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  1. Topics
    1. Accident and Dangerous Occurrence Reporting
    2. Accreditation
    3. Asbestos
    4. ATEX and Electrical Apparatus
      1. ATEX Regulations - Frequently Asked Questions
    5. BeSMART
    6. Biological Agents
      1. Biological Agents - Frequently Asked Questions
      2. Avian Influenza
      3. Tuberculosis
    7. Bullying at Work
      1. Employer Policy
      2. Are You Being Bullied
      3. Codes of Practice
      4. Bullying Employer Perspective
      5. Bullying Employee Perspective
    8. Business Licensing and Notification Requirements
      1. Accident/Incident Reporting
      2. ADR and TPED
      3. Asbestos
      4. Biological Agents
      5. Construction
      6. Chemicals
      7. Diving
      8. Petrol Stations
      9. Mining
      10. Quarrying
      11. All Notification Forms
      12. Other Licensing Agencies
    9. Chemicals
    10. Confined Spaces
    11. Education
      1. Managing Safety in Schools
      2. Teacher Support and Resources
      3. Teacher Training
      4. Initiatives in Education
    12. Electricity
      1. Dangers of Electricity
        1. Electrical Fatality Statistics
        2. Electricity in the Workplace
      2. Powerlines and Cables
        1. Overhead Power Lines
        2. Underground Cables
      3. Information Guidance Legislation
        1. Video - Dangers from Power Lines on Farms
        2. Role of the Commission for Energy Regulation
        3. HSA & Other Organisations
      4. Inspection and Testing
        1. Works Needing Certification
        2. 2008 ETCI Wiring Regulations
    13. Employees Duties
    14. EU Presidency
    15. Explosives
    16. Fire
      1. Fire Prevention
      2. Fire Detection and Warning
      3. Emergency Escape and Fire Fighting
    17. First Aid
      1. First Aid Frequently Asked Questions
    18. Hazards
      1. Electricity
      2. Pedestrian safety
      3. Manual Handling Hazards
      4. Slips, Trips and Falls
      5. Working at Height
      6. Lone Workers
    19. Health and Safety Presentations
      1. Health and Safety Ireland 2011
    20. Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG)
