Ireland's leading occupational health and safety magazine is circulated to H&S managers, officers and HR executives in both the public and private sectors, in addition to representatives from business/employer organisations and trade union bodies.
The Justice Minister Simon Harris has proposed to amend legislation which will see the maximum sentence increased to 12 years for assaults on Gardaí and other emergency services workers. The move follows the recent steady rise in the number of assaults on members of the force. The Minister had introduced legislation earlier this year to allow for frontline Gardaí to use body-worn cameras.
The 32nd All-Ireland Occupational Health and Safety Awards, which will be presented at the NISO/NISG Safety Awards Ceremony in Killarney on Friday 13 October, will be a night to recognise and reward those companies who demonstrate the positive and proactive culture of safety management within their businesses.
Ireland is a leading proponent in the movement to promote the benefits of a four-day working week, and here Kevin Donoghue, Director of Campaigns at Fórsa and Chairperson of the ‘Four Day Week Ireland’ campaign updates ‘Health & Safety Times’ on developments.
A new electrical safety video for Irish farmers has been developed by the Farm Safety Partnership Advisory Committee that includes representatives from the ESB Networks, Health and Safety Authority, Teagasc, FBD Insurance, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, and the construction industry.
New research from Webdoctor.ie, Ireland’s online GP service, has revealed that 75% of people in Ireland plan to improve their diet and nutrition this year, as 46% claim that a lack of time is the main factor making it difficult to manage their weight and enjoy a balanced lifestyle,