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Construction workers urged to reconsider health and safety

29th April 2013 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Jason Nicholls

Construction workers have been urged to reconsider their attitude to health and safety.

At a recent event in Hong Kong, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) Hong Kong Branch warned that a “radical rethink” is required in order for the number of accidents, injuries and fatalities in the industry to be addressed.

Dr Sammy Wan, chair of the IOSH Hong Kong Branch, said: "With a number of sizable projects approaching their construction peak, it’s vital we see better protection of workers through excellent safety performance to reduce the risk of fatality, injury and illness in the workplace – even one death is one too many.”

The representative went on to say that it was “disheartening” to find that accidents in the construction industry resulted in 24 deaths last year.

Over 130 delegates took part in the IOSH Hong Kong Branch’s Annual Safety Conference, which also included speeches from Joseph Mak, chief structural engineer for the housing department of HKSAR, and professor Steve Rowlinson from the University of Hong Kong.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801578245-ADNFCR


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