Organisational Structure

The HSA is structured into three Divisions:

  1. Operational Compliance and Prevention
  2. Chemicals and Prevention
  3. Corporate Support, Communications and Education
Brian Higgisson - Assistant Chief Executive ComplianceMartin O'Halloran Chief Executive Officersharon mcguinnessRobert Roe - Assistant Chief Executive Corporate Services

Brian Higgisson

Operational Compliance and Prevention

Martin O' Halloran

Chief Executive Officer

Sharon McGuinness

Chemicals and Prevention

Robert Roe

Corporate Support, Communications and Education

 

Operational Compliance and Prevention

The Operational Compliance and Prevention Division initiates and delivers prevention and compliance based programs with a focus on those sectors and activities where the risks of fatality, injury or ill health are highest and where employer awareness and observed compliance is lowest. This is achieved through the implementation of health and safety initiatives that are based on direct workplace intervention, national campaigns and working partnerships with representative groups. Activities include the development and provision of information, guidance and advice to employers and employees co-ordinated with targeted nationwide inspection programs, enforcement and market surveillance.

Chemicals and Prevention

The Chemicals and Prevention Division leads and delivers on prevention and compliance programmes across a range of sectors and risks. On chemicals, the division provides guidance and advice on the safe and sustainable management of chemicals in the workplace, in the environment and when used by consumers. We also run targeted nationwide inspection programs, enforcement and market surveillance on chemicals. Our prevention programmes seek to motivate the Authority's key target groups of employers, employees and small businesses to prevent accidents and ill health at work. We achieve our prevention programmes through the collection and analysis of data, the development of legislative proposals, the implementation of health and safety initiatives in specific workplaces as well as across sectors and the provision of information and guidance to employers and employees. We have a specific initiative focused on small business under the banner of Tacking Care of Business which includes the BeSMART i.e. tool. We also operate the REACH/CLP Helpdesk for Ireland and as the Competent Authority represent the Authority at various EU, ECHA, OECD and UN committees.

Corporate Support, Communications and Education

The Corporate Support Communication and Education Division(CSCE) fulfils a number of corporate services roles within the Authority and also fulfils key preventive role in the areas of communications and education. CSCE provides corporate services, in the areas of HR, Finance, ICT, Corporate Governance, Freedom of Information and statistics to our staff to help them to do their job better.

CSCE also  provides information and promotes the prevention of injury and ill-health to workers, employers, members of the public and students.