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Tag: Construction Safety Week 2019

Construction Safety Week 2019 – Day 2: Working Safely with Electricity

According to the HSA’s ‘Code of Practice for Avoiding Danger from Underground Services’, injuries that result from damage to live electricity cables are usually caused by the explosive effects of arcing current and by any associated fire or flames that may follow when the sheath of a cable and the conductor insulation are penetrated by a sharp object such as the point of a tool, or when a cable is crushed severely enough to cause internal contact between the sheathing and one or more of the conductors.

Construction Safety Week 2019 – Day 3: Working Safely at Heights

Working at height is one of the recurring cause of fatalities and serious injury in Ireland. A review of construction-related fatal accidents, as undertaken by the HSA for the years 1989 to 2016, identified falling from height as the single most common cause of fatal accidents.

Construction Industry on Track to Have the Lowest Recorded Workplace Fatalities This Year

Construction Safety Week 2019

The construction industry is on track to have the lowest recorded workplace fatalities this year, with two recorded deaths in 2019. The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) reports 164 non-fatal workplace incidents in construction from January to June 2019.
The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has officially launched Construction Safety Week 2019, which will run from 21st to 25th October.