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    Find out about the new campaign and get tips on how to manage stress and psychosocial risks in your workplace.

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Don't Risk It - Stop and Think Asbestos!

Slurry Safety DVD Launched

Asbestos LogoThe HSA has published comprehensive guidance for employers on management of asbestos containing materials in workplaces. Download a copy hereslurry tileSlurry gas is lethal - Just one breath can kill! Watch these new videos over at our YouTube channel


New Resource for Bereaved Workers

tcb_logoRegister for our free online tool and join the thousands of small business managers who are making their workplaces saferbereavement publication coverThe Irish Hospice Foundation has launched a new resource pack aimed at helping employers and employees support colleagues affected by bereavement

EU Weekly RAPEX Alerts

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RAPEX is an EU-wide rapid information exchange system for products found to pose a serious health and/or  safety risk, the list of products is updated weekly by the EU.

Safety Alert Regarding Nail Penetration and Safety Shoes

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The Health and Safety Authority has been made aware of research that shows that certain designs of safety shoes may not provide adequate protection where there is a risk of penetration from construction nails.

Passenger Lift Safety Alert

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As a result of a recent fatal accident involving a passenger lift, the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has issued a safety alert for the attention of those persons who are in control of and also those who maintain passenger lifts.

Safety Alert regarding Genie Z135/70 (MEWP)

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The Health and Safety Authority has been made aware of a possible stability issue with the Genie Z135/70 Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP).

Safety Alert regarding Petzl "ZIGZAG" Recall

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The Health and Safety Authority has been made aware of the recall of the original "ZIGZAG" mechanical Prusik serial number 13108****** for tree cultivation specialists (Arborists).

Use of Generators During Power Outages


Arising out of the recent storms and subsequent damage to the ESB network, the Health & Safety Authority (HSA) understands that electrical generators are being used to provide temporary replacement power.

Are the scaffold boards you're using in a safe condition?

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The Health and Safety Authority is concerned with an increased detection rate of sub-standard scaffold boards in use on construction sites and in an increase in the number of accidents involving sub-standard boards.

Farm Safety During Calving

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Don't let what should be a happy event for both farmer and the cow turn into a tragic accident.

Are you Competent to Operate a Chainsaw Safely?

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The Health and Safety Authority is concerned with the increased number of fatalities involving chainsaws at work.

Potentially Dangerous Mobile Sandblasters


The Health and Safety Authority has been made aware of mobile sandblasters entering the EU that are potentially dangerous and do not conform to the relevant European safety directive (97/23/EC).

Chemical Safety Alert for Laundry Products

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Keep locked up and out of the reach of children - Do NOT let children handle!


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