According to the Health and Safety Authority’s (HSA) latest Annual Review of Workplace Injuries, Illnesses and Fatalities, there was a total of 53 work-related fatalities in 2020. The largest number of fatalities, 23 (43.4%), occurred in agriculture, forestry and fishing, while there were 15 (28.3%) fatalities in construction, the second-highest level of fatalities. Construction fatalities, however, have shown considerable variation in recent years, dropping to five in 2017 and showing increases since then.
Murphy International rapid antigen testing programme addressing risk of coronavirus being brought into workplace
Following the Christmas break, on 04 January, all Murphy International staff and workers returning to sites, depots and offices underwent rapid antigen testing, with a second round of testing completed on the week starting 14 January. This was to ensure that all of its employees are further safeguarded from Covid-19 and were given extra security in their working environments.
Gas Networks Ireland has won the ‘Health and Safety Initiative of the Year’ award for its ‘HazCon’ app at the Networks Awards 2020.
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 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 […]
Construction Workers Health Trust (CWHT) has launched a new CWHT Health Screening initiative to encourage contractors in the industry to register directly with them for the purpose of providing all of their workers with a bi-annual health check in the workplace. Ask any safety officer what they do in relation to health, and you’re immediately […]
Being ‘electricity safe’ is an essential element of any site safety plan. Arthur Byrne, Public Safety Manager for ESB Networks, outlines steps that should be taken to reduce the risks when working around or nearby electricity. Construction sites present many hazards that need to be controlled and managed so that the risk of injury is […]
Hats off to the team at Ayrton Group who have released a catchy musical video to highlight safety risks on construction sites. With a fresh take on an extremely serious subject the Ayrton Group’s video takes a ‘tongue in cheek’ look at safety in the workplace, with construction workers breaking into a dance party/Karaoke session. […]
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; […]