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  1. 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 ...

  2. Firm's focus on safety is a winner

    Posted Jun 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Wilson Lau

    ... Wilson Lau Hang Yick Properties Management has taken a holistic approach to the development of its training programme. It aims to enhance awareness of occupational safety and health issues among its staff and business partners. In the 'Wild about Safety' training programme, launched in 2007, the company introduced tai chi exercises and mental-health courses, said Suen ...

  3. Synergis sees health and safety synergy

    Posted Sep 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Luisa Tam Promoting and improving safety performance and ensuring safety at the workplace are a key commitment for Synergis Holdings. Its achievements in this area won further recognition 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 ...

  4. Healthy workplace top priority for occupational safety officers

    Posted Jan 14th 2011, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... Wong Yat-hei The demand for safety officers is rising as employers become more aware of providing a safe and healthy workplace, says James Cheung Chun-wah, director of James Safety Consultants. 'It's required by law that industries employ registered safety officers to overlook workplace safety,' he says. To be a registered occupational safety officer, one needs ...

  5. Plane failure fuels worries over air safety

    Posted Sep 04th 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... for the carrier said the plane developed a problem with its hydraulic system after taking off. He said the plane had to return to Beijing in the interests of safety and landed without incident. Passengers ... spokesman said the crew had noticed some mist around air outlets and had decided to return because of safety concerns. A passenger said there had been a short circuit, explosion and smoke ...

  6. Soul-searching urged over poor safety record

    Posted Dec 08th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li The death of more than 100 miners in a mine blast in Shanxi province has raised further questions about the disastrous safety record of the mainland's coal mining industry. ... a senior official with the State Administration of Work Safety, said people should not apply generalisations to the latest disaster, suggesting it could be an isolated incident. But Beijing ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Experts say pit safety steps are not enough

    Posted Oct 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... enough. Li Yizhong, director of the State Administration of Work Safety Supervision, said the government would close unlicensed mines, step up government supervision and bar officials from holding stakes in coal mines. Xinhua news agency quoted Mr Li as saying those who refused to withdraw their investment faced dismissal. Many of these officials are responsible for enforcing the safety ...

  10. 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 ...




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