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Farm Safety at Harvest Time

Driving for Work Summer Safety Tips

Combine HarvesterWe've compiled a safety notice outlining the key areas that require extra attention during harvet timeSummer MotorwayThe HSA reminds employers and employees of key seasonal tips for safer work related journeys over the coming months
    

New Detergents Information Sheet

2 Day REACH Seminar for SMEs

detergents info sheet cover thumbnailThis information sheet was produced in conjunction with the Department of Agriculture, Food & the MarineEuropean 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)

GME Poster

23/07/2014

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

Truck Safety

26/05/2014

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

cable reel pic1 Apr2014

09/04/2014

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

nail through shoe

21/03/2014

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

people entering a lift

21/03/2014
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)


Genie MEWP Pic Feb 2014

19/02/2014
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

zig zag

19/02/2014
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

generator

19/02/2014
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?

scaffold tile

19/02/2014
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

Cow and Calf Tile

17/2/2014
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?

small chainsaw

9/12/2013
The Health and Safety Authority is concerned with the increased number of fatalities involving chainsaws at work.


Potentially Dangerous Mobile Sandblasters


boiler

21/11/2013
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

detergent capsule tile
28/08/2013

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

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