Safety Seminar on “Benchmarking of Good Safety Practices from Japan Construction Industry”

From:       Health, Safety & Environment Office
Date:        1 September 2010
Subject:    Safety Seminar on "Benchmarking of Good Safety Practices from Japan Construction Industry"  

Dear Colleagues and Students, 
This office and The Hong Kong Occupational Safety & Health Association will joinlty organize a safety seminar on "Benchmarking of Good Safety Practices from Japan Construction Industry". Details of the seminar are as follows:  

16 September 2010 (Thursday) 
6:45 pm – 8:15 pm (Registration 6:30 pm)
Venue:  Y301, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hunghom, Kowloon.
Speaker:  Mr. YU Pak Kuen, Senior Consultant of Occupational Safety and Health Council  Mr. Yu is an experienced safety professional of more than 33 years. He had been working as a Factory Inspector in the Labour Department before joining the Occupational Safety and Health Council (OSHC) in 1994. He had engaged in developing and monitoring ISAS safety audit system for Works Bureau and Housing Department construction projects since 1996, and writing “A guide to construction safety management” for Hong Kong construction industry in 2002. He is now responsible for developing enhancement safety management programs which include work safety behaviour, safety climate and safety culture. The recent product is “International Safe Workplace Program Guide” which is a practical guidance for the participating organizations on the basis of the 7 indicators of World Health Organization (WHO) Safe Community initiative to obtain designation.
Contents: The Occupational Safety and Health Council (OSHC) had organized a 5-day benchmarking study on construction safety in Japan from 24 to 28 May 2010. The benchmarking study included a series of theoretical, site visits and practical aspects of construction safety. The subjects of this benchmarking visit covered:

1.    safety culture improvement programmes - Safe Working Cycle, and KYT in construction industry
2     safety technology improvement programmers - safety design and structure of tower crane, accident investigation and case studies, and safety management.

The objective of this safety seminar is to share some best practices learned and observed from this benchmarking visit. 
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 10 September 2010 at Seats are limited and on a first-come-first-served basis. Successful enrolment will be notified. 
CPDCertificate: The event is free of charge and attendance certificate will be issued to the PolyU staff and studentsupon completion of the Seminar.  No certificate will be issued to those who arrived after 7:00pm. 

For further enquiries, please contact the HSEO General Office at 3400 8386/ 3400-8396.