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Jan 2018
  • Guidance Notes on Safety and Health of Hand-dug Tunnelling Work《手挖隧道工作的安全與健康指引》

    SRSO NEWS

     

    Dear Members,

     

    The Society has received the captioned information from Labour Department for your information.

                                                                                                                                                                        

    Dear Sir /Madam,

    The Labour Department (“LD”) is highly concerned about the occupational safety and health of employees/workers engaged in the hand-dug tunnelling work.  In this regard, LD, in collaboration with relevant industry stakeholders and upon a round of comprehensive consultation, has formulated a set of “Guidance Notes on Safety and Health of Hand-Dug Tunnelling Work” (“GN”) for compliance by the industry.  

    The GN, among others, requires that the “heading” hand-dug tunnelling method could only be adopted under exceptional conditions and where environment permits, and specifically sets out the stringent measures to be taken by the relevant duty-holders when such hand-dug tunnelling work is unavoidable. The GN shall take immediate effect, and for those hand-dug tunnelling works already commenced, efforts should be exercised to comply with the GN as far as reasonably practicable.

    The GN can be downloaded from the following website’s links.  


    English version:
    http://www.labour.gov.hk/eng/news/pdf/GN_on_S&H_of_Hand-dug_Tunnelling_Work_Eng.pdf
    Traditional Chinese version:
    http://www.labour.gov.hk/tc/news/pdf/GN_on_S&H_of_Hand-dug_Tunnelling_Work_TC.pdf
    Simplified Chinese version:
    http://www.labour.gov.hk/chs/news/pdf/GN_on_S&H_of_Hand-dug_Tunnelling_Work_SC.pdf


    Hard copies of the GN will be available for collection at the divisional offices of the Occupational Safety and Health Branch (“OSHB”) of LD in February 2018.  The addresses and telephone numbers of our offices can be found at Labour Department’s website at http://www.labour.gov.hk/eng/tele/osh.htm.

    For any enquiries about this GN, please contact OSHB at:

    Telephone : 2559 2297 (auto-recording service available outside office hours)
    Fax : 2915 1410
    E-mail : enquiry@labour.gov.hk


    Yours faithfully,


    (LEUNG Lok-chuen)
    for Commissioner for Labour


    先生/女士:

    勞工處高度關注從事手挖隧道工作僱員/工人的職業安全及健康。為此,勞工處聯同業界相關持份者及經一輪廣泛諮詢後,已制定一份《手挖隧道工作的安全與健康指引》(指引),供業界遵循。

    除其他要求外,該指引訂明只可在某些例外情況及當環境許可下,方可進行「板仔龍」手挖隧道工程,並具體地要求相關持責者,在不能避免進行該工作時,應實施更嚴格的措施。指引即時生效,現已開展的手挖隧道工程,亦應在合理切實可行範圍內,遵從指引的要求。

    該指引可於以下網址連結下載。
                   
    中文繁體版:
    http://www.labour.gov.hk/tc/news/pdf/GN_on_S&H_of_Hand-dug_Tunnelling_Work_TC.pdf
    中文簡體版:
    http://www.labour.gov.hk/chs/news/pdf/GN_on_S&H_of_Hand-dug_Tunnelling_Work_SC.pdf

    英文版:
    http://www.labour.gov.hk/eng/news/pdf/GN_on_S&H_of_Hand-dug_Tunnelling_Work_Eng.pdf

           

    指引的印刷文本可於20182月在各勞工處職業安全及健康部分區辦事處索取。有關各辦事處的地址及電話,可參考勞工處網站http://www.labour.gov.hk/tc/tele/osh.htm

    如對本指引有任何疑問,可聯絡勞工處職業安全及健康部:

    電話:2559 2297 (非辦公時間設有自動錄音服務)
    傳真:2915 1410
    電子郵件:enquiry@labour.gov.hk

    勞工處處長
    ( 梁樂泉   代行)

Dec 2017
  • SRSO NEWS

    SRSO NEWS

     

    Dear members,

     

    The Society will collect the annual subscription at the beginning of a calendar year.  In order for those members who are Registered Safety Officer and wish to renew their membership with new membership card printed with Certificate of Mandatory Basic Safety Training (Green Card) by 1 January 2018, they are required to pay the annual subscription fee for 2018 and attach a copy of your renewed RSO certificate to us before 30 November 2017 to process.
     
