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2015.03.18
Creating a Healthy and Safe Community

We fill our bottles with free clean water on campus, take deep breath of good quality indoor air and safely conduct research in labs. Behind all these, there are teams of professionals and dedicated staff from the Health, Safety and Environment Office who work hard everyday to ensure a clean and safe environment is enjoyed by all.

Miss Winnie Huang and Ms Doris Yue are both graduates of HKUST. From their study through their work here, they enjoy the sea view and equipped facilities like the swimming pool, gym room and BBQ site. As HSE Specialists, they have been working in the Health, Safety and Environment (HSEO) for two years. Miss Huang is responsible for executing the university’s health & safety policies. She conducts regular safety inspections in labs such as checking any incompatible chemicals that can’t be stored together. She also conducts risk assessments for experiments to identify any hazardous materials. She has been impressed by the very helpful and passionate colleagues who come from different backgrounds. Miss Huang believes that the annual fire drill exercise is a big deal because it raises the safety awareness of the whole campus community. The drill is coordinated with the fire department and includes evacuation exercises and even a mock chemical spill. We hope these drills will never be real, but the exercises make us more prepared. She encourages all of us to support recycling and live a green lifestyle.

Ms Doris Yue is in charge of office safety inspections on-campus, as well as lab and office safety in our off-campus institutes in Shenzhen and Nansha. For example, she measures dust and Formaldehyde after renovations for indoor air quality. With the guardians from the Security Office and HSEO, Ms Yue finds the campus very safe. She shared that every three months, they have to attend SCBA (self-contained breathing apparatus) course to refresh how to use these devices to protect themselves in case of chemical spill in a lab. Ms Yue never expected that she would have the opportunity to learn how to use SCBA as she saw on TV. As a last note, but an important one, she asks every community member to take care of their own safety and follow lab and office safety procedures. Through better communications and joining hands with HSEO, we can create a safe and healthy community enjoyed by all. 

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Through better communications and joining hands with HSEO, we can create a safe and healthy community enjoyed by all.
Professionals and dedicated staff from the Health, Safety and Environment Office work hard everyday to ensure a clean and safe environment is enjoyed by all.
Ms Doris Yue asks every community member to take care of their own safety and follow lab and office safety procedures.
As UST graduate, Miss Winnie Huang conducts risk assessments for experiments to identify any hazardous materials.

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