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 […]
A European Union ‘Safety Alert’ has been issued for the Power Craft Combined Mitre and Bench Saw (Model no 48455/Batch number/Barcode: 5 709386 484552).
The Construction Workers Health Trust, (CWHT) continues to deliver on-site health screening to building workers on sites up and down the country. This year so far, almost 4,000 workers have received an on-site medical, and once again the Trust is on course to deliver 5000 screenings for the year in total.
This summer, the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has once again teamed up with the ICS to bring the SunSmart message to all workers and reduce their risk of skin cancer.
he Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has launched a free short online course, ‘Asbestos Safety for Tradespeople’, aimed at assisting tradespeople who may encounter asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) in the course of their work.
The inaugural CIF Health & Safety Summit was held in Croke Park on Wednesday 28th November 2018 against the backdrop of expansion in construction activity, The Health and Safety Summit looked ahead to 2019 and beyond and featured speakers from multiple sectors discussing how the industry can manage challenges to create a healthier and safer workplace […]
Dr Sharon McGuinness, CEO, Health & Safety Authority. The Board of the Health and Safety Authority has appointed Dr Sharon McGuinness as its new Chief Executive Officer. Dr McGuinness took over the role on 01 July last, following the retirement of Martin O’Halloran. Prior to joining the HSA, Dr McGuinness worked in government affairs and […]
The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has launched a short, interactive online course titled ‘An Introduction to Construction Safety for Small Contractors and the Self-Employed’. The course has been developed by the HSA with the support of the CIF, in order to provide relevant health and safety information to small construction contractors and to raise […]
CIF joins forces with Irish Cancer Society to spread he SunSmart message this summer Skin cancer is the most common cancer in Ireland. Most cases are caused by UV rays from the sun. UV rays also cause skin ageing, sunspots and eye damage. 1 in 4 skin cancer deaths in Ireland in Construction, Outdoor and […]
International Workers’ Memorial Day 2018 falls on Saturday, 28 April. The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) in conjunction with Congress, IBEC and the Health & Safety Authority (HSA) seeks to commemorate those who have been killed or injured in work-related accidents. In the past 10-years (from 2008 to end 2017), 501 persons were killed in work-related […]