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THE HEAVY HAND OF ILL TREATMENT AT WORK

The true extent of ill treatment across Ireland's workplaces is revealed in the latest ‘Irish Workplace Behaviour Study’, funded by IOSH and involving researchers from NUI Galway's Health Promotion Research Centre, and the Universities of Limerick and Plymouth.

‘GAME CHANGER’ ON WORKPLACE SEXUAL HARASSMENT

ICTU has proposed that an amendment to existing employment legislation will ensure stronger protection for people suffering workplace sexual harassment and to help remove the barriers to the reporting of such abuse.

KEEPING EMPLOYEE WELLBEING ON THE RIGHT TRACK

A new app will allow employers to reward staff for their healthy activity throughout the year. Launched by Irish start-up KudosHealth, this online employee engagement tool will keep track of employees' wellbeing in this long-term health initiative.

COMPANIES MUST REACH DEADLINE BY 31 MAY 2018

Irish chemical companies have until 31 May 2018 to meet the deadline of the EU’s REACH registration, which addresses the production and use of chemical substances, and their potential impacts on both human health and the environment.  

POSITIVE SOLUTIONS ARE CRITICAL TO INCIDENTS AT WORK

A new online facility for protecting the psychological health and safety of those workers likely to be exposed to critical incidents at work has been rolled out by the State Claims Agency in association with the HSA and CISM Network Ireland.  

HSA TAKES ONLINE TRAINING TO THE NEXT LEVEL

The HSA has launched a new and more detailed interactive online course on Chemical Safety in the Workplace, aimed at employers and employees, including supervisors and H&S representatives, in any sector where chemicals are used.

THE TOP THREE WORKPLACE WELLBEING WINNERS

Irish Life Assurance, Helsinn Birex and MCI took the top honours at this year’s FDI National Workplace Wellbeing Awards – one of the many activities that took place across the country to mark the third National Workplace Wellbeing Day.

APPROPRIATE METHODS TO MAP LOCATION OF DEFIBS

A National AED Register, rolled out by Community First Responders (CFR) Ireland, aims to locate and keep track of automated external defibrillators in workplaces and communities around Ireland, while members of the public can pinpoint the location of emergency equipment using the ‘Save a Selfie’ app.  

CIF CALLS FOR MORE SITES SET ON SAFETY MANAGEMENT

With over 140,000 people directly employed in Ireland’s construction industry, CIF Director General Tom Parlon has asked construction companies to redouble their efforts to reduce accidents on site in a bid to improve safety management and awareness during 2017.

COMPETITION: Safety Culture Workshop Takes Centre Stage

Theatre At Work has developed a new safety play for the construction industry. To celebrate the official launch of ‘Fallout’ at the IWEA Health & Safety Conference on 7 June, here’s your chance to experience a Behavioural Safety Workshop compliments of Annette Tierney’s Theatre at Work.