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Document ID (ISN)108820
CIS number 08-1258
ISSN - Serial title Occupational Safety and Health Statistics Bulletin
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Title Occupational Safety and Health Statistics Bulletin
Original title Zhiye anquan ji jiankang tongji shuzi jianbao [in Chinese]
Bibliographic information May 2008, No.8, p.1-8 (whole issue). Illus.
Internet access http://www.labour.gov.hk/eng/osh/pdf/Bull08.pdf [in English]
http://www.labour.gov.hk/osh/pdf/Bull08.pdf [in Chinese]
Abstract The statistics in this bulletin provide information and analysis on work-related accidents and confirmed cases of occupational disease in Hong Kong during the year 2007, with breakdowns by economic sectors and trends from 1998 to 2007. In 2007, the number of occupational injuries in all workplaces stood at 43,979, a decrease of 6.3% over 2006, while the injury rate per 1000 employees also decreased from 18.4 to 16.9 or 8.3%. The total number of occupational diseases in 2007 was 177, a substantial decease from the 264 cases recorded in 2006. They primarily consisted of silicosis, hearing loss and tensynovitis of hand and forearm, as well as tuberculosis among health care workers.
Descriptors (primary) Hong Kong; occupational accidents; fatalities; statistical trends; injuries; occupational diseases
Descriptors (secondary) tuberculosis; silicosis; tendinitis; hearing loss; upper extremity disorders; construction industry; health care personnel; frequency rates; statistics
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceHong Kong
Subject(s) Statistics
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases