Non NISO Events

NISO may advertise or promote events relating to occupational health and safety from our partners and other organisations.
If you’d like your event to be considered for addition to the listing, please info@niso.ie with the information.
The events below are not organised by NISO. For more details, please contact the organiser directly.


11-12 April: The Safe System Approach: Managing for Better Road Safety Results

Organiser: Loughborough University Design School in conjunction with Jeanne Breen Consulting

Event: New short course presenting an introduction to Safe System principles and practice

Date/Time: 11-12 April 2017

Venue: Loughborough Design School, Loughborough University, LE11 3TU, UK

Who should attend?: Those working in public and private sectors in transport, planning, highway, vehicle, health, employment, insurance, enforcement, education and research fields.

About: The course  includes results management, multi-sectoral intervention and institutional delivery featuring Safe System implementation to date,  a Safe System Toolkit and a range of practical advice for Getting Started. The lecturing team comprises international and national experts from government,  public policy, insurance, research and teaching backgrounds and include leaders in the field of Safe System implementation from Sweden and Australia.

Safe System addresses the safety of all road users, builds on existing practice in road safety management, and involves a wider shared responsibility for preventing avoidable death and serious injury in road crashes in many sectors across government, business and civil society.

Bookings: email safesytem@lboro.ac.uk

Further Information: Click here to view the event flyer for further details.

8/9 March 2017: OHSI 26th Annual Conference - Made to Measure

Organiser: Occupational Hygiene Society of Ireland

Event: 26th Annual Conference – Made to Measure

Date/Time: 
8 March 2017; 13:00hrs. to 17:00hrs. Workshop – Measurement Methods
8 March 2017; 20:00hrs. Dinner
9 March 2017; 08.30hrs. to 16.10hrs. Conference – Made to Measure

Venue: Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

Who should attend?: This conference is particularly relevant to occupational hygienists, occupational physicians, scientists, and occupational health and safety practitioners.

Admission: €150 (OHSI members), €200 (non members), €50 (full time students), Dinner €35.

Bookings: OHSI c/o Ms Teresa Byrne, 12 Dublin Road,Tullow, Co Carlow. Phone 086 892 9613; email: ohsi@ohireland.org

Further Information: Click here to view the event flyer for further details.

20 November 2016: World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

About: 

The Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, first held in 1993 in the United Kingdom and organised since then by non-governmental organisations in a number of countries, was created as a means to give recognition to victims of road traffic crashes and the plight of their loved ones who must cope with the emotional and practical consequences of these events.

On 26 October 2005, the United Nations adopted a resolution which calls for governments to mark the third Sunday in November each year as World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. Observation of this day provides an opportunity to draw the public’s attention to road traffic crashes, their consequences and costs, and the measures which can be taken to prevent them. The day also provides an opportunity to remind governments and society of their responsibility to make roads safer.

While road traffic deaths are counted in the year they occur, a family remains bereaved forever. The bereaved are not counted or included in road traffic injury data. Many others remain deeply affected by the loss of a friend, colleague, neighbour or member of the community. The effect on the emergency services, whose work involves facing the consequences of crashes on a daily basis, is also profound. Road traffic injuries leave behind shattered families and communities.

This year the RSA will be joining forces with members of An Garda Síochána, Local County Councils, Emergency Services and victim support groups to mark the day and remember those who have died on our roads at services which will be held across the country.

The RSA have a wall of remembrance on their Facebook page where loved ones who died or who were injured on our roads can be remembered. Please see here.

Please let the RSA know what is happening in your area to mark World Remembrance Day for Road Traffic Victims in the feedback section of their webpage and they will add all the details to this page. Please see this year’s poster here.

Activities taking place in Ireland to mark World Remembrance Day for Road Traffic Victims include remembrance services and ceremonies:

Further Information: Click here to visit the RSA’s dedicated for further information and for details of the events taking place across Ireland on World Remembrance Day, 20 November 2016.

19 -27 November 2016: The European Week for Waste Reduction

Organiser: The European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR)

The European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) is an initiative aiming to promote the implementation of awareness-raising actions about sustainable resource and waste management during a single week.

