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Category: Health & Safety

Men’s Health Week: Men’s Health and Covid-19

Men's Health and Covid

A webinar shining a light on the effect of Covid-19 on men was hosted by Noel Richardson, Director, National Centre of Men’s Health in Ireland. In the webinar, he interviews Dr Alan White, Emeritus Professor of Men’s Health at Leeds Beckett University.

Coronavirus Construction Update 24 March 2020

Coronavirus

– CIF & ICTU Call on construction companies and workers to comply with HSE Measures

– EU Called on to declare Covid-19 pandemic a Force Majeure event

– Additional HSE Coronavirus Resources

European Construction Industry Federation (FIEC) Statement urging EU Covid-19 Measures

Immediate action by the EU Commission is needed to ensure that Covid-19 is considered a force majeure, to eliminate penalties for companies that have to suspend work; and to increase European funds to cover the increased costs of the work.

CIF Statement on COVID-19 and the Construction Industry 20th March 2020

Construction Industry Federation

The Construction Industry Federation is constantly advising its members in relation to all HSE Guidelines and Chief Medical Officer recommendations pertaining to Covid-19.

CIF – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Management Information

Coronavirus

The management of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is an emerging situation. The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) recommends that members monitor the websites outlined below for the latest and most accurate information.

CIF Statement on Covid-19  Measures

Covid-19

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) is collaborating with Government in leading the national response to Covid-19. The initial phase is containment with the objective being to minimise the spread of Covid-19. This is the critical stage for employers and employees. Decisive, proactive containment measures taken now can reduce negative impacts in the future.

“Safety Must Remain Priority for Construction Companies as Activity Increases” – CIF

Construction worker deaths 2019

Construction workplace deaths have more than doubled in 2019 from five to 12, with falls from heights are the leading cause of construction worker deaths. The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) is also reporting that fatalities are more common in smaller construction companies with fewer than 10 employees. Agriculture remains the most dangerous sector in […]