    Please complete & return the slip as attached together with a cheque made payable to “Society of Registered Safety Officers”. Alternatively, you may pay directly to our bank account (Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank, Account No. 062-378500-001,  and return the bank-in slip write with your full name and membership number and the attached return slip to the Society for confirmation of your membership for 2018.
     
    New member joining the Association after 1 October 2017 and having paid the subscription for 2017 will be deemed to have paid the subscription for 2018.

    Remark: Members whose RSO registration has failed to be revalidated are reminded that the exemption mentioned above will no more be valid, and that they should not use the membership card for such purpose of exemption.
     
    Regards,

     

    Johnny Shing

  • A Newly Released Work Safety Alert 最新公報的「職安警示」

    SRSO NEWS

     

    Dear Members,

     

    The Society has received a New Work Safety Alert from Labour Department for your information.

  • Seminar on "Ergonomics in Occupational Safety and Health"on 5 Dec 2017 (Tue)

    SRSO NEWS

    Dear member,

     

    We forward the following email for your information.

     

    Regards,

     

    Johnny Shing

     

    Tel: (852) 2963 1572

    Fax: (852) 2258 0275

    mailto: johnny.shing@towngas.com

     

     

    *********************************************************************

    HKFOSHA Correspondence

     

    Dear Chairmen,  Presidents of the Member-Organizations of Federation,

     

    The secretariat has received the captioned seminar from HKOSHA.

     

    Date: 5 December 2017 (Tue)

    Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm (Registration at 6:30 pm)

    Venue: PQ303, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hunghom, Kowloon

    Language: Cantonese

    Fee: if any non-members wish to obtain an attendance certificate (HK$50 will be charged), please contact our secretariat office at 2332 9210 (Ms. Daisy Luk) for special arrangement in advance. ²

     

    Please enroll via online registration link :https://goo.gl/4ANaKw

     

    Please disseminate the seminar information to members of your organization for their information.

     

    Thank you.

     

     

    Stella Wong

    Hong Kong Federation of Occupational Safety and Health Associations

    (HKFOSHA)

    Tel: 2332 9210

    Email: secretariat@hkfosha.org.hk

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HKFOSHA

     

     

     

    HKOSHA Correspondence

     

     

     

    The Association and Health, Safety and Environment Office, The Hong

    Kong Polytechnic University have jointly organized a seminar on

    Ergonomics in Occupational Safety and Health”, which will be conducted

    by Dr. Andy S.K. Cheng, PhD on 5 Dec 2017 (Tue).  Details of the Seminar

    as follows:

     

    Date: 5 Dec 2017 ( Tue )

     

    Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm (Registration at 6:30 pm )

     

    Venue: PQ303, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hunghom, Kowloon

     

    Participants: 116 maximum (on first-come-first-served basis)

     

     

    Speaker: Dr. Andy S.K. Cheng, PhD

    Associate Professor

    Programme Leader, BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy

    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences

    The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

     

     

    Dr. Cheng is an associate professor of the Department of Rehabilitation

    Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is a registered

    occupational therapist, chartered safety and health practitioner, and

    certified work capacity evaluator. He received his professional training

    in occupational therapy at former Hong Kong Polytechnic. He got his

    bachelor’s degree in Health and Safety at the Curtin University and

    completed his MPhil and PhD in the Department of Orthopaedics and

    Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

    He was the first Asian recipient of Canadian Institutes of Health

    Research Scholarship for postgraduate training on the Work Disability

    Prevention CIHR Strategic Training Program at University of Toronto. Dr.

    Cheng is the President of Hong Kong Ergonomics Society, Treasurer of the

    Chinese Association of Ergonomics, and Council Member of International

    Ergonomics Association.