It encourages a wide range of audiences (public authorities, private companies, civil society as well as citizens themselves) to get involved.

The 2015 edition of the event was held under the patronage of the European Parliament. Get a glimpse about what happened here!

The 2016 edition of the EWWR will take place between the 19th and the 27th of November 2016.

Find out what actions are taking place in your area so you too can participate!

Further Information: Click here to visit the EWWR website

24 November 2016: Construction Industry Safety Forum

Organiser: Construction Industry Safety Partnership Advisory Committee

Event: Safety and Health in a Recovering Construction Industry – Where to Now?

Date/Time: 24 November 2016; 08.00hrs to 12.00hrs

Venue: Construction Industry Federation, Construction House, Canal Road, Dublin 6

Aim of the Event: “Safety and Health in a Recovering Construction Industry – Where to Now?” is the theme of a forum organised by the Construction Industry Safety Partnership Advisory Committee, hosted by the Construction Industry Federation.

3 November 2016: National Conference on Farm Safety and Health
Organiser: Farm Safety Partnership, FBD, Health and Safety Authority, Teagasc

Event: National Conference on Farm Safety and Health

Date/Time: 3 November 2016; 09.30hrs to 13.00hrs

Venue: Mullingar Park Hotel, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath

Aim of the Conference Farm: workplace deaths have ‘spiked’ since 2010 while farm accidents have also increased by a third. Farm accidents cause tragedy, pain and suffering and business loss for the farm families involved. Accordingly, health and safety management in agriculture needs to be urgently addressed to minimise loss. At this National Conference new approaches based on research and knowledge exchange will be outlined aimed at reducing the level of farm accidents and ill health.

Who should attend?: This conference is particularly relevant to farmers, agricultural contractors, trainers and advisers and anyone with an interest in health and safety in agriculture.

Admission: Admission is free but a booking should be made to Teagasc Tullamore, 057 -9321405 or John.G.McNamara@teagasc.ie.

Further Information: Click here to view the event flyer for further details.

21-22 October 2016: National Slow Down Day
Organiser: An Garda Siochana and the Road Safety Authority

National Irish Safety Organisations supports National Slow Down Day

The objective of operation “Slow Down” is to reduce the number of speed related collisions, save lives and reduce injuries on our roads. 

Excessive and inappropriate speed is a major contributory factor in road traffic collisions, further confirmed by the recent RSA report on fatal collisions between 2008 and 2012 which found that excessive speed was a contributory factor in one third of all fatal collisions during that time. 

The objective of operation “Slow Down” is to reduce the number of speed related collisions, save lives and reduce injuries on our roads.  The aim is to remind drivers of the dangers of speeding, increase compliance with speed limits and act as a deterrent to driving at excessive and inappropriate speed. This initiative is supported by the Road Safety Authority and other partner stakeholders.

Public and private sector fleet operators are also being asked to participate in the initiative by circulating employees with the key message to “Slow Down” and, whether driving for business or private purposes, to always drive within the speed limit and at a speed appropriate to the prevailing conditions.

In addition to enforcement, the Garda website and in particular social media sites will be actively used to promote this initiative. The public will be invited to show support via the Garda Facebook page.

24-28 October 2016: European Safety Week
Organiser: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work

National Irish Safety Organisations supports European Safety Week

The theme for 2016-7 is “Healthy Workplaces for all Ages”.

Held each year in October (calendar week 43), the European Week for Safety and Health at Work is a key focus of every Healthy Workplaces Campaign. With hundreds of awareness-raising events taking place across Europe and beyond, it is the ideal time to get involved in the campaign. For example, you can take part in conferences, exhibitions, competitions, training sessions and activities.

If you have an awareness-raising activity in mind, then the European Week could be the perfect time to hold it.

Workplace health and safety is good for business, for workers and for society as a whole. Every year more than 5,000 people lose their lives in the EU as a result of accidents in the workplace according to Eurostat. A great many of these lives could be saved and many thousands of other injuries prevented if risks were anticipated and sensible safety measures implemented.

Further information:

Click here to visit the EU-OSHA website

Click here to visit the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) Website.