    21. Machinery
    22. Managing Health and Safety
      1. General Application Regulations 2007
        1. Accident Reporting
        2. Display Screen Equipment
      2. Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005
      3. Safety and Health Management Systems
      4. Safety Representatives and Consultation
      5. Safety Statement and Risk Assessment
    23. Manual Handling
      1. Manual Handling Guidance Documents
      2. Manual Handling Case Study Video Series 1
      3. Manual Handling Case Study Video Series 2
      4. Manual Handling FAQ's
      5. Manual Handling Research reports
    24. Personal Protective Equipment - PPE
      1. PPE -FAQs
      2. Respiratory Protective Equipment
    25. Physical Agents
      1. Electromagnetic Fields
      2. Optical Radiation
      3. Vibration
      4. Noise
        1. Noise - Frequently Asked Questions
        2. Safe Maintenance -Reducing Noise
    26. Safety Alerts
      1. Gas Safety Alert
      2. GME EPIRB Recall
      3. Lorry Mounted Cranes Alert
      4. Electric Cable Reel Alert
      5. Safety Shoe Alert
      6. Are the scaffold boards you’re using in a safe condition?
      7. Genie MEWP Alert
      8. Safety Alert regarding Petzl “ZIGZAG” Recall
      9. Use of Generators During Power Outages
      10. Farm Safety During Calving
      11. Passenger Safety Alert
      12. Chainsaw Competency Alert
      13. Mobile Sandblaster Alert
      14. Uvex Riding Helmet safety alert
      15. Laundry Liquid Tablets Capsules Pods
      16. Thermia Heat Pumps
      17. MAPP Cylinders Recall
      18. Lifejacket Recall
      19. Use of Mobile Phone in Explosive Atmospheres
      20. Filling of LPG Cylinders
      21. Clearing Blockage Safely on Agricultural Machinery
      22. Safety alert passenger and goods lifts
      23. Sale of Potentially Faulty Regen Air Compressors
      24. Alert to Ambulance Owners and Operators
      25. Dangers involved in Roofwork
      26. Wood Pellet Feed Hoppers/Tanks
      27. Electrically Powered Gates
      28. Brush Cutter Safety Alert
      29. Manitowoc Cranes/ Potain Tower Cranes
      30. Use of Pole Pruners/Saws and Overhead Powerlines
      31. Dangers using Man Riding Foot Boards on RCV's
      32. Grain Storage Structures Enclosed Construction
      33. Excavator Quick Hitches
      34. Construction Safety in Freezing Weather Conditions
      35. Liftlux Scissor Lifts
      36. Operation of Passenger and Goods Lifts
      37. Access to Grain Storage Facilities
      38. Trailers with tipping body
      39. Generators and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
      40. Aircraft De-icers
      41. Roll Over Protection Systems
    27. Signage
      1. Safety Signs
    28. Simple Safety
      1. General Simple Safety
      2. Simple Safety in Food and Drink
      3. Simple Safety in Retailing
      4. Simple Safety in Other Languages
        1. Simple Safety in other Languages
    29. Slips Trips Falls
      1. Slips Trips Falls Info
      2. Spills
      3. High-risk Areas
      4. Over-used Signs
      5. Environmental Cleanliness
      6. Shoes, Footwear
      7. Pedestrian Surfaces
      8. Snow and Ice
    30. Statistics
      1. Infographics
        1. Injury, Illness and Fatality Statistics 2012-2013
        2. Achievements & Activities 2013
      2. Fatal Injury
      3. Non-Fatal Injury and Illness
      4. Useful Links
    31. Taking Care of Business
    32. Violence at Work
      1. Social Partners Guidelines - violence - harassment
    33. Work at Height
    34. Workplace Stress
      1. Work Positive Project 2008/2009
      2. Work Positive Project 2005-2007
      3. Stress in the Workplace
    35. Work Related Vehicle Safety
      1. Legal Requirements
      2. Work Related Vehicle Statistics
      3. Vehicle Risks
      4. Forklift Trucks
      5. Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR)
