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IOSH promotes Construction Safety Week

28th May 2013 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Jason Nicholls

Construction Safety Week is now underway in Hong Kong and is being backed by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

The group has urged staff in Hong Kong’s construction industry to plan their approach to health and safety or put themselves in danger of witnessing a rise in accidents and fatalities.

Dr Sammy Wan, immediate past chair of IOSH Hong Kong Branch, noted that something has to be done when it comes to construction safety.

“A radical rethink is needed when it comes to construction safety in Hong Kong, and part of this involves employers investing in good construction design management (CDM), which can improve safety planning and management from the very start of a project,” Dr Wan stated.

The number of construction accidents in 2012 reached 3,160, marking a rise from the 2,755 figure recorded in 2009.

John Lacey, vice-president of IOSH, will fly to Hong Kong to play a central role in the week.



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