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Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident in Happy Valley today Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident in Happy Valley today
The Labour Department (LD) is highly concerned about the work accident that happened at a building renovation site in Happy Valley this afternoon (March 27), in which workers fell to the ground together with a partly collapsed bamboo scaffold. One worker died while another was injured. The LD is saddened by the accident and expresses its deepest sympathy to the deceased's family and the injured worker.
Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident in Happy Valley today
 
Construction Industry Safety Award Scheme 2017/2018
The Award Presentation Ceremony cum Fun Day of the Construction Industry Safety Award Scheme 2017/2018 has been held on 18 March 2018, the results of Site Safety Competition (Chinese version only)…
Construction Industry Safety Award Scheme 2017/2018
Construction Industry Safety Award Scheme 2017/2018
 
Action Plan to Tackle Trafficking-in-Persons and to Enhance Protection of Foreign Domestic Helpers Action Plan to Tackle Trafficking-in-Persons and to Enhance Protection of Foreign Domestic Helpers
The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government announced the Action Plan to tackle trafficking-in- persons (TIP) and to Enhance Protection of Foreign Domestic Helpers (FDHs) on 21 March 2018, which outlines a collection of new and on-going inter-bureaux/departmental measures to combat TIP and enhance protection of FDHs.
Action Plan to Tackle Trafficking-in-Persons and to Enhance Protection of Foreign Domestic Helpers
 
Construction Industry Safety Award Scheme promotes occupational safety in construction industry
The Award Presentation Ceremony of the Construction Industry Safety Award Scheme was held on March 18 to offer recognition to contractors, site personnel and workers who have had good occupational safety and health performances. The scheme also aims at strengthening awareness of occupational safety and health in the construction sector and elevating the level of its safety culture.
Construction Industry Safety Award Scheme promotes occupational safety in construction industry
Construction Industry Safety Award Scheme promotes occupational safety in construction industry
 
Code of Practice for Employment Agencies Code of Practice for Employment Agencies
Employment (Amendment) Ordinance 2018 has come into effect. The Commissioner for Labour, pursuant to the ordinance, promulgated the Code of Practice for Employment Agencies to reflect the new legislative requirement, for compliance by Employment Agencies with a view to promoting professionalism and quality service in the industry.
Code of Practice for Employment Agencies
 
Maximum daily rates of reimbursable medical expenses increased for employees injured at work and occupational disease sufferers
The maximum daily rates of reimbursable medical expenses under the Employees' Compensation Ordinance and the Pneumoconiosis and Mesothelioma (Compensation) Ordinance have been increased with effect from 9 February 2018...
Maximum daily rates of reimbursable medical expenses increased for employees injured at work and occupational disease sufferers
Maximum daily rates of reimbursable medical expenses increased for employees injured at work and occupational disease sufferers
 
Guidance Notes on Safety and Health of Hand-dug Tunnelling Work Guidance Notes on Safety and Health of Hand-dug Tunnelling Work
The GN aims to provide practical guidance to proprietors, contractors and workers engaged in hand-dug tunnel construction work, and enhance the occupational safety and health (“OSH”) awareness of the relevant stakeholders. Workers participating in hand-dug tunnel construction work or underground utility laying works and other personnel involved in the work should also read the contents of the GN thoroughly to avoid the occurrence of accidents.
Guidance Notes on Safety and Health of Hand-dug Tunnelling Work
 
Occupational Safety and Health Complaint Hotline
If you have any complaints about unsafe workplaces and work practice, please call the Occupational Safety and Health Complaint Hotline at 2542 2172
Occupational Safety and Health Complaint Hotline
Occupational Safety and Health Complaint Hotline
 
Compensation Levels Increased for Work Injuries and Occupational Diseases Statutory Minimum Wage
The Statutory Minimum Wage rate is raised to $34.5 per hour with effect from 1 May 2017…
More about Statutory Minimum Wage
 

Relocation of Hong Kong East Office of Labour Relations Division
With effect from 18.4.2017, the new address of the Hong Kong East Office of the Labour Relations Division will be: 12/F, CityPlaza Three, 14 Taikoo Wan Road, Taikoo Shing, Hong Kong.

Relocation of Hong Kong East Office of Labour Relations Division

Relocation of Hong Kong East Office of Labour Relations Division

 
Compensation Levels Increased for Work Injuries and Occupational Diseases

Compensation Levels Increased for Work Injuries and Occupational Diseases
The levels of compensation under the Employees’ Compensation Ordinance, the Pneumoconiosis and Mesothelioma (Compensation) Ordinance and the Occupational Deafness (Compensation) Ordinance have been increased with effect from 1 April 2017…

Compensation Levels Increased for Work Injuries and Occupational Diseases

 
Employment Agencies Portal (http://www.eaa.labour.gov.hk)
The Labour Department has launched the Employment Agencies Portal providing information related to regulation of employment agencies (EAs). Users can also check if an EA has a valid licence by the built-in search function.

