• Annual Reports

    The HSA has launched it's Annual and Statistical reports for 2013

    Both are available in the Corporate Publications section of the website

  • European Stress Campaign

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

  • Important ECHA Notification

    For exporters of chemicals covered by the Rotterdam Export and Import of Dangerous Chemicals Regulation (PIC)

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Farm Safety at Harvest Time

European Good Practice Awards

Combine HarvesterWe've compiled a safety notice outlining the key areas that require extra attention during harvest timehealthy workplaces iconThe theme for this year's awards is "Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress". Have you implemented an innovative stress management programme?  Enter now

Workplace Bullying Seminar

2 Day REACH Seminar for SMEs

ABC logoTaking place this October in conjunction with the Anti-Bullying Research & Resource Centre at Dublin City University European Chemicals Agency logoThe HSA and ECHA will host a 2 day workshop for Irish SMEs as part of ECHA's 2018 Roadmap activities

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.

GME-Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB)

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The Health & Safety Authority (HSA) has been made aware by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport of a product recall involving GME EPIRBs.

Lorry Mounted Cranes

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Safety alert from the Health & Safety Authority for the attention of all those persons who are involved in the use of lorry mounted cranes following a recent fatal accident.

Electric Cable Reel Alert

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Following a number of recent incidents, including electrocutions, where electric cable reels were involved, the HSA wishes to warn people of the dangers that could arise from the misuse or abuse of electric cable reels.

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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