The HSA is the national focal point for European Safety Week.

26 June 2016: Annual National Embrace Farm Accident Ecumenical Remembrance Service
26 June 2016: Annual National Embrace Farm Accident Ecumenical Remembrance Service

Organiser: Embrace FARM

Venue: Church of the Most Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix, Co Laois

Time and Date: 14:00hrs, 26 June 2016

National Irish Safety Organisations supports the Annual Remembrance Service organised by Embrance FARM.

About Embrace FARM
Supports families after the loss of a loved one from a farming accident.

Further Information:

Click here to visit the website of Embrace FARM

RSVP to Brian and Norma Rohan of Embrace FARM
Tel: 085 7709966 Email: embrace.farm@gmail.com  Address:Annegrove, Mountrath, Co Laois

16 June 2016: “Irish Ergonomics Society Annual Conference”
16 June 2016: Irish Ergonomics Society Annual Conference “Ergonomics and Innovation in a Growing Economy”

Organiser: Irish Ergonomics Society

Venue: The Pavilion Sports Bar and Conference Suite, University of Limerick.

Fee:
IES members: €40
Non IES members: €80
Students/retired/unwaged: €25

National Irish Safety Organisations supports the IES Annual Conference

Event Programme:

8:30 Registration (tea & coffee)

Session 1: Practitioner aspects of ergonomics
9:00 Legal trends in defending RSI legal cases: Mr Robert Laffan, Partner Harrison O’Dowd Solicitors Limerick
9:25 Engineering and ergonomics considerations in RSI legal cases: Ms Ita Ledyen, Ledyen Consulting Engineers.
9:50 The practical application of ergonomics in a workplace setting: Abbott Vascular Clonmel: Ms Eilis Ryan, EHS Lead
10:15 Managing Safety, Health and Ergonomics at Analog Devices: Ms Tara Murphy Carr, EHS manager.
10:40‐11:00 Morning coffee

Session 2: Musculoskeletal disorders and occupational ergonomics
11:00 Invited keynote lecture: The role of sitting posture in chronic musculoskeletal disorders, Dr Kieran O’Sullivan, Department of Clinical Therapies, University of Limerick.
11:30 The role of Ergonomics in the development of innovative solutions to address risks to musculoskeletal health: Mr Frank Power, Health and Safety Authority
11:55 Relationship between social support and upper limb pain in employed and self‐employed chartered physiotherapists, physical therapists and athletic therapists in Ireland: Ms Dervla Hogan, and Dr Birgit Greiner, Dept. Epidemiology and Public Health, University College Cork and Dr Leonard O’Sullivan, University of Limerick.
12:20 Addressing human performance on production line in the automotive industry: an action based research approach to identify performance shaping factors and preconditions of human errors and unsafe acts: Dr. Maria Chiara Leva DIT, Costanza Ciarapica Alunni, Dr Micaela Demichela Politecnico di Torino Italy and Dr Gianluca Alemanni IVECO Italy.
12:40‐13:40 Lunch

Session 3: User Centered Design
13:40 The human digital model “Jack” ‐ a powerful tool to support designers and engineers in applying a user centred or universal design process: Dr Sonja Hermann, Dept. Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin.
14:00 Human Body Size ‐ Worldwide and regional design ranges for use in product standards: Mr James Hubbard, Centre for Excellence in Universal Design, National Disability Authority.
14:20 User centerd design of an innovative ostomy care device to prevent skin complications: Ms Rhona Hunt, Dr Kevin Kelleher and Dr Leonard O’Sullivan, Design Factors Research Group, University of Limerick
14:40 Applying the concept of comfort and discomfort measurement to dentistry: Wear comfort of a splint for Bruxism, Dr Sonja Hermann, Dept. Electrical and Electronic Engineering & Dr. Padraig McAuliffe, Mr Rory Boyd & Prof. Brian O’Connell, Dublin Dental University Hospital, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin
15:00 – 15:15 Afternoon tea/coffee

