Archive for January, 2012

Manual handling one of the biggest causes of injury in the workplace

January 27th, 2012

According to the Health and Safety Authority’s (HSA) Statistics Summary for 2009 – 2010, manual handling injuries accounted for one third of all reported injuries in 2010. In order to raise awareness of this issue and assist employers the HSA has published a wide range of manual handling guidance and produced on-line video case studies. […]

HSA Site Inspection plans for 2012

January 18th, 2012

  HSA inspections this year will focus on the practical implementation of safety management systems, on compliance with legislation and key topics such as work at height, workplace transport safety, slips, trips and falls and chemical safety. That is the message coming from the Authority’s chief executive, Martin O’Halloran. Giving an indication of what the […]

Construction Firm fined €40,000 for unsafe scaffolding

January 13th, 2012

Fines of €40,000 and €500 were handed down on Monday 7th October by Judge Patrick Moran in the Cork Circuit Criminal Court to KSD Construction Services Ltd and Daniel Kelleher a Director of KSD Construction Services Ltd respectively, for breaches to the 2005 Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act. The court heard that on […]

Engineers Week 2012 is landing in Ireland on 27th February

January 4th, 2012

  Engineers Week 2012, this year themed ‘Connecting our lives’, is landing in Ireland on Monday, February 27 and will run until Sunday, March 4. The week-long series of activities across the country is run by Engineers Ireland and is a campaign held annually to promote engineering as a career and the importance of the […]

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