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  1. Synergis sees health and safety synergy

    Posted Sep 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in July when Synergis received the Gold Award for Best Property Management Company from the Occupational Safety and Health Council for Tai Wo Estate in Tai Po. The 'Construction Safety Forum and Award Presentation' scheme aims to recognise organisations and employees with remarkable occupational safety and health results, and raise safety and health awareness among industry ...

  2. Scheme penalises site contractors for safety breaches

    Posted Jun 21st 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu Developers are looking to reduce the number of work injuries on building sites by withholding a small percentage of contractors' pay if they fail to abide by safety ... withheld if it fails to meet criteria such as placing a safety officer on site and having a safety plan. The voluntary scheme mimics one by the government, which has lower accident rates at its ...

  3. In Brief

    Posted Nov 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... companies relied on their IT infrastructure to store and transmit sensitive data. Entries invited for construction safety award The Hong Kong Labour Department is inviting entries for the annual Construction Industry Safety Award Scheme which aims to enhance awareness among contractors and workers of safety and health at work, as well as to foster and encourage safe working practices. ...

  4. Labour Department worried about rising accident toll of small construction projects

    Posted Dec 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are very much concerned about these accidents and will take every possible step to improve the occupational safety and health performance in this area,' pledged Mr Cheung. According ... small contractors for breaches of occupational safety and health than large contractors. 'As these projects are very often completed within a short period of time, involve only a few people ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Rules help keep workers out of harm's way

    Posted Jul 21st 2007, 12:00am by Catherine Macer

    ... in the number of accidents on small-scale building sites. The basic occupational health and safety regulations are laid out by the labour department and follow the British system, and the Occupational ... by a construction crane in Kwun Tong, are evidence of this. Like all industries, construction has its own set of health and safety regulations that aim to reduce, if not eliminate, these kinds of disasters. ...

  8. Small mine operators to be removed in overhaul

    Posted Jan 20th 2007, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... at improving the situation in the mineral industry which is characterised by many small operators. It is also intended to improve work safety and the ecological impact in mining areas, and to upgrade ... products in the international market, small mine operators have mushroomed across the nation in recent years. But the industry has also been marred by a notoriously poor safety record, ...

  9. Australia leads way on safety standards

    Posted Mar 10th 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Australia has an enviable record on coal mine safety and is often cited as an example for other countries to follow. Strict regulations implemented after an inquiry ... million-tonne annual coal production is exported and output has risen steadily to cope with increased international demand as oil prices rise. The director of the government's Brisbane-based Safety ...

  10. 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 ...




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