Occupational Health Award 2018-19 - Enrolment is now OPEN

The “Occupational Health Award 2018-19” jointly organized by the Occupational Safety and Health Council, the Labour Department, the Department of Health, the Pneumoconiosis Compensation Fund Board and the Occupational Deafness Compensation Board is now open for enrolment. You are welcome to participate and request for the promotional materials. The deadline for enrolment on 12 November 2018 (Monday).

Important Dates
12 November 2018 (Monday)
Deadline for enrolment and promotional materials request

19 November 2018 (Monday)
Deadline for submission of report and supporting information

3 – 14 January 2019
Site visits to shortlisted entries

6 March 2019 (Wednesday)
Occupational Health Award Forum and Award Presentation Ceremony

Occupational Health Award- Online Enrolment

Promotional Materials Request- Online Enrolment

Enrolment Form

Joyful@Healthy Workplace 2018-2020

The Occupational Safety and Health Council joins hands with the Department of Health and Labour Department to launch the "Joyful@Healthy Workplace" programme. Charter signing organiastions can participate in a series of activities such as healthy and joyful workshops. Activities in 2018-2020 are now open for enrolment. All organisations are welcome to join. For details, please refer to the enrolment form.

Enrolment Form

Dengue fever

Dengue fever is an acute mosquito-borne infection caused by the dengue viruses. This is found in tropical and sub-tropical regions around the world. For instance, dengue fever is an endemic illness in many countries in South East Asia. The dengue viruses encompass 4 different serotypes, each of which can lead to dengue fever and severe dengue (also known as 'dengue haemorrhagic fever').

Dengue fever is clinically characterised by high fever, severe headache, pain behind the eyes, muscle and joint pain, nausea, vomiting, swollen lymph nodes and rash. Some infected people may not develop apparent symptoms, and some may only have mild symptoms like fever, e.g. young children may exhibit a milder non-specific febrile illness with rash.

The incubation period of dengue fever ranges from 3 – 14 days, commonly 4 – 7 days. Travellers who return from affected areas and feel unwell should seek medical advice promptly, and provide travel details to doctor.

The best preventive measure in Hong Kong is to eliminate pockets of stagnant water that serve as breeding sites for mosquitoes, and to avoid mosquito bites.

For details, please refer to the thematic webpage of Dengue Fever of the Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health.
Centre for Health Protection - Dengue Fever



Occupational Health Award 2017-18

The Occupational Safety and Health Council, the Labour Department, the Department of Health, the Pneumoconiosis Compensation Fund Board and the Occupational Deafness Compensation Board join hands to launch the "Occupational Health Award 2016-17". This year there are 3 categories under the Award; "Joyful@Healthy Workplace Best Practices Award", "Hearing Conservation Best Practices Award" and "Prevention of Pneumoconiosis Best Practices Award". “Innovative Enhancement Award” under 3 categories will be first introduced so as to encourage organizations to enhance the existing practice from an innovative perspective.

“Occupational Health Award Forum and Award Presentation” was successfully held on 15 March 2018 (Thursday), with a total of 155 entries. Congratulations to the winning organizations.

Winner List

“Joyful@Healthy Workplace” Kick-off cum Charter Signing Ceremony

“Joyful@Healthy Workplace” Kick-off cum Charter Signing Ceremony was successfully held on 3 October 2016 at D.PARK, Tsuen Wan. The programme has drawn over 330 participating organizations.


The Kick-off cum Charter Signing Ceremony will be officiated by Dr. Constance CHAN Hon-yee, JP, Director of Health, Dr. LEUNG Ting-hung, BBS, JP, Controller, Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health, Mr. Jeff LEUNG Wing-yan, Deputy of Commissioner for Labour, Labour Department and Dr. Alan CHAN Hoi-shou, Vice-Chairman, Occupational Safety and Health Council.


Officiating guests take group photo with participating representatives.

List of the Joyful @ Healthy Workplace Charter Signing Organizations

Video for “Joyful@Healthy Workplace” Kick-off cum Charter Signing Ceremony


“Joyful@Healthy Workplace” Programme

The Department of Health and the Occupational Safety and Health Council launch the “Joyful@Healthy Workplace” Programme. A series of activities will be organised to assist employers and employees to create a joyful and healthy working environment. The programme focuses on three areas, “Healthy Eating”, “Physical Activity” and “Mental Well-being”.