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PolyU OSH Excellence Award

31 Jan 2023


PolyU OSH Excellence Award


The PolyU Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Excellence Award aims to give recognition to outstanding employees in promoting work safety culture in the university with achievements in making their workplace safer and healthier.


The nominee, either an individual or a team, must be serving full-time PolyU staff within the financial year of the award assessment. 

The nominee should have at least 12 months of employment service in PolyU. Normal departure from full-time employment after being nominated (e.g. retirement or completion of contract services) will not affect the eligibility. 

Previous recipients of the Award can also be nominated for the Award again. The new nomination will be considered based on the achievements attained after the last nomination. 

The nominee should prepare the nomination write-up.

The nomination must have the endorsement of Head of Unit (HoU). HoU concerned is responsible for endorsing the full contents of the nomination write-up, including the accuracy and correctness of any information and descriptions therein. 

Each Unit should not submit more than TWO nominations in each award period. 

Nomination and Selection Schedule

Nominations for PolyU OSH Excellence Award are invited for submission on or before 30 April 2023.

Click HERE for Nomination Form. 

Preliminary Screening and Final Judging for the Award will be conducted in May-June 2023.


Selection Criteria

The following selection criteria will be adopted. They are indicative and by no means exhaustive. 

Overall Award

  • (a) Demonstrate consistent and proactive efforts in hazard identification and risk assessment at workplace and implement effective health and safety measures.  
  • (b) Actively participate occupational health and safety activities organized by the University or activities organized by external bodies such as Labour Department, Occupational Safety and Health Council, Construction Industry Council, etc.
  • (c) Put forward innovative suggestions and deploy technology on improving the safety and health of the working environment, such as occupational safety and health management system, working environment, and designs/schemes. In addition, they should demonstrate their leadership skills to improve the OSH culture of the organization/enterprise, integrate OSH and production effectively, and to perform team spirit.
  • (d) Receive positive feedback for sustainable safety improvement from stakeholders.

Consideration will normally focus on the nominee’s achievement and delivered in the nominee’s capacity as staff members of the University; although safety achievement beyond the nominee’s normal work scope may also be given consideration (normally in less weight). 

Best Innovation Award

To be awarded if the judging panel considers that the nominee could achieve health and safety enhancement through implementation of his own creative ideas. An example would be refinement of work processes with his or her innovative ideas.

Best Use of Technology Award

To be awarded if the judging panel considers that the nominee could achieve health and safety enhancement through application of technology. The technology may be one which has never been applied in the University or the nominee could apply it in a cost-effective way or with exemplary results.


The level, number of award and prize given to individual awardees are as follow:

Gold (1) : HK$5,000
Silver (1) : HK$3,000
Bronze (1) : HK$1,000

Best Use of Technology (1): HK$3,000
Best Innovation (1): HK$3,000

Each awardee will receive a certificate of commendation signed by the President. 
A maximum of five nominees will be selected as finalist for award assessment. The bestowal of the award shall subject to individual merits of the candidates. Recipients of overall awards are also eligible for the thematic awards. Awardees would be invited to attend sharing sessions of their achievements. The Health and Safety Committee reserves the right not to grant all Awards in any round of exercise.

The awardees may be invited to give a presentation at the Award Presentation Ceremony and to participate in health and safety events to share their knowledge and experience in the following year.


Nomination Form

You may download the nomination form by clicking HERE

Submit the completed form to Health & Safety Office via

Panel of Judges

Panel of Judges, comprising both internal and external members, will be formed to examine the nominations and assess the nominee’s qualifications and achievements for the awards. Shortlisted nominees would be invited to attend assessment interview.


All information submitted on this nomination form will be kept strictly confidential and will only be used by the Panel of Judges for the purpose of the selection process. The nominee will not be contacted by the Health and Safety Office until he/she is selected as the awardee of the PolyU Outstanding OSH Employee Award.



PolyU OSH Excellence Award
c/o Health and Safety Office
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hung Hom, Kowloon

Tel: 3400 8396 / 3400 8404



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