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Hong Kong: Health and safety
Note: Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. It has a high degree of autonomy and its own legal system, including in the area of employment law.
- General health and safety requirements for industrial and non-industrial workplaces are set out in the Occupational Safety and Health Ordinance. (See General)
- Employers and employees have various duties regarding health and safety. (See Duties on employers and employees)
- There is no general statutory obligation for safety representatives to be appointed or elected. (See Safety representatives)
- The governmental Commissioner of Labour monitors and enforces compliance with health and safety legislation. (See Enforcement and penalties)
- Employers must pay employees compensation for injuries that are sustained as a result of accidents that arise in the course of employment, and specified occupational diseases that are caused by the employer. (See Compensation for injury or illness)
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