THE names of Hong Kong companies that contravene industrial safety regulations locally or overseas should be released to the public, unionists said yesterday. Association for the Rights of Industrial Accident Victims chief executive Chan Kam-hong said local employers' associations should play a role in monitoring whether businessmen applied local safety standards when they set up businesses in China and other countries. 'If they violate the industrial safety requirements, associations like the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce should release their names to the public,' he said. 'Consumers could then boycott their products and buyers would not place orders, forcing them to comply with the regulations.' He made the call as the association joined a 20-member delegation to petition Union Carbide Asia Ltd in Kwai Chung over what they say is inadequate compensation paid to victims of a massive leakage of deadly gas from the company's plant in Bhopal, India, 10 years ago.