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#Health and Safety

# health-and-safety - Monday 20 July, 2020

Dublin construction site closes after over 20 workers test positive for coronavirus

The construction company said further tests are being arranged.

# health-and-safety - Saturday 11 July, 2020

'Harder to switch off' or 'a massive relief': Four months on, how is the daily grind going for those working from home?

There was a large and sudden move towards remote working from the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.

# health-and-safety - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Nine-fold increase in health and safety workplace complaints in NI since Covid-19 outbreak

An “unprecedented” volume of calls have been received about social distancing in the workplace, the watchdog said.

# health-and-safety - Friday 21 February, 2020

'We're not going to f*** it up' - Wilder and Fury banned from facing off at today's weigh-in

Promoter Bob Arum supported the decision but UFC star Conor McGregor was among those to call for NSAC to change its mind.

# health-and-safety - Monday 6 January, 2020

Shipping company faces charges over father-of-two's death at Dublin Port

Doyle Shipping Group is accused of breaking health and safety laws following the death of a father-of-two after a workplace accident at Dublin Port.

# health-and-safety - Monday 21 October, 2019

Safety watchdog to carry out inspection 'blitz' on construction sites nationwide

So far this year, there have been six reported construction-related deaths.

# health-and-safety - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Fitzgerald Stadium capacity reduced by over 6,000 for Kerry's Super 8s opener against Mayo

The sides will meet in the crunch tie on Sunday.

# health-and-safety - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

37 people were killed in work-related accidents in 2018

Figures have revealed that work-related accidents hit an all-time low in 2018.

# health-and-safety - Sunday 2 December, 2018

Deli worker who told bosses they'd stocked 'cake infested with worms' loses WRC claim

The WRC found that the man had not been punished by the supermarket for raising health and safety concerns.

# health-and-safety - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

Uefa raise safety concerns over Wembley pitch ahead of Spurs' next CL game

Tottenham face PSV next week and Uefa say they will inspect the playing surface on Monday.

Man who hit emergency stop button on machine, costing company €93,000, loses unfair dismissal case

During an investigation, the man told his employer that he did not know that the emergency stop button was only to be used in actual emergencies.

# health-and-safety - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Recall: Over 2,000 drivers in Ireland warned about safety issue with their Dacia cars

It is the third time a major vehicle manufacturer has issued a recall in recent days.

# health-and-safety - Sunday 10 June, 2018

Galway clean-up groups say they're concerned about 'which roads they'll be allowed to clean'

Voluntary groups are not permitted to work on roads with traffic volumes greater than 1000 vehicles per day.

# health-and-safety - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

Man dies suddenly in workplace incident at Dublin Port

Gardaí are investigating the death of the man.

# health-and-safety - Thursday 26 April, 2018

Bakery says it dismissed worker for making chewing gum 'stick man'

The worker claimed in the Labour Court that this wasn’t the real reason for his dismissal.

# health-and-safety - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

Firefighters vote no confidence in two senior officials in wake of Ballymun high-rise fire

Siptu said questions have been raised about how the fire jumped downwards two floors and called for stronger risk assessment procedures.

# health-and-safety - Monday 20 November, 2017

Gardaí in Sligo are refusing to operate from their station

GRA members say there are serious health and safety issues at the station.

# health-and-safety - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Concerns raised after residents left for hours without breakfast at disability centre

14 incidents of potential abuse have been identified at Stewarts Care in Dublin.

# health-and-safety - Monday 25 September, 2017

Coffee shops that reward customers with reusable cups advised to refuse dirty ones

An environmentalist has advised that coffee chains should give a 20-cent discount to customers who have reusable cups – but implementing that isn’t entirely straightforward.

# health-and-safety - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Man (20s) dies in workplace incident on Monaghan mushroom farm

Two others were taken to hospital, but neither are believed to be in a critical condition.

# health-and-safety - Monday 11 September, 2017

Watchdog to target discount and hardware stores for banned hazardous chemicals

The Health and Safety Authority has today launched a nationwide inspection campaign.

# health-and-safety - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

Farmers account for most work-related deaths in Ireland

Half of the fatalities last year involved self-employed people.

# health-and-safety - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

Company fined €750,000 over Killarney hotel lift that fell three floors

All five had been guests at a wedding.

# health-and-safety - Sunday 2 July, 2017

Inspector says 'an awful lot' of bouncy castles haven't been safety-checked

Bouncy castles are one of many holiday-related items people are being warned to ensure they are safety-certified.

# health-and-safety - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

Company fined €300,000 over death of worker at Corrib gas tunnel

He received fatal head injuries when a pipe he was working under collapsed on top of him.

# health-and-safety - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

Some simple steps can make the most dangerous job in Ireland a little safer

Sometimes it’s even a matter of just getting someone to help.

# health-and-safety - Friday 17 February, 2017

Tesco painted over pedestrian crossing after complaints about safety during strike

Mandate Trade Union has called on Tesco to resolve the issue as soon as possible.

# health-and-safety - Thursday 16 February, 2017

Topshop removes display barriers from Irish stores after boy (10) dies from head injuries in UK

The youngster died in an incident involving the units.

# health-and-safety - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Gardaí will be legally entitled to rest breaks under new legislation

Gardaí who had worked eight hour shifts, without any breaks, while on witness protection duty brought the challenge against the ban.

# health-and-safety - Monday 7 November, 2016

Bin company may stop collecting rubbish bags in Dublin for 'health and safety reasons'

A number of incidents involving syringes in bin bags has given waste company Greyhound pause for thought.

# health-and-safety - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

Staff unable to serve breakfast as normal due to Oberstown industrial action

Members of Siptu and Impact are taking the action today.

# health-and-safety - Sunday 1 May, 2016

33 people including 5 children die after eating poisoned sweets

The poisoning is thought to have been an accident.

# health-and-safety - Saturday 9 April, 2016

Needles, stabbings and attacks... so why doesn't Dublin have its own transport police?

“It’s only a matter of time before someone gets killed or stabbed.”

# health-and-safety - Tuesday 1 March, 2016

Dublin Bus drivers to ditch Port Tunnel if they can't listen to their radios

Last week Dublin Bus announced “zero tolerance” measures which will see drivers disciplined for using electronic devices, including FM radios, while driving.

# health-and-safety - Friday 19 February, 2016

Porn stars will not have to wear condoms or goggles while filming

They had argued the move would destroy the industry.

# health-and-safety - Friday 13 November, 2015

'Pure luck no one was killed': Drivers concerned about safety after wheel falls off Dublin bus

Dublin Bus has said maintenance controllers regularly carry out checks on buses.

# health-and-safety - Saturday 1 August, 2015

Suspected rat sighting forces plane to turn around

The Air India flight to Milan was forced to return to New Delhi.

# health-and-safety - Friday 3 July, 2015

You're literally risking life and limb if you do this

Young people have been seen jumping from four storeys up in Dublin’s Grand Canal Dock.

# health-and-safety - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Cork gardaí working in stations infested with rats

The Justice Minister was recently asked about the health and safety issues at Glanmire and Macroom stations.

# health-and-safety - Thursday 14 May, 2015

You're LESS likely to get injured in work now the Celtic Tiger is over

And less likely during the recession.

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