The "Occupational Safety and Health Regulation" has come into operation. It requires that the person responsible for a workplace to perform a risk assessment on manual handling operations, preliminary risk assessment and further assessment, and to take steps to reduce risks to the lowest extent as is reasonably practicable. An employer shall also ensure that the employees are provided with necessary safety and health training. The employee on the other hand shall conform to the system of work and work practice; and comply with the risk reduction measures.
In order to assist in the risk assessment process and the control of hazards in manual handling operations, Occupational Safety and Health Council has designed an on-line risk assessment service for organization to perform risk assessment in compliance with the legislative requirements and to make records for future review.