Latest Publications

  • 2015

    A Guide to Non-Respiratory Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for use with Chemical Agents in the Workplace

    The aim of these guidelines is to provide basic information and general guidance on the selection, use and maintenance of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the workplace for use with chemical agents.

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  • 2015

    Trends and Patterns in Occupational Health and Safety in Ireland

    Analysis is based on the data from annual modules on Work-Related Accidents and Illness that are collected by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) as part of the Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) and on data collected by the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) on fatal and non-fatal injuries based on employers’ reports.

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  • 2015

    Export and Import of Chemicals Information Sheet

    Information sheet on exporters duties under the Rotterdam Regulation (EU) No.689/2008 on the export and import of hazardous chemicals.

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  • 2015

    Management of Health and Safety in Ports and Docks Information Sheet

    This information sheet provides basic information and guidance on the management of health and safety for people involved in port and dock operations, including port authorities, stevedoring companies, terminal operators (such as container, Roll-on Roll-off [Ro-Ro], Lift-on Lift-off [Lo-Lo] and passenger ferry companies), transport and logistics companies and shipping agents.

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  • 2015

    Hazards in Port and Dock Operations Information Sheet

    This information sheet provides guidance on some of the main hazards encountered in port and dock operations. It will be of assistance to employers when conducting a risk assessment of their or their employees’ work activities in ports and docks. It will also be of interest to anyone who visits ports and docks during the course of their work.

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  • 2015

    Reducing the Manual Handling of Glazing Units - Information Sheet

    This information sheet focuses on risk-reduction measures for systems of work used for the manual handling of glazing units from a storage area on site to the point of installation.

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  • 2015

    Programme of Work 2015

    This is the third programme of work prepared by the Health and Safety Authority under its strategy for 2013 to 2015. The programme for 2015 has a significant level of continuity with previous years as we build on the groundwork and achievements of earlier programmes.

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  • 2015

    Guidance-Note on Periodic Inspection and Testing of Electrical Installations

    Electrical installations, if not properly maintained, can kill, injure and cause serious property damage. In Ireland, people are killed almost every year from contact with, or as a result of electricity. This Guidance-Note aims to assist employers, employees and others put in place a suitable regime for periodic inspection and testing of electrical installations to reduce the possibility of harm arising from the electrical installation in a workplace.

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  • 2014

    Too Cold for Sharks

    A book about ocean safety and fishing life by children from all over Ireland. Children have led the way in many cultural changes for the better in Ireland. From the move towards recycling to wearing seat belts, children have a huge influence in the home, the community and by extension - the workplace. This book is part of the Authority’s awareness raising campaign aimed at reducing death and injuries amongst fishermen.

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  • 2014

    Managing Health and Safety in Fishing

    The aim of this guidance document is to help improve standards of safety and health in the commercial sea/marine fishing sector. In an effort to aid prevention of accidents and ill-health among fishermen, this guidance document looks at the role of the Safety Statement in managing health and safety, the most common causes of death, injury and ill-health and gives basic information to help illuminate or control the risks involved in fishing.

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