Hazard Prevention

Volunteers reach out to grieving Japanese

Although she had a week off, lawyer Terry Chan Suk-chi didn't take a break - she went to Japan to help those who lost loved ones in last year's earthquake and tsunami deal with their grief and fear.

Monday, 28 May, 2012, 12:00am

Images will never fade

Today is a day that all Japanese people - and many around the world - will never forget. On this day 12months ago Japan was hit by a huge magnitude 9.0 earthquake - the biggest to ever strike Japan, and the world's fifth largest since modern records began in 1900.

11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Tsunami victims 'need to hear normal voices'

Ordinary Hongkongers have been called on to help counsel Japanese survivors of the tsunami, amid fears that the suicide rate among victims had yet to peak.

18 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Synergis sees health and safety synergy

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.

17 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Six months on, victims despair

Six months after their lives were turned upside down by the most powerful earthquake to strike Japan in living memory, many people in the Tohoku region of northeast Japan are still struggling to come to terms with their new reality.

12 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

The rocky road to recovery

With prayers and ceremonies, people across northern Japan on Saturday marked the three months since the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck large areas of the Pacific coast on March 11. About 15,400 people have been confirmed dead and over 8,000 are still listed as missing, while survivors try to adjust to life without loved ones amid a continuing nuclear radiation emergency.

13 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

How Google Maps helped in aftermath of disaster

Many groups from around the world have played a part in rebuilding the Japanese medical system after the devastating earthquake and tsunami in March, but a leading Japanese doctor has singled out as a surprise contributor - Google Maps.

7 Jun 2011 - 12:00am


Beijing cannot ignore need for radical reform

17 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

poets' corner

Prayers of mine

Japan has been shaken:

As it was flushed,

People got crushed

As if they were bugs

They need a hand. I will try.

Seen some troops

Light up the route.

Oh Jupiter, my lord,

Souls are lost.

Take the dead to their gods.

17 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Healthy workplace top priority for occupational safety officers

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.

14 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Helping hands to make life easier

Despite the efforts of companies in the construction industry, worksite accidents still happen. Injuries sustained can range from bone fractures to brain damage.

The Hong Kong Rehabilitation Advice and Enquiries Association is a government-registered charitable organisation established in 2005.

20 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

In Brief

Labour Department in health and safety drive

28 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Conditions at Jockey Club betting centre to be examined

The Labour Department has decided to investigate allegations by Jockey Club staff about poor conditions at the Sha Tin racecourse telephone betting centre after meeting workers yesterday.

9 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

What's On

February 20

16 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Three scaffolding deaths prompt call to workers on safety steps

Building maintenance workers operating at heights outdoors should pay more attention to safety, the Labour Department said after a year in which it recorded three fatal falls from scaffolding.

13 Feb 2008 - 12:00am