Latest Publications

  • 2016

    Annual Report 2015

    The Authority achieved a challenging and broad programme of work in 2015. Across the areas of workplace health and safety regulation, chemicals regulation, and national accreditation, we continued our approach of supporting Irish enterprise, primarily through the provision of information and advice, and through enforcement where necessary.

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  • 2016

    Statistics Report 2015

    The tables and graphs contained in this publication outline the most recently available statistics on occupational injury, illness and workplace fatalities in Ireland.

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  • 2016

    Inspection Process Survey - Research Report

    This is an independent report of HSA inspections.

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  • 2016

    Code of Practice for Avoiding Danger from Underground Services

    This Code of Practice is a result of a joint initiative between the Health and Safety Authority, Construction Industry Federation, Irish Congress of Trade Unions, key utility companies/service providers and local authorities that are involved in the provision and maintenance of vital underground services. It provides practical guidance to assist in complying with safety, health and welfare legislation requiring that adequate precautions are taken in any excavation, shaft, earthwork, underground works or tunnel to avoid risk to persons at work arising from possible underground dangers. It replaces the Code of Practice for Avoiding Danger from Underground Services issued by the Authority in 2005.

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  • 2016

    Watch Your Step - Preventing Vehicle Related Slips, Trips and Falls Information Sheet

    This information sheet will help you understand the causes of vehicle STFs and what you can do to prevent them.

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  • 2016

    Manual Handling Risk Reduction for the Transport and Logistics Sector

    This information sheet highlights the physical risks associated with manual handling in the transport and logistics sector. Examples of risk reduction measures that could be considered appropriate in different workplace settings are illustrated, but is by no means an exhaustive list of possible solutions.

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  • 2016

    Code Of Practice for Safety In Roofwork

    This code of practice gives practical guidance to roofing companies, clients, designers, project supervisors (design and construction stages), safety representatives, safety consultants, advisors and anyone carrying out roofwork.

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  • 2016

    Safe Working with Diesel Engine Exhaust Information Sheet

    Diesel engines power many machines and vehicles including trucks, buses, private vehicles, farm machinery and construction equipment. Such vehicles and equipment are also potential sources of exposure to diesel exhaust fumes in the workplace. This information sheet will help you understand the composition of the exhaust, its health effects, and ways to assess and prevent exposure.

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  • 2016

    Safe Load Securing of Precast Concrete Loads

    The Health & Safety Authority working in partnership with An Garda Siochana and the Road Safety Authority has developed this series of Load Safety information sheets, dealing with high-risk loads. Precast Concrete products are high-risk loads and the consequences of load shift can be extremely serious. Loads that are not firmly anchored to the load bed may shift during transport. This can make them unsafe.

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  • 2016

    Safe Load Securing of Structural Steel Loads

    The Health & Safety Authority working in partnership with An Garda Siochana and the Road Safety Authority has developed this series of Load Safety information sheets, dealing with high-risk loads. Steel is a high-density; high-risk load and the consequences of load shift can be extremely serious. Loads that are not firmly anchored to the load bed can shift during transport. This can make them unsafe.

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