Category: Occupational Health & Safety

H&S Risks & Measures for Licensed Premises in Ireland

Health & Safety

In Ireland, licensing laws involve different Acts & Statutes developed over the years such as the Licensing Act 1872, the Criminal Justice (Public Order) Act 1994, Intoxicating Liquor Act 2000, Intoxicating Liquor Act 2003 and the Intoxicating Liquor Act 2008. The Intoxicating Liquor Act 2008 amends and extends the Licensing…

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Ergonomics – Importance in the Workplace and Employer’s Responsibilities

Occupational Health & Safety

Implementing Ergonomics in the workplace leads to maximum productivity while saving physiological and health-related costs to the organisation and the worker by reducing the risk of occupational injury or illness. Ergonomics Explained McCormick and Saunders (1993) explained ergonomics as the application of information about human behaviour, limitations and abilities to…

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Revised Code of Practice for Access and Working Scaffolds

Occupational Health & Safety

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) issued a revised Code of Practice for Access and Working Scaffolds. The Code of Practice came into effect on January 1st, 2019 and replaces the Code of Practice for Access and Working Scaffolds issued by the HSA in 2009 in accordance with the Safety,…

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Sources of Environment, Health and Safety Legislation in Ireland: Back to Basics

Environment

Introduction Irish law comes from a number of sources, including the Oireachtas, (the Dail, Seanad and the office of the President), European Regulations and Directives, and the Common Law (based on precedents set in Court cases). The Constitution of the Irish Republic, Bunreacht na HEireann, was published in 1937. It…

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Work Related Stress in Ireland – Facts and Figures

Occupational Health & Safety

Stress in the workplace is an issue of growing concern. There is an increasing recognition that job stress has significant implications for the physical and mental well being of workers and costs for employers and the economy. The British Health and Safety Executive estimates the cost of work related stress,…

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Improving Worker Consultation & Participation – ISO 45001:2018

ISO Standards

Importance of Worker Consultation & Participation in Development of OH&S Management System or H&S Policies The effectiveness of the OH&S management system can only be enhanced by developing a culture of worker consultation & participation within the organisation. Generally, people will cooperate and engage more willingly with an OH&S management…

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How Will UK Regulate Hazardous Substances in the Case of a No-Deal Brexit?

Brexit

As the date set for the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union fast approaches, with just over four months to go, preparations for a scenario in which there will be no trade deal struck between the EU and the UK before that time are being expedited. Although the UK…

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The Safety, Health & Welfare at Work (Chemical Agents) Regulations 2001: Changes & Impacts

Occupational Health & Safety

The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Chemical Agents) Regulations 2001 adopt, as Irish national law, Council Directive 98/24/EC on protecting workers from exposure to chemical agents at work. These regulations apply in the following cases: In situations where hazardous chemicals agents (including lead) and carcinogens are present or likely to be…

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Practical Ways of Demonstrating Top Management Involvement in ISO 45001 for OH&S Management System

ISO Standards

Importance of Top Management Leadership and Commitment toward OH&S Management System Leadership, commitment and active support from top management are critical for the success of the OH&S management system and for the achievement of its intended outcomes. A culture that supports an organisation’s OH&S management system is largely determined by…

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ISO Ireland Exhibition

Compliance Management

Antaris recently participated in the ISO Ireland Exhibition that took place place on the 18th of September at Croke Park in Dublin. The agenda included the discussion of four ISO standards: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 & ISO 50001.  The main goal of the event was to bring together…

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