About 450 participants comprising government officials, professionals, representatives of associations from the occupational health and safety sector, management personnel and guests from the mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau have been invited to the four places’ joint 27th Occupational Health and Safety Conference which aims to find better solutions to occupational health and safety (OHS) issues as well as promote the latest safety measures and different industries’ OHS development efforts, according to a statement by the Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) on Tuesday.
Yesterday’s opening ceremony of the three-day conference at Studio City was chaired by Secretary for Economy and Finance Lionel Leong Vai Tac.
The conference is hosted by the Labour Affairs Bureau and Macau Construction Safety Association (ASCM) in conjunction with the China Occupational Safety and Health Association, Sino Steel Corporation Wuhan Safety & Environmental Protection Research Institute, Hong Kong Occupational Safety and Health Association, Hong Kong Occupational Safety and Health Council, Industrial Safety and Health Association, and the China Association of Work Safety.
According to the statement, DSAL Director Wong Chi Hong pointed out that the issues of occupational safety have become more challenging since Macau’s return to the motherland. According to the Macau Post Daily, he said he hoped that by sharing different areas’ experiences, the development of occupational health and safety in different sectors could be continuously enhanced.
Macau Occupational Health and Safety Association President Lei Ka Chi said, according to the statement, that the local construction industry has increased its awareness of safety at work in recent years. There were three serious accidents on construction sites so far this year, which is a decrease compared to last year, the statement quoted Lei as saying.
The conference topics include occupational safety and health management, accident analysis and emergency management, occupational safety and health technology, construction safety, occupational safety and health in the service industries, safety and health at sea, safety education and promotion among young workers, occupational disease prevention and occupational health, safety culture and safety awareness, and safety training and education.