The International Symposium on Work Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation (WIPARIS) 2014 was successfully held in Guangzhou on November 14 to 16, 2014. The symposium has attracted overall 220 participants, coming from the United States, England, Australia, Malaysia, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan and more than 20 different provinces and regions in China. We have also received more than 100 abstracts. For downloading the presentation PowerPoints, please click Keynote presentations or Plenary presentations, for the photo gallery, please click HERE.
The Hong Kong Worker's Health Centre always protects workers from occupational injuries and diseases. We have been continuously working hard to eliminate occupational health and safety (OHS) hazards and enhance the front-line employees' participation in OHS Promotion. We have a strong support network made of occupational hygienists, ergonomics professionals, OHS specialists from hospitals, institutions and companies that provide diversified OHS services. In addition, by adopting the "participatory occupational health training" model recommended by the International Labor Organization (ILO), we cooperate with local corporations and organizations to launch different occupational health promotions and related education training programs.
Our rehabilitation team is using case management model, to provide one stop services to cater the needs of workers with work injury or occupational diseases in different phases. Our goal is to facilitate workers with work injury or occupational diseases to improve their psychosocial adjustment, so as to reintegrate into the community and return to work, through one-stop rehabilitation case management services.
Over the past twenty years, China has grown into the world's leading production centre. There are two principal reasons for this development: 1) the effective economic reform policies carried out in Mainland China and the decision of factory owners in Hong Kong relocating their factories to the Mainland and, 2) Rapid development of the world economy and increasing demand for goods from China.