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  1. Quality of life matters- across the office

    Posted Sep 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ergonomics is the science of ensuring general comfort in the workplace. Andrea Neufeld looks at occupational health and safety measures LOOK UP AT any Hong Kong office building after 8pm ... more than 10 hours a day, one can speculate on the extent of the problem. 'Since the implementation of the Occupational Safety and Health (Display Screen Equipment) Regulation in May 2003, ...

  2. Health of migrants goes under microscope

    Posted Apr 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui A national survey of occupational diseases will be conducted among migrant workers this year as part of a pledge to improve the health of the country's 200 million transient labourers. Su Zhi, a deputy director of the Ministry of Health's supervision division, said the pilot scheme would cover 20 counties in 10 provinces, offering basic occupational ...

  3. Scaling hazardous heights

    Posted Jun 24th 2006, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... Alan Shi had to overcome his fears to become an expert window cleaner, writes Andrea Li THEY ARE A RARE species who are as fearless of heights as they are sensitive to safety at work. ... in the business very cautious and adhere to every safety procedure. 'The job is dangerous, so we have to take as many safety precautions and need to have as much training as possible to lower ...

  4. Mercury makes skin cream toxic

    Posted Jun 19th 2006, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li A health warning has been issued about excessive quantities of mercury in whitening and spot-removing skin-care products widely used on the mainland. The products had been found ... said tests showed mercury levels in one product were 93,000 times the acceptable limit. Zou Weiming, a vice-director of the Guangxi Occupational Diseases Prevention Research Institute, said ...

  5. Poisoned villagers' pleas were ignored

    Posted Sep 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... memory lapses and abnormal dental development. Hui county health officials yesterday said they were re-testing the patients' blood to confirm the results and might seek help from the central ...

  6. take action

    Posted Jul 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'Unless it is being disturbed or dismantled improperly, this asbestos-containing canopy roofing material presents no imminent risk to public health. The inspection on July 20 did not reveal any ...

  7. Blame the genes

    Posted Mar 20th 2006, 12:00am by Margaret Cheng

    ... through. It's not just to consumers, but to legislators, bosses, restaurant owners, transport owners, occupational health and safety managers- and there's now a drop in tobacco-related ... in following all the health rules we're advised to follow. Dana Reeve (right), the widow of actor Christopher Reeve who played Superman in the film series, was such a person. Just 44, she ...

  8. Staff blame bosses for lack of safety awareness

    Posted Aug 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the union's occupational safety committee, Choi Kam-wah, yesterday urged the government to introduce a minimum wage and maximum hours to protect workers' health. 'The government should ... 811 of its members, found 55 per cent had not been given any occupational safety instruction in the past year. About 29 per cent admitted a lack of safety awareness among employees was a big ...

  9. Labour Department launches container-handling safety campaign

    Posted Apr 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are governed by the General Duties provisions in the Occupational Safety and Health Ordinance and the Factories and Industrial Undertakings Ordinance. Failing to observe the statutory safety ... STAFF REPORTERS Updated at 7.16pm: The Labour Department on Tuesday launched a container-handling safety campaign that will run until April 29. Occupational safety officers from ...

  10. In legal first, firm fined $2,000 for exposing staff to risk of RSI

    Posted Mar 05th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong under new workplace regulations. Labour officials used the Occupational Safety and Health (Display Screen Equipment) Regulation- under the Occupational Safety and Health Ordinance- ... for the health-services sector, said the fine would send a positive message to both bosses and employees to pay attention to a widespread but neglected problem in the workplace. 'I think this latest fine ...




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