    36. Work Safely
      1. Managing Health and Safety
      2. Liabilities of Directors
      3. Protecting your Workplace's Reputation and Assets
      4. Benefits of Creating a Positive Safety Culture
      5. Organising Safety and Health in your Workplace
      6. Safety and Health Monitoring
      7. Roles and Responsibilities for Directors
    37. Safety Alerts Test
      1. 2014
      2. 2013
      3. 2012
      4. 2011
      5. 2010
      6. 2009
      7. 2008
      8. 2007
  2. Your Industry
    1. ADR - Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road
    2. Agriculture & Forestry
      1. Overview
        1. Precautions & Risk Assessment
        2. Online Risk Assessment FAQs
        3. Legislation & Enforcement
        4. Agriculture Code of Practice
      2. Vehicles & Machinery
        1. Vehicles
        2. Machinery
      3. Livestock
        1. Spring lambing season - Farm safety advice for pregnant women
        2. Precautions
        3. Handling Facilities
        4. Bulls
        5. Calving and Weaning
        6. Loading and Unloading
        7. Horses
      4. Young & Elderly on Farms
        1. Children on Farms
        2. Farmers over 65 Years
      5. Other Hazards
        1. Falls & Collapses
        2. Slurry & Water Safety
        3. Fire Electricity & Chemicals
        4. Manual Handling Slips & Trips
        5. Timber Work
        6. Farmer Health
      6. Forestry
      7. Further Information
        1. Fatal Accidents
        2. Training & Strategic Alliances
        3. Useful Links
        4. Video Index
        5. Farm Safety at Harvest Time
    3. Catering and Hospitality
    4. Chemicals
      1. ADR - Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road
      2. Asbestos
        1. Asbestos Notifications
        2. Legislation
        3. Other Agencies with Responsibility for Asbestos
        4. Further Information Sources for Asbestos and Asbestos Related Diseases
      3. Carcinogens
      4. Chemical Agents
        1. Risk Assessment
        2. Chemicals A-Z
      5. Chemical Weapons
      6. Classification and Labelling
        1. Countdown to CLP compliance
        2. Roles and Duties
        3. Classification
        4. Labelling
        5. Packaging
        6. Notification to the C&L Inventory
      7. COMAH
        1. Legislation and Guidance
        2. List of Establishments
        3. Safety Report
        4. Land Use Planning
        5. Emergency Planning
        6. MAPP and Safety Management
        7. Notification and Charges
      8. Detergents
        1. Disinfectants & Cosmetics
        2. Detergent Labelling & Packaging requirements
        3. Detergent Regulations
        4. EU derogation for surfactants
        5. Further consideration and information
        6. Ingredient Data Sheets
        7. Using and storing detergents
      9. Export/Import
        1. Chemicals Covered
        2. I am an Exporter - what do I do?
          1. Chemicals Part 1
          2. Chemicals Part 2
          3. Chemicals Part 3
          4. Sample Scenarios
        3. I am an Importer What do I do?
        4. National Authorities
        5. Changes to the Law
        6. EDEXIM
        7. The Rotterdam Convention
        8. Further information
      10. Information and Resources
      11. Nanotechnology
      12. REACH
        1. Roles and duties under REACH
        2. Registration
          1. The registration process
          2. Only representative
          3. Duty to inquire
        3. Pre-registration
        4. Evaluation
        5. SVHCs and Authorisation
        6. Restriction
          1. How does a chemical get onto Annex XVII of REACH
          2. Annex XVII Updates of REACH
          3. Consultation – Have Your Say
          4. Further Information
        7. Notification of Substances in Articles
        8. Information in the Supply Chain
        9. Safety Data Sheets
          1. SDS requirements
          2. Questions and Answers
        10. Downstream users
        11. HSA Chemical Helpdesk
          1. Consultation
    5. Construction
      1. Construction Duty Holders
      2. Designing for Safety
        1. Good Design Practice
        2. Duties as a Designer
        3. Risk Assessment
      3. Training in Construction
        1. Safe Pass
        2. Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS)
      4. Safe System of Work Plan (SSWP)
        1. Part 1: Planning the Activity
        2. Part 2: Hazard Identification & Control Identifier
        3. Part 3: Sign Off
        4. SSWP Interactive Demonstration
      5. Plant and Machinery
        1. Safe use of Dumpers
        2. Use of Mobile Machinery on Construction Sites
      6. Construction Safety Partnership
        1. SMP 20
      7. Work at Height
      8. Construction FAQ's
    6. Diving
      1. Diving at Work
      2. Emergency Plans
        1. Compression Chambers
        2. Emergency Equipment
      3. Dive Team Size
      4. Legislation
      5. Diving Medicals
        1. Diving and Pregnancy
      6. Underwater Heritage Orders
      7. Notification
    7. Docks
      1. Health and Safety Management
      2. Emergency Plans
      3. Legislation
      4. Legislation Review
      5. Hazards in Ports and Docks
        1. Common Hazards
        2. Container Terminals
        3. Dry Bulk Terminals
        4. Roll On Roll Off (Ro-Ro) Terminals
      6. Workplace Transport
      7. Dusty Cargoes
      8. Fatigue
      9. Statistics
      10. Further Information
    8. Education
      1. Managing Safety in Schools
