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  1. Firms have two weeks to ensure computer safety

    Posted Jul 04th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Employers who fail to comply with the Occupational Safety and Health (Display Screen Equipment) Regulation, passed in April last year, face fines of up to $50,000. Employees who fail to co-operate ... with the necessary safety and health training in the use of workstations.' He added: 'The expenses involved in making improvements to workstations would be small because most risk-reduction ...

  2. 'Falling ill opened up a new world'

    Posted Dec 29th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Developing cancer proved to be a turning point in life for Chong Yung Li. The Shanghai native hardly had any friends when she married a Hong Kong man 20 years ago and mostly kept to herself, in what she thought was her role as a good hous ...

  3. Smaller businesses have more workplace accidents, survey finds

    Posted Oct 20th 2003, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... to safety measures than larger organisations, a study of injured employees has found. Of the 2,028 victims interviewed by the Occupational Safety and Health Council, more than one in three had been ... are unavoidable clearly indicates the weak awareness of occupational safety.' The most common types of accidents were slips, trips or falls, together with injuries sustained while lifting and people ...

  4. On style, she rules

    Posted Oct 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shelf life Where can I get one of those tank tops with stuff inside to hold me up? I've never liked wearing a bra, but now I need some support. Tank Girl, Lamma The Dictator rules: Go to any street market and you are bound to find some run-offs by bi ...

  5. Occupancy high even at height of health crisis

    Posted Jul 16th 2003, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... say, either commercial or residential real estate. The apartments, which have been opening in phases since 1999, have enjoyed a consistent occupancy rate of more than 80 per cent, peaking at 90 per cent last year. Even at the height of the Sars outbreak earlier this year, occupancy held its own at 70 per cent, a far cry from the single-digit figures reported by some hotels. Doreen ...

  6. Officials are ordered to blow up illegal coal mines

    Posted Jul 21st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... or operators who were found guilty of over-production. The area has a history of mine tragedies, notably an explosion in 2001 in Hancheng county that left 46 miners dead. Despite frequent safety checks, many mines in the region were reopened as soon as the safety officials had left the area, said an industry source. 'The illegal mines are allowed to operate because of the solid ...

  7. Council staff in the dark about computer law

    Posted Jul 05th 2003, 12:00am by Hannah Lee

    ... Survey finds they are unaware of the occupational health and safety measure designed to prevent work-related strain An alarming number of district and legislative council staff ... of the Occupational Safety and Health (Display Screen Equipment) Regulation. '[Working for] lawmakers themselves, they have the responsibility to know about the law,' said Wong Yin-yee, chairwoman ...

  8. Police tighten controls on officers' search procedure

    Posted Nov 14th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... Officers are supposed to gain the occupants' consent before entering premises to conduct a search if they do not have a warrant. They should also record the time and duration in their notebooks and ask the occupants to sign it. In one of the 10 cases, an officer was accused of asking the occupant to stay in his bedroom while he searched the living room. Chief Superintendent Chang ...

  9. Safety fears halt work at two 'sub-standard' Prince of Wales labs

    Posted Sep 12th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... is a possible source of the latest infection in Singapore. Critics say the incident not only raises concerns about the safety of lab technicians but also exposes the Hong Kong government's failure to upgrade medical facilities. According to World Health Organisation guidelines, only laboratories of level three or above can culture the live Sars virus. At a level-three facility the laboratory ...

  10. Holistic healing

    Posted Sep 26th 2003, 12:00am by Lee Wing-Sze

    ... Occupational therapist says her mission is to help patients resume their normal lives Young Post: When did you become a professional occupational therapist? Fung: After I graduated from ... and Parkinson's disease. We provide splinting, cognition, community and home assessments and carer training for the patients and their families. YP: What are the differences between occupational therapy ...




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