Safety Seminar on "A revision on occupational exposure standards for workplace assessment”

To:                   All staff and students

From:              Health, Safety & Environment Office
Date:               8 February 2011
Subject:          Safety Seminar on "A revision on occupational exposure standards for workplace assessment” 

Details of the safety seminar are as below: 

Date: 23 February 2011 (Wednesday)    

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Registration at 6:30 p.m.) 

Venue: Room Y304, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 

Health, Safety and Environment Office of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 
The Hong Kong Institute of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
The Hong Kong Occupational Safety & Health Association 

Speaker:Mr. TSIN Tai Wa
President of the Hong Kong Institute of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, Adjunct Assistant Professor (CUHK), Honorary Research Associate (HKU)   Mr. Tsin is an experienced occupational hygienist who has served the Labour Department, Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region for over 39 years and recently retired. 

Mr. Tsin is currently a part-time lecturer teaching occupational and environmental hygiene in The Chinese University of Hong Kong and conducting related research topics in The University of Hong Kong.

Abstract of Presentation:In an active work site, the working conditions are likely changing all the time. Periodic assessments of the hazards and risks to health from hazardous ambient factors at each permanent or temporary work environment are important, so that one might implement the necessary control measures required to prevent those hazards and reduce the risks.  To gauge if the situation is still acceptable, occupational exposure standards (OES) become yardsticks for workplace assessment. The presentation is to highlight the importance of adopting the OES for risk assessment in the workplaces. There are authorities issuing the occupational exposure standards; each carries its own definition.  The legal implications of the OES promulgated by the Labour Department of HKSAR Government are examined. Field applications are discussed. Recommendations are given to make full use of the occupational hygiene measurements in evaluating the extent of the risk due to exposure to these hazardous agents, and the control of those risks to prevent ill-health or injuries arising from work.  In the management of health and safety, occupational hygiene cost benefit assessment should also be considered. 

Language: Cantonese is the primary medium of instruction and English terms are used where applicable. 

Registration: Please reserve your seat via HSEO homepage on-line enrolment system on or before 15 February 2011 at .Seats are limited and on a first-come-first-served basis. Successful enrolment will be notified. 

Attendance Certificate: The talk is free of charge and Attendance Certificate will be issued to members of HKOSHA, HKIOEH and PolyU Staff/Student upon completion of the Seminar.  No certificate will be issued to those who arrive after 7:15pm.  

For further enquiries, please contact the HSEO General Office at 3400-8386.