Occupational Safety and Health Problems of Workers in Hong Kong Recycling Industries – A Preliminary Ergonomic Study

Abstract

Recycling industry is developing rapidly in Hong Kong recently. However, there is insufficient information about the current situation of this industry in Hong Kong. The aims of this study were to 1) understand the situations and possible causes of the safety and health problems of workers in Hong Kong recycling industry, 2) identify and evaluate their safety and health problems, 3) propose possible solutions, and 4) provide recommendations and indications of further possible work. By conducting interview with the use of questionnaire, risk analysis, and measurement of workplace condition, the situations and possible causes of the problems were understood, identified and evaluated. Possible solutions were proposed accordingly and indications for further work were suggested.

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@inproceedings{Chan2011OccupationalSA, title={Occupational Safety and Health Problems of Workers in Hong Kong Recycling Industries – A Preliminary Ergonomic Study}, author={Alan H. S. Chan and Philip Leung}, year={2011} }