Tag: Health & Safety Authority

Dr Sharon McGuinness Appointed New CEO of HSA

Sharon McGuinness

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 […]

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HSA Launches Online Safety Course for Small Contractors and Self-Employed

Introduction to Construction Safety for Small Contractors

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 […]

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Construction industry continued to reduce fatalities in 2017

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Dermot Carey, CIF Director, Safety & Training 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 reduction in fatalities on site. All direct construction employee […]

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Shoes for Crews issue voluntary product recall

Shoes for Crews

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 white); Triston (black and white); Velocity II/Velocity 2; […]

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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 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 site investigations. Reduction of workplace fatalities a priority The reduction […]

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Construction workplace fatalities down in 2016

Construction workplace fatalities

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 of the 56 reported in 2015.. The number of deaths […]

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