Advancing Occupational Safety of Workers


Title

Advancing Occupational Safety of Workers

Other Title

Investigation and Assessment of Heat Hazard in Hong Kong Slope Maintenance Construction Works

Creator

LI, Shing Fung Ronald

Faculty

Faculty of Construction and Environment

Department

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Description

Ronald Li, from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has developed a comprehensive heat stress assessment framework and tools for construction workers in Hong Kong. The idea came from his internship at a local construction contractor. From his experience, constructors workers who suffer from high temperatures and strong sunlight weren't able to express the severity of heat stress clearly. Hence, a user-friendly and translational assessment tool was designed to represent the risk of heatstroke in one single number.

Award

First Place Award in the Student Research Project Competition
OSH Best Project Scholarship

Date

2020-11

Keywords

Professional Competence ; Global Outlook; Innovative Problem-solver

Subject

Construction workers -- Health and hygiene
Heat -- Physiological effect
Heat stroke -- Prevention

Rights

All rights reserved

Language

English

Type

Feature Story

Access Rights

open access