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Labour Department to hold occupational health public talks
     The Labour Department (LD) will hold a public talk entitled "Manual Handling Operations and Prevention of Back Injuries" on May 4 (Wednesday) at 6.30pm. The talk will give a brief account of the structure and functions of the back, causes and preventive measures of back injuries, and proper manual handling operations. Demonstrations and practice of workplace exercises will be included.

     The LD will hold another talk, entitled "Prevention of Heat Stroke at Work in a Hot Environment", on May 11 (Wednesday) at 3.30pm. The talk, designed for workers working in hot environments to raise their awareness of heat stroke prevention, will cover symptoms of heat stroke, its first aid treatment and preventive measures.

     Both talks will be given by the LD's occupational health nurse and occupational hygienist in Cantonese at the Lecture Theatre of the Hong Kong Central Library, 66 Causeway Road, Causeway Bay. Admission is free but pre-registration is required. Interested participants can register online (www.oshsreg.gov.hk). On-site registration is not available. Infection control measures taking into account the latest epidemic developments will be adopted at the venue. For enquiries, please call 2852 4040.
Ends/Thursday, April 28, 2022
Issued at HKT 11:00
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