Employment Agencies Portal (http://www.eaa.labour.gov.hk)

Employment Agencies Portal (http://www.eaa.labour.gov.hk)
 
Website on Working Holiday Scheme (http://www.whs.gov.hk) Website on Working Holiday Scheme (http://www.whs.gov.hk)
The Labour Department has launched a new dedicated website on Working Holiday Scheme, providing comprehensive information as well as useful tips and experience shared by previous working holidaymakers.
Website on Working Holiday Scheme (http://www.whs.gov.hk)
 
Website on Foreign Domestic Helpers (www.fdh.labour.gov.hk)
To facilitate Foreign Domestic Helpers (FDHs), their employers as well as the public to access to information such as the policy and labour legislation relating to the employment of FDHs, Labour Department has launched a dedicated website……

Website on Working Holiday Scheme

Website on Foreign Domestic Helpers (www.fdh.labour.gov.hk)
 

Working Hours Policy

Working Hours Policy
The Standard Working Hours Committee submitted its report to the Government in January 2017 to put up recommendations on working hours policy direction.
Working Hours Policy
 

New videos on successful employment of people with disabilities
To enhance public awareness of the working abilities of people with disabilities, the Selective Placement Division has produced a brand new series of videos ...
 

New videos on successful employment of people with disabilities

New videos on successful employment of people with disabilities

 

Minimum Wage Reference Calculator

Minimum Wage Reference Calculator
Facilitating employers and employees in computing minimum wage ...



Minimum Wage Reference Calculator

 

Progress Report on
Construction Safety Forum
(Traditional Chinese Version Only)

 

Progress Report on Construction Safety Forum
Progress Report on Construction Safety Forum
 

Report on Construction Safety Forum

Report on Construction Safety Forum
(Traditional Chinese Version Only)


Report on Construction Safety Forum

 
 
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+ Work Incentive Transport Subsidy Scheme
+ Work Safety Alert
+ Systemic Safety Alert
+ Concise Work Accident Investigation Report
+ Statutory Minimum Wage
+ Minimum Wage Reference Calculator
+ Employment Programme for the Middle-aged
+ Portable Residual Current Device Sponsorship Scheme for SMEs (Traditional Chinese Version Only)
+ Safety Helmets with Y-type Chin Straps Sponsorship Scheme for SMEs
Useful Information
+ Guidelines on Safe Use of Lifting Frames and Launching Girders for Bridge Construction (PDF)
+ Information for Repair, Maintenance, Alteration and Addition (RMAA) Works (PDF)
+ Employers Must Take out Employees’ Compensation Insurance
+ Latest Labour Market Situation
+ Statutory Holidays for 2018
+ Statutory Holidays for 2017
+ Monthly Highlight of Job Seekers with Disabilities
+ Prepare Work Arrangements in times of Typhoons and Rainstorms Promptly (PDF)
+ Guidelines for Notification of Your Workplace (Notification Form)(PDF)
+

Lists of Typical Courses in Occupational Safety and Health accepted as Continuing Professional Development Programmes

Publications
+ Labour Department Annual Report 2016
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Other Activities
Occupational Health Talk (conducted in Chinese)
+ 4.2018 (PDF)
+ 5.2018 (PDF)
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Latest Amendments to Labour Laws
+ Maximum daily rates of reimbursable medical expenses increased for employees injured at work and occupational disease sufferers
+ Raising the Levels of Compensation under the Employees’ Compensation Ordinance, the Pneumoconiosis and Mesothelioma (Compensation) Ordinance and the Occupational Deafness (Compensation) Ordinance
+ 3 September 2015 has been designated as an additional Statutory Holiday and General Holiday
+ Key features of the Employment (Amendment) Ordinance 2014 on statutory paternity leave
+ Summary of Major Amendments made under the Protection of Wages on Insolvency (Amendment) Ordinance 2012
+ Commencement of the Second Phase Certification Requirement of the Factories and Industrial Undertakings (Loadshifting Machinery) Regulation
+ Summary of Major Amendments to the Employment Ordinance and the General Holidays Ordinance made under the General Holidays and Employment Legislation (Substitution of Holidays) (Amendment) Ordinance 2011
+ Summary of Major Amendments to the Employment Ordinance made under the Employment (Amendment) Ordinance 2010
+ Amendments under the Employees' Compensation Ordinance to recognise certification given by Chinese medicine practitioners
+ Summary of Major Amendments made under the Pneumoconiosis (Compensation) (Amendment) Ordinance 2008
+ Summary of Major Amendments to the Employment Ordinance made under the Employment (Amendment) Ordinance 2007 (PDF)
+ Summary of Major Amendments to the Employment Ordinance made under the Certification for Employee Benefits (Chinese Medicine)(Miscellaneous Amendments) Ordinance 2006 (PDF)
+ Factories and Industrial Undertakings (Loadshifting Machinery) Regulation
+ The maximum penalty for wage offences has been raised
+ The Factories and Industrial Undertakings (Gas Welding and Flame Cutting) Regulation has come into full operation on 1 March 2004
+ Amendments to the Construction Sites (Safety) Regulations and three other regulations
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