Tag: Health & Safety Authority

Construction industry continued to reduce fatalities in 2017

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Dermot Carey, CIF Director, Safety & Training Construction fatalities dropped from 9 to 6 in 2017 Systematic behaviour change reducing fatalities Ongoing systematic behaviour change in the construction industry has seen construction industry fatalities in 2017 drop by 33% from nine to six. Health & Safety Authority (HSA) fatality figures for 2017 show an ongoing […]


Shoes for Crews issue voluntary product recall

Shoes for Crews

How to return affected Shoes for Crews products The Health and Safety Authority advises that a voluntary product recall of the following safety footwear under the brand Shoes for Crews. Products: Alaskan II/Alaskan 2; Aramis (black and white); Colt Light/Lite, Defense; Guard; Luigi Light/Lite (black and white); Mario Light/Lite (black and white); Portos (black and […]


HSA targets 4,000 construction site investigations in 2017

construction site investigations

Minister for Employment and Small Business, Pat Breen TD and HSA CEO Martin O’Halloran Health and Safety Authority “Programme of Work for 2017” launched The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has published its ‘Programme of Work for 2017’ providing details of planned actions, priorities and inspection targets for the year. These include 4,000 Irish construction […]


Construction workplace fatalities down in 2016

Construction workplace fatalities

Lowest number of workplace fatalities in all industries since 2009 The Health & Safety Authority (HSA) figures reveal there were nine fatalities in construction workplace accidents in 2016, compared to 11 in 2015.   Forty-four fatalities in all industries in 2016 Overall there were 44 people killed in workplaces in 2016, representing a 21% reduction […]