Session 4: Human Factors in work systems design
15:15 The psychological effect on employees of their increasing surveillance at work: Ms Rachel Fetherston and Dr Thomas Waldmann, Department of Design and Manufacturing Technology, University of Limerick.
15:40 Team cohesion and communications in Surgery: Re‐designing the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist (SSC) to support teamwork, patient safety and Safety 2 practices: Dr Joan Cahill Trinity College Dublin and Dr Pat Conroy, Ms Cait Tobin and Ms Claire Dardis: Adelaide and Meath incorporating the National Childrens Hospital.
16:05 If machines could set goals, could they replace people at work?: Ms Anne Marie Keaney and Dr Thomas Waldmann, Department of Design and Manufacturing Technology, University of Limerick.
16:50 End of conference

17:00 Irish Ergonomics Society Annual General Meeting (Members only)

Further Information and Bookings:
Click here for further information
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Click here to book by email or telephone 061 234249
Deadline for registration: Friday 3rd June.

8 June 2016: Workshop: Safety of Powered Gates
Organiser:

Health and Safety Authority

Venue: Killeshin Hotel Portlaoise, Co Laois

Fee: Free of charge but due to a limited number of spaces we would ask that you pre-register for this event.

National Irish Safety Organisations supports the Workshop on Safety of Powered Gates.

The Health & Safety Authority has recently launched Guidelines dealing specifically with the hazards associated with powered gates. The HSA want to engage with industry to consider the application of this guidance and how comply with safety & health legislation.

The workshop will be of particular interest to:

  • Powered gate suppliers
  • Powered gate installers
  • Specifiers of powered gates
  • Designers of premises where powered gates will be installed
  • Owners of premises where powered gates are already installed

Event Programme:

10:00 Registration/Tea & Coee

10:15 Opening Address – Padraig Delaney – Inspector HSA

10:30 Legislation and Standards Relating to Powered Gates – John Colreavy – Senior Inspector HSA

10.50 New HSA Guidance on Powered Gates – Padraig Delaney – Inspector HSA

11.15  Safety Devices for Powered Gates – Ciaran Phelan, General Manager, National Automation Limited

11.45 Installers Perspective on Powered  – Gates Chris Murray, Sales Director , Regional Electrical Maintenance

12.15 Case Studies, Padraig Delaney – Inspector HSA

12.40 Q&A

13:00 Close of workshop

Further Information and Bookings:

Click here for further information

Click here to book online or by email

June 2016: Transport Safety Seminars
Organiser:

Health and Safety Authority

Venues:
Clarion Hotel, Cork – 2 June 2016
Green Isle Hotel, Dublin – 7 June 2016
Sheraton Hotel, Athlone – 9 June 2016

Fee:
This seminar is free of charge but due to a limited number of spaces we would ask that you pre-register for this event. To book, click here or contact Barry Devitt at 01 6147066

National Irish Safety Organisations supports the transport safety seminars.

The seminars will be of interest to all employers that operate vehicles in the workplace and on the road. They will be of particular benefit to:
Business Owners
Logistics/Fleet/Depot Managers
Industry Organisations
Transport Operators
Health & Safety Managers
Safety Representatives

Event Programme:

09:00 Registration/Tea & Coffee

09:30 Opening Address – Regional Area Senior Inspector HSA

09:45 Work Related Vehicle Safety in your business.
The main issues of concern.
Deirdre Sinnott, Senior Inspector WRVS Unit, HSA

10:15 Preventing Vehicle related Slips Trips & Falls
Eamonn O’ Sullivan, Inspector, HSA

10:45 Workplace Transport Risk Management priorities.
[Safe Load Securing, forklifts, deliveries and collections, vehicle maintenance]
Noel Lacey, Inspector, HSA
11:15   Break – Tea/Coffee

11:35  Ergonomics risk management in Transport Operations
Francis Power, Inspector, HSA

12:05  Employer Case Study, Vehicle Related Risk Management, what it looks like in practice
TBC

12:35  Q&A

13:00  Close of seminar

Further Information and Bookings:

Click here for further information

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25 May 2016: Use Chemicals Safely Seminar

Organiser:
Health and Safety Authority

Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel and Spa, Lough Atalia Road, Galway

Fee:
This seminar is free of charge but due to a limited number of spaces we would ask that you pre-register for this event. To book, click here or contact Barry Devitt at 01 6147066

National Irish Safety Organisations supports the Use Chemicals Safely Seminar.

