Health and safety

Information on health and safety in the workplace including employers’ duties and obligations.

Hong Kong :: Smoking in the workplace

With effect from 2007, smoking in Hong Kong is not allowed in indoor areas of any indoor workplaces under Section 3 and Schedule 2 of the amended Smoking Ordinance, irrespective of self-employment or regular employment …

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Hong Kong :: Notification of workplace accidents

Specific rules apply to the notification of workplace accidents, occupational diseases and dangerous occurrences …

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Hong Kong :: Health and safety representatives

There is no statutory obligation for health and safety representatives to be appointed or elected in workplaces in Hong Kong …

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Hong Kong :: Employers’ health and safety obligations

Employers have a general common law duty to look out for the health and safety of their employees and pay compensation for any negligence on their own part …

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Hong Kong :: Compensation for occupational illness and injury

Under the Employees’ Compensation Ordinance, employers are liable to pay compensation to employees in respect of any injuries they sustain as a result of an accident arising out of and in the course of their employment, or any incapacity they suffer arising from an occupational disease …

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