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  1. 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
  2. Government sets new standard for safety of flu shots

    Posted Jan 20th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... something abnormal and the safety of the vaccines would be an issue of concern,' a health care professional familiar with the analysis said. The baseline figure will rise with the number ... Ella Lee The safety of swine flu vaccines used in Hong Kong would be in doubt if more than three of the 140,000 people who have taken the shots develop severe damage to their nervous ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/704148/government-sets-new-standard-safety-flu-shots
  3. Hepatitis B activist wins right to work in test of new anti-bias rules

    Posted Mar 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui A carrier of the hepatitis B virus who is also an anti-discrimination activist has received a health certificate that would allow him to work in the pharmaceutical industry, ... contained in two documents the Ministry of Health released early last month, which forbid schools and employers from conducting compulsory hepatitis B tests, and forbid denying carriers the right ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/707382/hepatitis-b-activist-wins-right-work-test-new-anti-bias-rules
  4. Health staff need shots to avoid them spreading flu

    Posted Oct 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of health care workers who get vaccinated in the United States. He blamed the low rate on safety concerns about the vaccine. 'Two years ago when there was the human swine flu pandemic, ... Hazel Parry Health care workers should be targeted more thoroughly in Hong Kong's vaccination programmes because of their low vaccination rate in previous years, Dr Alvin Chan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/980920/health-staff-need-shots-avoid-them-spreading-flu
  5. Most, but not all, cold dishes pass safety test

    Posted Feb 13th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... vegetables and other dishes. The survey, conducted randomly by the Consumer Council and the Centre for Food Safety, tested samples taken from Cantonese, Chiu Chow and Shanghainese restaurants between ... them, she said. Food should not be eaten if blood or pink liquid is visible. Both restaurants were sent warnings by the Centre for Food Safety, which classifies food containing salmonella ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/706201/most-not-all-cold-dishes-pass-safety-test
  6. Shanghai hotels put safety first on agenda

    Posted Mar 31st 2006, 12:00am by Marc Tessier

    ... the plan had been implemented in all of its Shanghai hotels as well as its properties throughout Asia. 'The health and safety of our hotel guests and employees has always been, and always ... 'Marriott has been monitoring the avian flu situation for several months by keeping in touch with scientists and health organisations around the world,' said Kelly Sum, director ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/542759/shanghai-hotels-put-safety-first-agenda
  7. Century-old Chinese banyan tree cut down in Nathan Road over safety fears

    Posted Feb 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai A century-old banyan tree in Nathan Road, which is listed on the official valuable tree registry, has been removed after it was deemed to be a safety risk. The removal, ... planned pruning decades ago. 'The pruning of branches stretching out to the road could have left wounds that never healed and which affected the health of the tree,' he said, adding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/627508/century-old-chinese-banyan-tree-cut-down-nathan-road-over-safety-fears
  8. Sars case a timely warning on lab safety

    Posted Dec 18th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was handling the Sars virus itself. The Taiwan infection follows a warning in October from the World Health Organisation about the need for greater precautions at laboratories where Sars is stored or studied. WHO experts called for thorough inventories and a high level of safety in storage and handling. It also recommended the licensing of laboratories dealing with Sars. Unfortunately, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/438555/sars-case-timely-warning-lab-safety
  9. Health official's reply does little to allay fears of flu preparedness

    Posted Dec 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I am disappointed by the letter from Thomas Chung of the Department of Health ('City prepared for any swine flu pandemic', December 9) responding to my letter ('Hong Kong ... be certain it will remain effective after continuous mutation over the season? He also accepts the drug makers' own assessment of the vaccine's safety. He failed to address my concern ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/701532/health-officials-reply-does-little-allay-fears-flu-preparedness
  10. Centre warns of health risk in fermented food

    Posted Sep 19th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun The Centre for Food Safety has reminded the public to avoid overindulgence in fermented foods to reduce intake of urethane, which may cause cancer, after the chemical was found ... The chemical has been deemed by a World Health Organisation expert committee on food additives to be a potential carcinogen, but there is no international standard for the maximum allowable level. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/692924/centre-warns-health-risk-fermented-food

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