workplace hazards


Hundreds of workplace buildings to be inspected for safety this week

Buildings across the country will be checked for RAAC, asbestos and fire-hazards associated with the Grenfell tragedy. Read More

Tackling exposure to airborne contaminants through exhaust ventilation

Daniel Frith, Operations Manager at UK safety company, Arco, answers questions about the dangers of exposure to airborne contaminants and how to mitigate the risks. Read More

How the PUWER regulations can help reduce risk in the workplace

Think about how much workplaces have changed, even in just the last 30 years. Whether we’re talking about the office, a construction site, a theme park or a hospital, emerging technologies, better manufacturing processes and automation has seen new equipment brought in to make our work more efficient. This equipment, from a tunnel-boring machine preparing the way for a new underground line, to the (now) humble laptop, often brings risk with it... Read More

How to keep your people healthy when using display screen equipment?

Despite being one of the lower risk activities in the workplace and having technology available to us, the use of display screen equipment is not always well managed. With more people working from home, now is time to engage and help support their health and wellbeing. Read More

Workplace injury: What does this mean for employers in Ireland?

Under health and safety legislation, every employer has a duty of care to their employees and self-employed people working for the business to provide a safe work environment. But accidents still happen... Read More

Oak processionary moths: How to protect workers during spring and summer

Andrzej Palka looks at how PPE plays a primary role in preventing human contact with the caterpillars, thus protecting workers from harm. Read More

Rust shooting: Maximum fine for producers who demonstrated ‘plain indifference to employee safety’

The producers of the film Rust, who’s cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was accidentally shot dead on set by actor Alec Baldwin, have been hit with the maximum $136,793 (£105,000) fine. Read More

Listen Up: ‘Employers must provide the same level of hearing protection to all workers under amended PPE Regulations’

Tim Turney, Global Marketing Manager at Casella, shares expert advice on hearing protection in the workplace. Read More

How has home working impacted official first aid requirements?

Companies should re-evaluate how they handle first aid and accidents in the workplace when that workplace is the home. Read More

Health and safety compliance considerations for surveyors

Whether you’re a commercial landlord or a prospective tenant, you might not realise that surveyors could be at risk in your property. These are a few of the elements often overlooked when surveying a building that could pose a threat to surveyors. Read More



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