Category: Occupational Health & Safety

Keeping up to date with the Employment Legislation

Corporate Social Responsibility

As the new year begins, let’s have a look at some of the updates that have been made within the employment legislation in Ireland. Substantial changes have been made in the field of employment protection between 1993 and 2017. It is vital to be aware of the changes in legislation…

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Wishing you a Safe & Healthy Christmas!

Occupational Health & Safety

Christmas brings a sense of festivity and leisure. The holiday season offers a wonderful opportunity to enjoy quality time with family and friends, celebrate life, give gratitude and reflect upon the important things in life. It is also a time, however, that requires some assessment of the safety measures around…

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Overview of FDIS ISO 45001 – December 2017

ISO Standards

The Final Draft International Standard (FDIS) of ISO 45001, the Occupational Health and Safety Management System standard was published in late November with the final version to be published in February/March 2018. The final standard will be published with only very minor changes to the FDIS version. The structure of…

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REACH at a Glance & the 2018 Deadline

Compliance Management

What is REACH REACH is the European Regulation on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals. It entered into force in 2007, replacing the former legislative framework for chemicals in the EU. The main objective of REACH regulation is to provide a high level of protection to human health…

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Overview of FDIS ISO 45001

ISO Standards

The Final Draft International Standard (FDIS) of ISO 45001, the Occupational Health and Safety Management System standard was published today. Publication of the final standard is likely to be at the end of February/beginning of March 2018. ISO 45001 will replace OHSAS 18001 and organizations currently certified to OHSAS 18001…

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Carcinogenic Radon at Home and at Work

Environment

Naturally emitted form rocks, Radon is an odourless and colourless radioactive gas that results from the decay of Uranium in rocks and soil. It is the densest noble gas known and can easily seep into buildings from the ground. Radon has the ability to build up to really high concentrations…

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European Union’s Regulations and Requirements Regarding Health & Safety in the Offshore Industry

Compliance Management

The geological and geographic conditions for offshore activities, naturally increase the risk factor when it comes to safety and health of the employees working on offshore workplaces such as oil rigs. However, reports on offshore disasters in the recent years have shown that most of the times; accidents occur due…

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Update on ISO 45001 – October 2017

ISO Standards

The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has confirmed that ISO 45001, the Occupational Health and Safety Management System standard will be published at the end of March 2018. The Second Draft (DIS2) The second draft standard (DIS2) was published in May 2017 and received 88% approval rating from the various…

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The Impact and Control of Noise Hazards at Work

Occupational Health & Safety

20,000 people working in the UK in the last year have suffered from Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL), caused or made worse by work; according to an estimate from a recent Labour Force Survey. This equates to a rate of 62 cases per 100,000 workers. In 2014, according to the HSA,…

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Importance of Safety on Farms & the Next Farm Safety Action Plan

Environment

In the last decade alone, there have been almost 200 deaths on Irish farms. Today, farm safety is one of the most prominent issues in the agricultural and farming sector. More than 1000 injuries occur on farms annually. Even though a very small proportion of the total workforce in Ireland…

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