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  1. News - Hong Kong - WORK SAFETY

    Decade-old work safety laws 'need urgent review' amid reports of lax standards

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 01:40pm by MICHELLE TOH

    ... to the association for support and help finding jobs. The group is calling on the government to conduct an urgent review of the Occupational Safety and Health Ordinance, last updated more than 10 years ago. ... safety laws 'need urgent review' The government must carry out an extensive review of work safety laws that have not been updated for over a decade, a support group for victims ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1569117/decade-old-work-safety-laws-need-urgent-review-amid-reports-lax
  2. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Better Work safety programme bars Bangladesh over its weak labour laws

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... The Washington Post in Washington The Better Work programme wants the country to improve industrial safety before it can join Monitoring unit bars Dhaka over weak labour laws ... hoping to convince the United States that they are serious about improving industrial conditions in the country. The Obama administration is working with Bangladesh to improve its safety ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1240840/better-work-safety-programme-bars-bangladesh-over-its-weak-labour-laws
  3. News

    City Digest: September 13, 2012

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... health care centre has been reprimanded by the Medical Council for prescribing a drug even though he knew the patient was allergic to it. Dr Dominic Yan Wai-man, of the Quality Healthcare Medical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/article/1035189/city-digest-september-13-2012
  4. News - China - HEALTH

    Chinese firm offers baby milk insurance after food safety scandals

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 06:34pm by Reuters

    ... to their children’s health and safety, and in particular, the safety of their infants’ foods,” it added. Insurer Ping An said Suning’s policy is the first of its kind in China. Concerns about the safety ... Reuters A Chinese retailer is offering insurance to customers who buy infant milk powder, highlighting the lengths to which companies are going to address concerns about food safety ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1579367/chinese-firm-offers-baby-milk-insurance-after-food-safety-scandals
  5. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    Health officials meet with fastfood chain over supply of 'rotten meat' to Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:26pm by Ernest Kao, SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Ernest Kao and Shirley Zhao Hong Kong's Centre for Food Safety confirms records of exports by Husi Food Company, whose Shanghai plant is under investigation Talks sought on rotten meat scandal The city’s food safety officials have scheduled an urgent meeting with a fastfood restaurant chain on Wednesday evening to follow up on the “rotten meat” scandal involving ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557475/hebei-factory-run-rotten-meat-firm-husi-exported-hong-kong-watchdog
  6. News - China - MIGRANT WORKERS

    Grim fate of migrant workers maimed in China's 'black factories'

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com In the 'factory of the world', exhausted migrants are losing limbs every day, working on shoddy machines, with little training or safety oversight ... worker Li Jiangping lost his entire right arm in a "black factory" in Shunde in June when it was flattened in a punching machine that lacked safety guards but exerted 300 tonnes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1086971/grim-fate-migrant-workers-maimed-chinas-black-factories
  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Students barred from new HKU hostel over air quality fears

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... and budgeted HK$1 million for alternative accommodation. But an expert on indoor air quality said yesterday it could take up to six months and students' health could suffer if they moved ... into office buildings in May suffered health problems. Yau said special attention should be given to the level of other pollutants such as solvent and benzene. "When the level of formaldehyde ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1030279/students-barred-new-hku-hostel-over-air-quality-fears
  8. News - Hong Kong - WORKPLACE SAFETY

    Labour Department probes HKU over air-quality complaints at new campus

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... to the university." The Factories and Industrial Undertakings Ordinance requires employers and building owners to take all reasonable steps to ensure the health and safety of a workplace. Those who break ... is investigating whether University of Hong Kong violated workplace safety regulations after high formaldehyde levels in new office furniture was blamed for making numerous employees ill. A department ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1021215/labour-department-probes-hku-over-air-quality-complaints-new-campus
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Professor accuses HKU of secrecy over formaldehyde threat on new campus

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com University withholding facts about formaldehyde hazard from furniture on new campus, professor says HKU accused of secrecy over health threats The University of Hong Kong has been accused of withholding information about the seriousness of health hazards on its new campus, which have made academic staff ill and may affect thousands of students who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1016580/professor-accuses-hku-secrecy-over-formaldehyde-threat-new-campus
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong to probe Colgate toothpaste over cancer-linked ingredient

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 11:32pm by Phila Siu, Bloomberg

    ... into the report, and seek professional advice from the Department of Health on health concerns." Under the Consumer Goods Safety Ordinance, it is an offence to supply, manufacture or import ... is not banned in Hong Kong. A Department of Health spokesman said 13 registered pharmaceutical products being sold in the city contained the chemical as an active ingredient. The spokesman added ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1572441/hong-kong-customs-probe-report-colgate-total-toothpaste-contains

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