is full, whichever is earlier.
  • Walk-in registration will only be accepted if vacant seat is available.
  • Registered member participant shall attend the seminar himself/herself personally. In the event a representative has been sent to attend, the representative must be a member of the same grade, otherwise the difference in registration fee must be paid before admission is allowed.
  • Attendance by representative will not be issued with the Certificate of Attendance.
  • All participants are to present their NRIC card for verification upon signing for attendance.
  • Fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • If fail to attend the event, the fee paid will not be refunded.


Registration with Payment: on a ‘first-come-first-served’ basis.


IEM Student

IEM Graduate

IEM Member

Non-IEM Member

Senior IEM Member

(> 65 years)


RM 20

RM 30

RM 60


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CIMB BANK Account #: 80 0762026 7

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Banking Info



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Account Name: The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia