Healthy, Safe and Productive Lives
Crystalline silica is widely found in nature. Occupational exposure to crystalline silica dust occurs in many industries.
This joint guidance developed by the EPA in conjunction with the Authority addresses the safe handling and storage of a range of household hazardous waste types at civic amenity sites in order to manage not only the environmental risks but also health and safety risks.
This information sheet aims to outline the key responsibilities for EU importers of chemical substances and mixtures under the REACH, CLP and Rotterdam Regulations, for which the Health & Safety Authority are the relevant Competent Authority in Ireland.
The CLP Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on Classification, Labelling and Packaging of substances and mixtures fully entered into force on the 1st of June 2015 bringing us a step closer to the goal of having the same chemical hazards communicated in the same way around the world. This poster should assist those of you working with hazardous chemicals in identifying the new hazard classes and categories under CLP and how to label accordingly. (High Resolution – suitable for professional printing)
The HSA has developed a free online course called ‘Chemical Safety in the Workplace’. This companion information leaflet describes the benefits of the course, which is aimed at employers, employees, supervisors and safety representatives in any sector where chemicals are used.
Information sheet for suppliers, distributors and retailers of containers of home heating oil.
Chemicals such as fertilizers, detergents, oils, disinfectants and plant protection products can play an important role in everyday life on the farm. However, if these chemicals are not used safely, then you could be at risk.