This seminar aims to provide a practical view of some of the main laws, information sources and tools available to enable you to use chemicals safely at work. The four speakers are experienced Inspectors from the Chemicals and Prevention Division of the HSA and their combined knowledge makes attendance at this seminar an opportunity not to be missed.

It is aimed at those who use chemicals every day at work particularly those with responsibility for safety, training, purchasing, storing and transporting of chemicals.

Event Programme:

09:00  Registration/Tea & Coffee

09:30  Opening remarks Majella Cosgrave, senior inspector, HSA

09.40  Understanding hazard communication in the workplace

Caroline Walsh will provide an overview of classification, labelling and packaging
(CLP) requirements, including the transition from old to new labels, exemptions, new
combined supply and transport labelling, changes to workplace labelling and in
practical terms why the hazard label is the key hazard communication tool for the safe
use of chemicals at work.

10.20  Information is the key to chemical safety
Sinead McMickan will provide an overview on how to use information generated
by REACH and CLP to support occupational safety and health in the workplace,
focusing specifically on the safety data sheet (SDS), how to use the information in
carrying out a risk assessment and finding publicly available information on REACH
and CLP.
11.00  Question and Answers followed by coffee break
11.30  Chemical Agents Risk Assessments – a practical side
Michelle Mc Dermott will address the Chemical Agents Regulation 2001, covering
the specific requirements necessary to complete a risk assessment of chemical agents
in the work place. The presentation will include examples of typical risk assessments,
illustrating the common gaps seen in meeting the legal requirements. There will be a
focus on how to fulfil the requirements of the legislation in a practical and useful
manner.

12:10  On the move – considerations for the transport of dangerous goods
Jean Shannon will address various aspects of transport including duty holders and
different modes of transport, classification, labelling packaging and marking of
packages and vehicles, documentation required for transport, exemptions, Dangerous
Goods Safety Advisers (DGSAs) and how to determine if a company needs one,
training requirements and considerations for the transport of waste.

12:50  Questions and Answers

13:20  Conclusion/Close of Seminar

Further Information and Bookings:

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10 May 2016: Workplace Critical Incidents – The CISM Response
10 May 2016: Workplace Critical Incidents – The CISM Response

Organiser: CISM Network Ireland [Critical Incident Stress Management Network Ireland]

Venue: Theatre (A102), Learning Resource Centre, Carlow IT – Main Campus, Kilkenny Road, Carlow.

Fee: €50 for members of CISM Network Ireland; €75 for non members; €20 for students;

National Irish Safety Organisations supports the workshop on Workplace Critical Incidents – The CISM Response

The key note speaker is Prof Stephen Regal, who is the Principal Psychotherapist/Co-director of the Centre for Trauma, Resilience and Growth, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.

Event Programme:

09:30  Welcome Refreshments and Registration

10:30  Opening Address – Dr Patricia Mulcahy President, IT Carlow

…..     Keynote Speaker: Prof Stephen Regal

12:30  Light Lunch

13:30  Working Groups

14:15  Q&A Panel

15:30  Close

Further Information and Bookings:

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19 - 23 October 2015: European Safety Week
Organiser: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work

National Irish Safety Organisations supports European Safety Week

The theme for 2014-15 is “Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress”.

Held each year in October (calendar week 43), the European Week for Safety and Health at Work is a key focus of every Healthy Workplaces Campaign. With hundreds of awareness-raising events taking place across Europe and beyond, it is the ideal time to get involved in the campaign. For example, you can take part in conferences, exhibitions, competitions, training sessions and activities.

If you have an awareness-raising activity in mind, then the European Week could be the perfect time to hold it.

Workplace health and safety is good for business, for workers and for society as a whole. Every year more than 5,000 people lose their lives in the EU as a result of accidents in the workplace according to Eurostat. A great many of these lives could be saved and many thousands of other injuries prevented if risks were anticipated and sensible safety measures implemented.