      2. Teacher Support and Resources
      3. Teacher Training
      4. Initiatives in Education
    9. Fishing
      1. Sea Fishing Sector
      2. Top 10 Tips
      3. Management of Health and Safety
      4. The Safety Statement
      5. Risk Assessment
      6. Emergency Plans
        1. Emergency Contacts
      7. Safe Systems of Work
      8. Instruction, Training and Supervision
      9. Vulnerable Workers
      10. Who's Who in Fishing Safety
      11. Legislation and Enforcement
      12. Maritime Legislation
      13. Statistics
      14. Injuries and Ill Health
      15. Common Hazards
      16. Machinery
      17. Slips and Trips
      18. Manual Handling
      19. Biological Agents
      20. Dangerous Chemicals
      21. Fatigue
      22. Instability
      23. Knives
      24. Noise
      25. Lifejackets
      26. Further Information
    10. Healthcare Sector
      1. Healthcare Case Studies
      2. Biological Agents
        1. Sharps
          1. Sharps Directive and Regulations
        2. Healthcare Waste
        3. Specific Biological Agents
      3. Chemical Agents
      4. Electricity and Healthcare
      5. Five Year Plan Healthcare Sector 2010-2014
      6. Healthcare Illness and Injury Statistics
        1. Injury Statistics Dashboards
      7. Healthcare Regulators
      8. The Healthcare Sector
      9. Managing Safety and Health in Healthcare
      10. Musculoskeletal Disorders
      11. Occupational Hazards in Hospital Departments
        1. Department Hazards
          1. Ambulance Services
          2. Catering
          3. CSSD
          4. Emergency Department
          5. Laboratory
          6. Laundry
          7. Library
          8. Mortuary
          9. Office
          10. Outpatients
          11. Pharmacy
          12. Radiology
          13. Stores / Warehouse
          14. Technical Services
          15. Theatre
          16. Ward
          17. Further Information
      12. Occupational Hazards in Nursing Homes
        1. Nursing Home Hazards
          1. Bathroom
          2. Bedroom
          3. Garden / Grounds
          4. Hallway / Corridor
          5. Kitchen
          6. Laundry
          7. Lounge / Activity Room
          8. Maintenance Workshop
          9. Nurse's Station
          10. Office
          11. Sluice Room
          12. Further Information
      13. Safety Alert
      14. Slips Trips and Falls in Healthcare
      15. Small Healthcare Providers
      16. Violence and Aggression
      17. Work Equipment
      18. Work Related Stress
    11. Mining
      1. Mines Rescue
      2. Mining Legislation
      3. Notifications Required under Mining Legislation
      4. Promotional Activities
      5. Disused Mines and Shafts
    12. Petrol Stations
      1. Retail and Private Petroleum Stores (RPPS)
      2. Petrol Storage
    13. Quarrying
      1. Vehicle and Pedestrian Safety
        1. Vehicle Access
        2. Driver Selection and Training
        3. Construction of Haul Roads
        4. Visibility and Reversing Aids
          1. Reversing and One-way Systems
      2. Quarry and Sand Pit Faces
        1. Selection of Equipment
        2. Inspection of the Working Face
        3. Appraisals and Geotechnical Assessment
        4. Overburden Stripping
        5. Trespass, Boundary Fencing and Prevention of Drowning
      3. Drilling and Blasting
        1. Drilling of Shotholes
        2. Shotfiring Rules
          1. Danger Zones
          2. Disposal of Surplus Explosives
          3. Blast Specification
        3. Duties of Shotfirer
        4. Explosives Supervisor
          1. Blast Specification
        5. Face Profiling and Drill Hole Logging
        6. Edge Protection during drilling and loading
      4. Stockpiles Tips and Lagoons
        1. Management of Lagoons and settling ponds
        2. Management of Tips and Stockpiles
        3. Inspection, Appraisal and Geotechnical assessment
      5. Maintenance Operations
        1. Work Permits and Isolation of Equipment
        2. Tyre Changing and Repair
        3. Workshop Safety
        4. Maintenance Work at Height
      6. Crushing Sizing Screening
        1. Mobile Crushing and Sizing
        2. Conveyor Guarding and stops - pull wires
        3. Clearing Blocked Crushers
        4. Batching Concrete, Block and Asphalt Plants
      7. Events Organisations Publications
        1. Other Quarry Industry Groups
        2. Publications and Videos
        3. Quarry Safety Week
        4. All Island Quarry Safety Conference
      8. Health Surveillance Occupational Disease
        1. Chemical Exposure
        2. Dust Including Silica Dust
        3. Noise
        4. Whole Body Vibration
        5. Muscoskeletal injury
      9. Quarries in Ireland
        1. HSA Quarry Sector Resources
        2. Quarry Accident and Inspection Statistics
        3. What to Expect from an Inspection
        4. Safe Quarry Guidance
        5. Statutory Notifications
        6. Quarries Legislation and Guidance
    14. Retail
    15. Small Business
      1. Taking Care of Business
      2. Benefits
      3. Getting Started
      4. Risk Assessment
      5. Simple Safety
      6. Safety Statement
      7. Legislation
      8. Recommended Publications
      9. Micro Business
    16. Transport
      1. Vehicle Maintenance
      2. Vehicle Incident Trends
      3. Work Related Vehicle Safety
      4. Workplace Transport Safety
      5. Working on or near a road
      6. Driving for work
      7. Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR)
