Graduates of City University have formed the first alumni association for its occupational health and safety course. A group of 14 graduates from CityU's School of Continuing and Professional Education organised an inauguration ceremony with support from the Labour Department, the Occupational Safety and Health Council and the university. Newly-elected president Lawrence Ho Kam-tong said the alumni association would help boost academic exchange and access to the latest developments in occupational safety and health practices. 'It is important to facilitate communication among our 500 graduates, who are in various industries and trades working for occupational safety and health,' Mr Ho said. Primarily the alumni group will help in the registration of safety officers with the Labour Department and promote the importance of health and safety in the workplace. 'With collaboration with the Labour Department and the Occupational Safety and Health Council, we hope to arrange seminars and other activities to promote our message and disseminate the latest information on safety and health management,' Mr Ho said.