Latest Publications

  • 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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  • 2009

    Health and Safety for Swine Workers

    Recent research suggests that swine confinement workers are potentially exposed to workplace contaminants at levels above recommended health limits. This information sheet provides useful information for anyone who works in such an environment.

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