  3. Chemicals
    1. ADR - Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road
    2. Asbestos
    3. Carcinogens
    4. Chemical Agents
    5. Chemical Weapons
    6. Classification and Labelling
    7. COMAH
    8. Detergents
    9. Export / Import
    10. Information and Resources
    11. Nanotechnology
    12. REACH
  4. Education
    1. Healthcare Competition 2014-2015
      1. Previous Healthcare Competitions
        1. Healthcare Competition 2013-2014
        2. Healthcare Competition 2012-2013
    2. Managing Safety and Health in Post-Primary Schools
      1. Guidelines for Post Primary Schools
        1. Art Classroom
        2. Canteen
        3. Cleaning
        4. Computers
        5. General School Risk Assessments
        6. Home Economics Room
        7. Maintenance (caretakers, contractors, etc.)
        8. Pupil Considerations
        9. P.E. and Sports
        10. Science Classrooms
        11. Technology Classrooms
        12. Other Activities
        13. Blank Risk Assessment Templates
        14. Tools
        15. Transition Year
        16. General Teachers Risk Assessments
    3. Teacher Support and Resources
      1. Choose Safety
      2. Transition Unit
      3. Spirit of Enterprise
      4. Online Safety Games
    4. Programmes and Initiatives in Education
      1. Safety in Construction Competition 2014-2015
        1. Previous Safety in Construction Competitions
          1. Safety in Construction Competition 2013-2014
          2. Safety in Construction Competition 2012-2013
          3. Safety in Construction Competition 2011-2012
          4. Safety in Construction Competition 2010-2011
          5. Safety in Construction Competition 2009-2010
      2. Primary
      3. Post Primary
      4. Third Level
      5. Mainstreaming
      6. Health and Safety Training Providers
    5. Health and Safety Awareness Courses
      1. Online Courses
  5. Inspections
    1. Inspections
      1. What to Expect When the Inspector Calls
      2. Actions Which Can Be Taken By Inspectors
      3. HSA Inspections
      4. Recording Inspections
    2. Powers of Inspectors
    3. Appeals
    4. Prosecutions
      1. Prosecutions 2012
      2. Prosecutions 2011
      3. Prosecutions 2010
      4. Prosecutions 2009
      5. Prosecutions 2008
      6. Prosecutions 2007
      7. Prosecutions 2006
        1. Summarily
        2. On Indictment
      8. Prosecutions 2005
        1. Summarily
        2. On Indictment
  6. Legislation
    1. Acts and Regulations
      1. Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (2005)
        1. General Application Regulations 2007
          1. General Application (Amendment) Regulations 2010
          2. General Application (Amendment) Regulations 2007
        2. Exposure to Asbestos - SI 589 - 2010
        3. Construction Regulations 2013
        4. Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) (Amendment) Regulations 2012
        5. Biological Agents Regulations 2013
        6. Repeals - Commencement - SI - 300 - 2007
      2. Chemicals Acts 2008 and 2010 and the Guide
      3. Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road
        1. Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment
      4. Chemical Weapons (1997)
      5. Organisation of Working Time (1997)
      6. Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 1989
      7. Safety Health and Welfare (Offshore Installations)
      8. Safety in Industry (1980)
      9. Dangerous Substances (1979 and 1972)
        1. Retail & Private Petroleum Stores SI 528 2012
        2. Retail & Private Petroleum Stores SI 712 2011
        3. Retail & Private Petroleum Stores SI 628 2010
        4. Retail & Private Petroleum Stores - SI 630 - 2006
      10. European Communities Act 1972
        1. Dangerous Preparations - SI 76 - 2007
        2. Dangerous Substances - SI 25 - 2006
        3. Dangerous Substances - SI 74 - 2006
        4. Dangerous Substances - S.I. 746 of 2007
        5. Dangerous Substances - SI 364 - 2006
        6. Marketing and Use (Revocation) 2010
      11. Factories Act (1955)
      12. Boiler Explosions (1890 and 1882)
