Latest Publications

  • 2010

    Health and Safety Management in Healthcare

    This information sheet gives guidance on the key elements of health and safety management in healthcare. It is intended for small employers in the healthcare sector, e.g. small residential care providers and small healthcare practices.

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  • 2010

    Workplace Health Toolkit for Small Businesses

    The area of workplace health, compared to workplace safety, is one in which many employers feel less competent and informed.

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  • 2010

    Guidelines on Managing Safety and Health - Post Primary Schools Part 1 of 2

    The “Guidelines on Managing Safety and Health in Post-Primary Schools” has been produced by a Steering Group of representatives from the Health and Safety Authority, the State Claims Agency, the Department of Education and Skills and the School Development Planning Initiative. The guidelines are a management tool intended to offer guidance and practical advice to assist schools in planning, organising and managing a safe and healthy school environment for staff, pupils and visitors. They will also help schools to benchmark current policies and practices against current legislative requirements. They do not place any additional responsibility on schools that does not already exist in legislation. Part 1 of the Guidelines is a step-by-step approach to putting in place a safety and health management system for post-primary schools

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  • 2010

    A Resource List for Schools

    The Health and Safety Authority has produced this resource list as an aid to all those working in schools and to young people learning about workplace safety and health.

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  • 2010

    Motor Vehicle Repair Hazardous Chemicals

    Workers in the Motor Vehicle Repair industry may be exposed to different hazards, including hazardous chemicals. Protect yourself and those working with you by considering the following advice.

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  • 2010

    The Children and Young Persons in Agriculture COP

    Because farms are homes as well as workplaces, there are frequently children and young persons in this high-risk environment, either in the family or as visitors. This means children and young persons are at risk of death or injury on farms. This Code of Practice applies only to on-farm work activities and their potential impact on children and young persons.

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    Annual Report 2009

    2009 saw the lowest number of workers killed at work since the Authority was formed in 1989. Sadly, however, the fact remains that during 2009 a total of 43 work-related deaths were reported to the Authority. The 2009 Annual Report outlines key activities and achievements during the year.

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  • 2010

    Guidelines for safe working near overhead electricity lines in Agriculture

    Overhead power lines on Irish farms pose a serious risk to farmers, contractors and anyone in the vicinity of high machinery passing close to these lines. Several people have been killed and many more injured as a result of making contact, or near contact, with overhead electricity lines during agricultural work. Machinery (such as forage harvesters, combine harvesters and tipping trailers), equipment (such as ladders) and activities (such as stacking) are often involved. Many ‘near misses’ also arise that are not reported and where no one is injured. Everyone working in agriculture should know, understand and follow safe procedures when working near overhead electricity lines.

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