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#Health and Safety

# health-and-safety - Thursday 18 August, 2022

Opinion: 'I'm vision impaired, so every step I take brings a potential surprise'
# Clear Our Paths
# Clear Our Paths

Opinion: 'I'm vision impaired, so every step I take brings a potential surprise'

Updated Aug 18th 2022, 4:27 PM 12,479 Views 5 Comments

Tabitha Kenlon says she feels like she’s in a video game while dodging protruding bicycles, untidy cafe furniture and illegally parked cars.

# health-and-safety - Monday 10 May, 2021

Rodent droppings and unregistered premises: Two food businesses ordered to shut last month
# Food Closures
# Food Closures

Rodent droppings and unregistered premises: Two food businesses ordered to shut last month

May 10th 2021, 1:22 PM 55,464 Views 8 Comments

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland confirmed the closure ordered today.

# health-and-safety - Friday 30 April, 2021

Restrictions will make Tokyo the most challenging Games ever for athletes - Olympic Federation of Ireland chief
# Health And Safety
From The42
# Health And Safety

Restrictions will make Tokyo the most challenging Games ever for athletes - Olympic Federation of Ireland chief

Apr 30th 2021, 1:38 PM 1,087 Views 0 Comments

Peter Sherrard says the measures are about trying to minimise risk for those travelling to Japan.

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

Dublin construction site closes after over 20 workers test positive for coronavirus
# Covid19
# Covid19

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

Updated Jul 20th 2020, 6:20 PM 124,409 Views 105 Comments

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?
# WFH
# WFH

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

Jul 11th 2020, 9:00 AM 31,260 Views 45 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

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

Mar 31st 2020, 2:18 PM 10,316 Views 10 Comments

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
# Health And Safety
From The42
# Health And Safety

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

Feb 21st 2020, 11:19 AM 8,190 Views 5 Comments

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
# District Court
# District Court

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

Jan 6th 2020, 4:07 PM 20,780 Views 0 Comments

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
# Health And Safety
# Health And Safety

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

Oct 21st 2019, 6:05 AM 15,409 Views 15 Comments

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
# Health And Safety
From The42
# Health And Safety

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

Jul 9th 2019, 8:05 PM 34,391 Views 27 Comments

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
# Health And Safety
# Health And Safety

37 people were killed in work-related accidents in 2018

Jan 8th 2019, 6:20 AM 9,935 Views 12 Comments

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
# Deli Dispute
# Deli Dispute

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

Dec 2nd 2018, 10:00 AM 46,273 Views 0 Comments

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
# Life's A Pitch
From The42
# Life's A Pitch

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

Oct 31st 2018, 12:09 PM 6,463 Views 5 Comments

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
# WRC
# WRC

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

Oct 31st 2018, 6:00 AM 63,374 Views 0 Comments

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
# Total Recall
# Total Recall

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

Jul 18th 2018, 12:28 PM 34,521 Views 50 Comments

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'
# New Rules
# New Rules

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

Jun 10th 2018, 9:15 AM 20,010 Views 25 Comments

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
# Health And Safety
# Health And Safety

Man dies suddenly in workplace incident at Dublin Port

Jun 6th 2018, 8:05 PM 20,649 Views 2 Comments

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'
# Brennans Bakery
# Brennans Bakery

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

Apr 26th 2018, 5:01 PM 32,477 Views 0 Comments

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
# Fire Safety
# Fire Safety

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

Mar 27th 2018, 10:45 PM 40,374 Views 33 Comments

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
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Gardaí in Sligo are refusing to operate from their station

Nov 20th 2017, 7:55 AM 21,923 Views 30 Comments

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
# Inspection
# Inspection

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

Nov 14th 2017, 3:48 PM 16,549 Views 11 Comments

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
# Health And Safety
# Health And Safety

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

Sep 25th 2017, 6:16 AM 48,463 Views 29 Comments

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
# Emyvale
# Emyvale

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

Sep 14th 2017, 7:49 AM 23,870 Views 1 Comment

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
# Safety
# Safety

Watchdog to target discount and hardware stores for banned hazardous chemicals

Sep 11th 2017, 10:15 AM 20,432 Views 17 Comments

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
# Health And Safety
# Health And Safety

Farmers account for most work-related deaths in Ireland

Aug 16th 2017, 8:19 AM 8,670 Views 29 Comments

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
# Killarney
# Killarney

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

Jul 5th 2017, 4:47 PM 35,394 Views 33 Comments

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
# Consumer Rights
# Consumer Rights

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

Jul 2nd 2017, 7:30 AM 13,031 Views 26 Comments

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
# Health And Safety
# Health And Safety

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

Jun 14th 2017, 9:08 AM 13,717 Views 5 Comments

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
# Precautions
# Precautions

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

May 24th 2017, 6:30 AM 10,568 Views 21 Comments

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
# TESCO STRIKE
# TESCO STRIKE

Tesco painted over pedestrian crossing after complaints about safety during strike

Feb 17th 2017, 1:22 PM 50,189 Views 76 Comments

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
# Tragedy
# Tragedy

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

Feb 16th 2017, 1:52 PM 41,017 Views 21 Comments

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
# Take A Break
# Take A Break

Gardaí will be legally entitled to rest breaks under new legislation

Nov 30th 2016, 7:28 PM 13,330 Views 15 Comments

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'
# Greyhound
# Greyhound

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

Nov 7th 2016, 10:05 AM 26,449 Views 62 Comments

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
# Child Detention
# Child Detention

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

May 31st 2016, 12:48 PM 11,420 Views 29 Comments

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
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

33 people including 5 children die after eating poisoned sweets

May 1st 2016, 3:35 PM 31,993 Views 34 Comments

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?
# More Protection Needed?
# More Protection Needed?

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

Apr 9th 2016, 8:00 PM 33,429 Views 49 Comments

“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
# Health And Safety
# Health And Safety

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

Mar 1st 2016, 10:50 AM 30,302 Views 112 Comments

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
# Health And Safety
# Health And Safety

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

Feb 19th 2016, 11:56 AM 62,720 Views 62 Comments

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
# Health And Safety
# Health And Safety

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

Nov 13th 2015, 6:01 AM 20,546 Views 57 Comments

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
# Health And Safety
# Health And Safety

Suspected rat sighting forces plane to turn around

Aug 1st 2015, 8:50 AM 23,368 Views 17 Comments

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

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