      13. Mines and Quarries (1965)
    2. New Legislation
      1. Safety Health and Welfare at Work (Biological Agents) Regulations 2013
    3. List of Legislation
    4. Regulatory Impact Analysis
  7. Publications and Forms
    1. Forms
    2. Publications
      1. Agriculture and Forestry
      2. As Gaeilge
      3. Chemical and Hazardous Substances
      4. Codes of Practice
      5. Construction
      6. Corporate
      7. Education
      8. Fishing
      9. General Application Regulations
      10. Healthcare Sector
      11. Information Sheets
      12. Latest Publications
      13. Machinery and Work Equipment
      14. Manual Handling and Musculoskeletal Disorders
      15. Mines and Quarries
      16. Occupational Health
      17. Physical Agents
      18. Research Publications
      19. Retail
      20. Safe System of Work Plan (SSWP)
      21. Safety and Health Management
      22. Work Related Vehicles
  8. Small Business
    1. Taking Care of Business
      1. Taking Care of Business Events
    2. Benefits
    3. Getting Started
    4. Risk Assessment Made Easy
    5. Safety Statements Made Simple
    6. Next Steps
    7. BeSMART - Risk Assessment & Safety Statement Tool
    8. Related Topics
    9. Recommended Publications
    10. Legislation
  9. Vehicles at Work
    1. Work Related Vehicle Safety
      1. Load [Cargo] Securing
      2. Legal Requirements
      3. Vehicle Related Accident Trends
      4. Vehicle Risks
        1. Vehicle Maintenance
        2. Falls from Vehicles
        3. Vehicle Overturns
      5. Forklift Trucks
      6. How to Manage Work Related Road Risks
    2. Driving for Work
      1. Winter Driving Tips
      2. Drivers
        1. Driver Health
        2. Driver Handbook
      3. Driving for Work Employers Guidelines
        1. Introduction
        2. Definition
        3. Road Safety Law
        4. Managing Your Employees
        5. How to Manage Driving for Work
        6. Risk Assessment
        7. Evaluating Road Safety Risks Movie
        8. Benefits for the Community
      4. Vehicle Safety Pre-checks
      5. Driving For Work Seminar Presentations
        1. 2011
        2. 2012
    3. Workplace Transport Safety
      1. Managing Workplace Transport
      2. Vehicle Safety Pre-Checks
      3. Warehousing Safety
      4. Vehicle Maintenance
      5. Managing Pedestrians at Work
    4. Working On or Near a Road
  10. Workplace Health
    1. Accidents and Behaviour
    2. Bullying at Work
      1. Employer Policy
      2. Are you being Bullied ?
      3. Codes of Practice
      4. Bullying - Employer Perspective
      5. Bullying - Employee Perspective
    3. Display Screen Equipment
    4. HSA Strategy in the Area of Occupational Health
    5. Manual Handling
      1. Manual Handling Guidance Documents
      2. Manual Handling Risk Assessment Videos Series 1
      3. Manual Handling Risk Assessment Videos Series 2
      4. Manual Handling Frequently Asked Questions
      5. Manual Handling Research Reports
      6. The New Manual Handling Training System - FAQ's
    6. Occupational Asthma and Dermatitis
      1. Occupational Dermatitis Frequently Asked Questions
      2. Occupational Asthma Frequently Asked Questions
    7. Sensitive Risk Groups
      1. Pregnant at Work Frequently Asked Questions
    8. Workplace Stress
      1. Overview
      2. Work Positive
        1. Work Positive Project 2005-2007
        2. Work Positive Project 2008-2009
        3. Work Positive On-line Questionnaire
        4. Case Studies
  11. Construction Site Notification
  12. Workplace Contact Unit
    1. About the Workplace Contact Unit
    2. Why Contact the Workplace Contact Unit
    3. Workplace Contact Unit Service Levels
  13. Other languages
    1. Irish
    2. Polish
      1. Simple Safety
    3. Lithuanian
      1. Simple Safety
    4. Chinese
    5. Bengali
    6. Hungarian
    7. Latvian
      1. Simple Safety
    8. Punjabi
    9. Slovak
      1. Simple Safety
    10. Urdu
    11. Portugese
    12. Thai
  14. Public Consultation
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