Latest Publications

  • 2010

    Programme of Work 2010

    Building on the work of previous programmes, the 2010 Programme of Work represents the first year of the Authority’s new three year Strategy Statement 2010-2012. It sets out new priorities to reflect the increased importance of occupational health and also to reflect our enhanced role in relation to the safety of chemicals.

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  • 2010

    Safe Hospitality

    Safe Hospitality is a practical and easy to use guide to help ensure safe and healthy workplaces for those in the hotel, restaurant, catering and bar trades.

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  • 2010
  • 2009

    Guide on Manual Handling Risk Assessment in the Hospitality Sector

    The hospitality sector covers a wide range of businesses including hotels, public houses and restaurants. Some work practices in the sector require people to engage in a significant amount of physical activity. This short, practical guide offers guidance on useful interventions that can be put in place to address the issue of injury due to manual handling in the hospitality sector.

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  • 2009

    Manual Handling in the Irish Construction Industry - Summary Report

    This summary report contains an analysis of the nature of key manual handling tasks in the Irish construction sector and to develop task-specific recommendations to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injury and ill health from manual handling.

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  • 2009

    New Five Year Plan for the Healthcare Sector

    The overall aim of this five year strategy (2010-2014) is to work with the healthcare sector in developing a culture of safety and in reducing injury and illness among its workforce.

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  • 2009

    Code of Practice for Managing Safety and Health in Forestry Operations

    This Code of Practice provides practical guidance on observing the legislation in relation to forestry operations. It came into operation on December 1st 2009 and replaces the Code of Practice for Managing Safety and Health in Forestry Operations which was issued by the Health and Safety Authority in May 2003.

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  • 2009

    Emergency Response Plans for Petrol Stations

    The following information sheet is an illustrative but not exhaustive, outline for an Emergency Response plan and procedures for a petrol station. The Emergency plan must be site-specific.

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  • 2009

    Understanding Construction Risk Assessment

    A short Guide to risk assessments - The following pages include examples of dangerous situations on site and how you can manage similar situations to protect the health and safety of your employees.

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  • 2009

    Annual Report 2008

    2008 was a year of strong progress. There was achievement in the record number of inspections undertaken, the implementation of REACH (Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals), a strong programme of legislative renewal and simplification and the publication of practical guidance material to both employers and employees. However, these achievements are in the context of 57 reported workplace deaths.

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