Happy Chinese New Year

“Good Fortune as Wishes”      “Work Hard to Succeed as Horse” 
“Safety for Four Seasons”      “Burst with Energy as Horse”                                                                                                  

                                              - Calligraphy by Dr Sammy Wan

Wishing you a happy and dynamic Chinese New Year of the Horse!

Xin Nian Kuai Le!

Message from the Chairman

Dear Members,

2014 is the Year of the Horse according to Chinese zodiac. The Year of the Horse starts from Jan. 31, 2014 and lasts to Feb. 18, 2015.  The spirit of the horse is recognized to be the Chinese people's ethos – making unremitting efforts to improve themselves. It is energetic, bright, warm-hearted, intelligent and able.  All these characters are in fact very important for everyone within an organisation to possess in order to develop a positive health and safety culture.  On the other hand, as safety professionals, we continue to improve ourselves by participating in CPD events and keep update of the latest safety knowledge and technology so that we can perform our work well.  

Horse provides a good and quick transportation for people before automobiles. Horse can give people a ride to their destination. Therefore, horse is not only a symbol of travelling, but also a sign of speedy success.  For safety, we should be able to apply the right tools and techniques for success in safety in short time and sustain the result achieved.  

Horses like to compete with others.  They pursuit for their freedom, passion and leadership.  It would be good if the business leaders all have the passion for safety and demonstrate good safety leadership.  In this way, the whole society would have less occupational accidents and it would be beneficial for all of us.

I would like to encourage all our members to contribute their effort for making a safer Hong Kong.  I wish all our members a safe, happy and prosperous Year of the Horse.

With best wishes,

Ir Richard Tse

Chairman, 2013/14
IOSH Hong Kong