The Health and Safety Authority has launched a new website to assist in the identification of household products that contain dangerous chemicals. The website also helps users understand the dangers posed and safe ways to use and dispose of their household products.
H&S ABC: An easy guide to health and safety
A newly developed range of tools and guidance from the UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) aimed at helping SMEs and small businesses manage their health and safety requirements. While the legislation is UK-based there is good general health and safety tips, advice and ideas to simplify H&S management.
This new resource has three main features:
- Health and safety made simple
- Health and safety toolbox
- Online risk assessments
Visit H&S ABC: An easy guide to health and safety
Safer and healthier work at any age data visualisation tool
This data visualisation tool highlights the key findings of a project carried out by EU-OSHA at the request of the European Parliament, aimed at understanding occupational safety and health (OSH) in the context of an ageing EU workforce.
It provides an accessible visual presentation of data on demographics, employment, working conditions, and health in the context of an ageing workforce, and of OSH and related policies addressing the challenges.
Access the Data Visualisation Tool
December 14 2016
Managing Workplace Bullying Complaints
The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has launched a free short online course aimed at assisting employers in managing workplace bullying complaints. It can be accessed through the HSA e-learning portal http://hsalearning.ie. The 30 minute online course will help employers and managers to understand the nature of bullying complaints and to deal with them appropriately.
Health and safety in the molten metals industry – web resource
This website from the HSE UK provides provides information and advice on the main causes of injury and ill health in the molten metals industry. It will help you to manage the hazards and risks which are prevalent in the industry and will also provide information on other areas of interest within the industry.
EPA web portal – radon.ie
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched a new web resource, radon.ie. This web resource contains comprehensive information on radon for householders, employers, schools, builders, housing authorities, health specialists and home buyers and sellers. Also available on this resource are radon infographics, publications, FAQs, radon control strategy, radon data, radon campaigns, national radon forum and radiation dose calculator.
10 November 2016
Be Winter Ready – website
Useful website from the Office of Emergency Planning, Department of Defence contains information to help prepare for the winter months under the following categories: weather; elderly; flooding; the home; health; people with disabilities; road safety; schools; farming community and business sector. This website also contains the following downloads: Online flippable Booklet, Be Winter Ready Booklet and Poster.
10 November 2016
Be Winter Ready – publications
A series of publications has been made available on the HSA’s website to help prepare for winter and the unique hazards presented but the harsh weather.
- Winter Ready Advice on Flooding
- Winter Ready Advice on Safe Driving
- Winter Ready Advice for Farm Families
- Winter Ready Advice for Schools
Download the publications from hsa.ie
2 November 2016
Load Securing Web Portal
The Health and Safety Authority launched a web resource on Load Security in October 2016. This web portal aims to gather in one place a range of guidance and advice about Load Security.
This web portal includes:
- Overview on load securing
- Legislation and load securing
- Guidance and Publications relating to load securing
- Load securing videos
- New information sheets