Organisational Structure

The HSA is structured into three Divisions:

  1. Operational Compliance and Prevention
  2. Chemicals and Prevention
  3. Corporate Support, Communications and Education
Dr. Sharon McGuinnessMark CullenYvonne MulloolyKevin De Barra

Dr. Sharon McGuinness

Chief Executive Officer

Mark Cullen

Assistant Chief Executive Officer

Operational Compliance and Prevention

Yvonne Mullooly

Assistant Chief Executive Officer

Chemicals and Prevention

Kevin De Barra

Assistant Chief Executive Officer

Corporate Services

 

Operational Compliance and Prevention

The Operational Compliance and Prevention Division initiates and delivers prevention and compliance based programs with a focus on those sectors and activities where the risks of fatality, injury or ill health are highest and where employer awareness and observed compliance is lowest. This is achieved through the implementation of health and safety initiatives that are based on direct workplace intervention, national campaigns and working partnerships with representative groups. Activities include the development and provision of information, guidance and advice to employers and employees co-ordinated with targeted nationwide inspection programs, enforcement and market surveillance.

Chemicals and Prevention

The Chemicals and Prevention Division leads and delivers on prevention and compliance programmes across a range of sectors and risks. On chemicals, the division provides guidance and advice on the safe and sustainable management of chemicals in the workplace, in the environment and when used by consumers. We also run targeted nationwide inspection programs, enforcement and market surveillance on chemicals. Our prevention programmes seek to motivate the Authority's key target groups of employers, employees and small businesses to prevent accidents and ill health at work. We achieve our prevention programmes through the collection and analysis of data, the development of legislative proposals, the implementation of health and safety initiatives in specific workplaces as well as across sectors and the provision of information and guidance to employers and employees. We have a specific initiative focused on small business under the banner of Taking Care of Business which includes the BeSMART i.e. tool. We also operate the REACH/CLP Helpdesk for Ireland and as the Competent Authority represent the Authority at various EU, ECHA, OECD and UN committees.

Corporate Services

The Corporate Services Division (CS) contributes to the Authority’s overall objectives through the implementation of robust governance systems to support the Authority’s operations while effectively managing risk. Alongside human resources and organisational development, the CS functions include finance, ICT, facilities, press office and communications, corporate governance, procurement, strategic management including risk management, Freedom of Information, data protection, research and statistics, quality assurance, and internal audit. In addition, the CS division is responsible for the provision of the National Accreditation Service and also promotes the prevention of injury and ill-health to workers, employers and members of the public through telephone helpline and web-based services.