     

     

    Abstract of the Seminar :

     

    Work-related musculoskeletal injuries (WMSI) represent a major source

    of work disability. There are two types of WMSI in the workplace. Acute

    WMSI most often develops from a specific mechanical stressor that

    traumatises certain musculoskeletal tissues and results in the sudden

    onset of pain and possibly movement limitation. On the other hand,

    chronic WMSI seldom occurs during a single incident of injury. These

    injuries have been given a number of labels including cumulative trauma

    disorders, repetitive trauma disorders, repetitive strain injuries and

    overuse syndrome. They are defined as disorders or diseases of the

    musculoskeletal system, which may be caused, aggravated, accelerated or

    exacerbated by workplace exposures and impair the work capacity of the

    worker. This seminar will introduce common cumulative trauma disorders

    at the workplace and discuss how to use ergonomics to prevent WMSI.

     

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    Registration: Please enroll via online registration link :https://goo.gl/4ANaKw

     

     

    Successful application will be notified in due course.

     

     

           * The seminar is free of charge and Attendance Certificate will

    be issued to members of HKOSHA, students and staff of Hong Kong

    Polytechnic University upon completion of the seminar.

             If any non-members wish to obtain an attendance certificate,

    please contact our secretariat office at 2332 9210 (Ms. Daisy Luk) for

    special arrangement in advance.

     

     

    Hong Kong Occupational Safety and Health Association

     

    Tel: 2332 9210

    Email: admin@hkosha.org.hk

     

    Website: http://hkosha.org.hk/

     

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OSHA.HKSAR

  • Occupational Health Conference 2017 on 12 Dec 2017 (Tue)

    SRSO NEWS

     

    Dear member,

     

    We forward the following email for your information.

     

    Regards,

     

    Johnny Shing

     

    Tel: (852) 2963 1572

    Fax: (852) 2258 0275

    mailto: johnny.shing@towngas.com

     

    ____________________________________________________________

     

    HKFOSHA Correspondence

     

    Dear Chairmen,  Presidents of the Member-Organizations of Federation,

     

    The secretariat has received conference information from OSHC. The name of event is “Occupational Health Conference 2017”, which will be held at

    2 pm to 5 pm on 12 Dec 2017 (Tue) at N101, HKCEC.   Please disseminate

    the seminar information to members of your organization for their information.

     

    Interested members, please refer to the following web link for

    registration:

     

    https://sms.oshc.hk/portal/enrollment/activityT.aspx?activityid=5757

     

     

    Thank you.

     

    Stella Wong

    Hong Kong Federation of Occupational Safety and Health Associations

    (HKFOSHA)

    Tel: 2332 9210

    Email: secretariat@hkfosha.org.hk

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HKFOSHA

Nov 2017
  • A Newly Released Work Safety Alert 最新公報的「職安警示」

    SRSO NEWS

     

    Dear Members,

     

    The Society has received a New Work Safety Alert from Labour Department for your information.

     

    Regards,

     

    Johnny Shing

     

    Tel: (852) 2963 1572

    Fax: (852) 2258 0275

    mailto: johnny.shing@towngas.com

     

    From: DSO-P-3@labour.gov.hk [mailto:DSO-P-3@labour.gov.hk]
    Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 6:01 PM
    To: ssd-spu-enq@labour.gov.hk
    Subject: A Newly Released Work Safety Alert
    最新公報的「職安警示」

     

    先生/女士:


    被挖土機撞斃

    勞工處已發放最新一份的「職安警示」,你可透過以下的網頁連結瀏覽有關內容。

    www.labour.gov.hk/tc/osh/WSA_Struck_by_an_Excavator_Oct2017_TC.pdf

    此外,現附上最新的「職安警示」以供參閱,煩請你協助把這份「職安警示」透過你的途徑廣泛傳播。




    如有任何查詢,請致電2852 4971 與本人聯絡。

    勞工處處長
    (羅永釗   代行)


    Dear Sirs / Madams,


    Struck by an Excavator

    The Labour Department has issued a newly released Work Safety Alert which is available in our website at www.labour.gov.hk/eng/osh/WSA_Struck_by_an_Excavator_Oct2017_ENG.pdf.  A copy of the Work Safety Alert is also attached for your reference.



    We would appreciate if you could help disseminate the Work Safety Alert through your channels.

    Should you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact me at 2852 4971.


    Yours sincerely,


    LAW Wing-chiu
    for Commissioner for Labour