The Authority was established under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 1989, which has since been replaced by the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005.
Additional functions have been conferred on the Authority since then under the Chemicals Act 2008 and 2010, and other legislation. In 2014, the Irish National Accreditation Board (INAB) was included under the Authority’s functions.
The Authority reports to the Minister of State for Business, Employment and Retail under delegated authority from the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment.
The Authority’s main legislative role is outlined in the table below.
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