Since its founding in 1988, the Occupational Safety and Health Council has been actively engaged in research. The Council has set up a Research Grant to support universities and other organisations to collaborate with the Council in research projects in a bid to identify OSH problems facing enterprises and the community. These researches are important for the Council to develop strategies and directions, which help enhance the effectiveness of our effort in promoting OSH standard across all occupations.
Throughout these years, the Hong Kong economy has experienced major changes and the Council has initiated research topics according to the changes in OSH issues. Apart from continuing to study issues in high-risk industries, such as the durability of bamboo scaffoldings, hard hats, restaurants' service staff, the Council is starting to look into the other new areas, such as the safety and health problems of computer operators, work stress, and community awareness survey. Through examining human behavioural patterns, we hope to find the causes of the problems, and devise effective solution to overcome them.