Further information:

Click here to visit the EU-OSHA website

Click here to visit the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) Website.

The HSA is the national focal point for European Safety Week.

8 October - 4 November 2014: Driving for Work Risk Management Seminars
 

Organisers: Health and Safety Authority, An Garda Siochana and Road Safety Authority

The HSA, Gardai and RSA will be teaming up with industry bodies, insurance organisation and regional business stakeholders to raise awareness of the need for employers to manage driving for work risk in particular vehicle fleets. The seminars are free. Spaces are limited.

8 October 2014; Dublin; Managing Driving for work in the Fleet Car sector

14 October 2014; Athlone; Managing Driving for Work in the Bus sector

15 October 2014; Athlone; Managing Motorised Vehicle Risks in the Local Authority Sector

23 October 2014; Cork; Managing work-related vehicle risk in SME’s and small businesses

4 November 2014; Dublin; Van Fleet risk management

– See more at:
http://hsa.newsweaver.co.uk/1brisydpmrf3j86vicsv32?email=true&a=2&p=47987725&t=24950025

20 - 25 October 2014: European Safety Week

20 – 25 October 2014: European Safety Week 

Organiser: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work

The National Irish Safety Organisations supports European Safety Week

The theme for 2014-15 is “Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress”.

Workplace health and safety is good for business, for workers and for society as a whole. Every year more than 5,000 people lose their lives in the EU as a result of accidents in the workplace according to Eurostat. A great many of these lives could be saved and many thousands of other injuries prevented if risks were anticipated and sensible safety measures implemented.

– See more at:
https://www.healthy-workplaces.eu/en
http://www.hsa.ie/eng/News_Events_Media/News/European_Agency_for_Safety_and_Health_at_Work/European_Safety_Week/#sthash.nBUZFUaw.dpuf

17 October 2014: Safety and Health in Construction Competition 2014/2015
17 October 2014: Registration deadline – Safety and Health in Construction Competition 2014/2015 for undergraduates on Construction-related courses in Higher Education

Organisers: Health and Safety Authority

The competition will require students to use problem-based learning to address key learning outcomes around health and safety in construction.

Entry to the competition is open to all third and fourth year students (or penultimate and final year students) on construction-related courses.

The competition will involve students (teams of 3) working together on a brief, which is based on a real-life construction scenario. Teams will make a written submission to the Health and Safety Authority and following that, finalist teams will be short-listed and invited to make a short presentation before a judging panel at the grand final in the RDS on Wednesday 4th March 2015.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony that day and the winning team and finalists will receive certificates and prizes (iPAD’s and cash prizes) from industry and professional body CEO’s, and the Health and Safety Authority.

Each institution must sign off on their entries (maximum three entries per institution).

Key Notes:

  • A maximum of three entries per institution can be made
  • Students from one or more disciplines may form a team
  • The top three submissions will be published in full on HSA website
  • Entries will be displayed at grand final for an industry audience
  • Feedback on submissions will be made available to all teams

Key Dates:

  • The closing date to register a team/teams is Friday, 17th October 2014
  • The closing date for competition submissions will be Thursday, 15th January 2015
  • Short-listed finalist interviews and the grand final will be held in the RDS on Wednesday 4th March 2015.

See more at:
Click here to download the information, entry forms and brief


16 October 2014: Cross Border Conference for Construction Safety

Organisers: Health and Safety Authority / Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland

The conference will provide essential updates and information to assist attendees in managing health and safety in construction.
Information on a range of topics include: Occupational Health, guidance on the Regulations.
Speakers will use practical examples to illustrate best practice.

– See more at:
http://hsa.ie/


9 October 2014: “Message on the Bottle!” CLP 2015

Organisers: IOSH Ireland Branch

Venue: The Millpark Hotel, Donegal

This event is held in support of the HSA Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) 2015 Act Now campaign and supported by NISO. By 1 June 2015 most hazardous chemical products being placed on the market will need to be reclassified and relabelled in accordance with the new Classification, Labelling and Packaging of substances and mixtures Regulation 1272/2008 (CLP). This change will have far reaching consequences for all those who supply and use hazardous chemicals in Ireland, throughout the EU and indeed worldwide. We all need to be ready for the change and be aware that it is happening.

– See more at:
http://www.iosh.co.uk/


22 - 28 September 2014: Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week 22 - 28 September 2014

Organisers: Bord Gáis Networks

NISO is proud to support Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week which takes place this year between 22nd and 28th September.  For Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week, the public are being asked to remember three things that can help protect them against this silent killer using the mnemonic Remember, Remember, Remember:

Remember

the causes – Carbon monoxide can be produced when ANY fuel is burnt, including oil, gas, wood, coal and turf.

Remember

to service – To prevent carbon monoxide, ensure your appliances are installed and serviced annually by a Registered Gas Installer, a Registered Oil Technician, or a qualified service agent for your fuel type.  Also make sure vents, flues and chimneys are kept clear.

Remember

the alarm – Carbon monoxide is odourless and colourless so for added protection install an audible carbon monoxide alarm.  Make sure the alarm complies with EN 50291, carries a CE mark, has an end of life indicator and carries an independent certification mark.

If your organisation would like posters and information leaflets for display / hand out amongst staff in the workplace, please contact Bord Gais Networks on 1850 200 694 or email networksinfo@bge.iewith an indication of the quantity you would like and the address to send them to and they will send them out to you.”

– See more at:

www.carbonmonoxide.ie


21 August 2014: National Conference on Farm Safety and Health

Organiser: Health and Safety Authority

The National Irish Safety Organisations supports the National Conference on Farm Safety and Health

Farm workplace deaths have ‘spiked’ since 2010 while farm accidents have also increased by a third. Farm Accidents cause tragedy, pain and suffering and business loss for the farm families involved. Accordingly, health and safety management in agriculture needs to be urgently addressed to minimise loss. At this National Conference new approaches based on research and knowledge exchange will be outlined aimed at reducing the level of farm accidents and ill health.

– See more at:
http://www.hsa.ie/eng/News_Events_Media/Events/Farm_Safety_Conference_2014_Kilkenny.pdf

21 July 2014: National Farm Safety Awareness Day

Organiser: Irish Farmers Association

The National Irish Safety Organisations supports National Farm Safety Awareness Day

Details at www.ifa.ie

21 - 25 October 2013: European Safety Week

Organiser: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work

The National Irish Safety Organisations supports European Safety Week

Working together for risk prevention through Leadership and Worker participation

25 - 26 October 2013 : National Slow Down Day
25 – 26 October 2013 : National Slow Down Day 

Organiser: Road Safety Unit, Garda National Traffic Bureau

6 November 2013: Construction Safety Partnership Forum 2013

Organiser: Construction Safety Partnership

Theme: “The Future for Construction Safety & Health”
Price: Admission is Free but places are limited
Venue: CIF, Construction House, Canal Rd, Dublin 6
Time: 8.00am – 12.30pm

The Forum will address the future of the construction industry with particular focus on the role of the Construction Safety Partnership and the safety and health priorities that the industry must address. The Forum will consist of a series of presentations by industry leaders on the Forum theme and following the presentations, an opportunity for attendees to break into syndicate groups to address key questions relating to the future of CSP and the priority action areas relating to improving industry management of Programme Chairman: Peter McCabe, Construction Safety Partnership

7.30am – 8.15am: Registration & Networking
8.15am – 8.30am: Tom Parlon, DG CIF – “CIF’s Hopes and Concerns for Construction in 2014”
8.30am – 9.00am: Dennis Rowan, ADG FAS – “The Future for Construction Skills Training”
9.00am – 9.30am: David O’Brien, Chair GCC – “Safety & Health – The Government Perspective”
9.30am – 10.00am: Dept. Education Speaker – “Safety & Health – The Client Perspective”
10.00am – 10.30am: Martin O’Halloran, CEO HSA – “HSA Priorities”
10.45am – 11.30am: Syndicate groups
11.30am – 12.30pm: Feedback & Discussion


Please note, NISO may not be held accountable for the information provided above.  

The events mentioned are the sole responsibility of their respective organisers.