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Accidents At Work: Court Of Appeal Reiterates There Is Not "Unlimited" Employer Liability
Employers owe both a common law and statutory duty to ensure the health and safety of their employees. But how extensive is this obligation and when are employees responsible
Ireland
2 Aug 2019
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Working Time Records: Europe Rules That Employers Must Have An Objective, Reliable And Accessible System To Record Daily Working Time
The Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU) has ruled that employers are required to set up systems to measure daily working time.
European Union
6 Jun 2019
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WRC Awards €30,000 Where Employer Fails To Meaningfully Engage With Request For Reasonable Accommodation
A recent decision of the Workplace Relations Commission (ADJ-00011821) emphasises the importance of employers' statutory obligations to employees with disabilities.
Ireland
26 Oct 2018
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Driving For Work – 5 Tips For Employers
Driving for work caused the most workplace fatalities in 2015. Health and Safety Authority (HSA) statistics show that, of 55 workplace fatalities in 2015, 21 involved vehicles.
Ireland
12 Jan 2016
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DPP Appeal Against Lenient Sentence Fails For Inadequate Service And For Being Out Of Time
The People at the suit of the Director of Public Prosecutions .v. Patrick Monaghan (Drogheda) Limited. [2014] IECA 52.
Ireland
1 Oct 2015
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Being Accident Ready – 10 Tips For Employers
According to the recently published Health and Safety Authority Annual Summary of Statistics for 2014, 56 fatal and 7,431 non-fatal workplace accidents were reported to the HSA in 2014.
Ireland
18 Aug 2015
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Employment Permits - Ireland: Launch Of Trusted Partner Registration Scheme
In the Action Plan for Jobs 2015 published by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Minister Richard Bruton introduced measures intended to reduce administrative burdens on business interactions with the Department.
Ireland
8 May 2015
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New HSA Guidelines On Managing Health And Safety In Fishing
In December 2014, the Health and Safety Authority published a new guidance document - "Managing Health and Safety in Fishing" – to improve standards of safety and health in the commercial sea / marine fishing sector.
Ireland
19 Jan 2015
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Truth-Tellers And Health And Safety: Update On New Protections For Whistleblowers
The Protected Disclosure Act 2014 was enacted on 8 July 2014 and came into law on 15 July 2014.
Ireland
25 Nov 2014
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Fire Safety
The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005, together with the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations, 2007 and the Fire Services Act, 1981 place on employers a number of obligations in respect of fire safety in the workplace.
Ireland
7 Nov 2014
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Failure To Implement Improvements Following Risk Assessment Leads To Prosecution
In October 2014 in Dublin District Court, Dublin Zoo was given the benefit of the Probation Acts after they made a full apology, gave a €5,000 contribution to charity, and entered a guilty plea to a charge of breaching section 19.4 of the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005.
Ireland
7 Nov 2014
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Failure To Implement Improvements Following Risk Assessment Leads To Prosecution
In October 2014 in Dublin District Court, Dublin Zoo was given the benefit of the Probation Acts after they made a full apology, gave a €5,000 contribution to charity, and entered a guilty plea to a charge of breaching section 19.4 of the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005.
Ireland
7 Nov 2014
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Community Service For Director And Manager Charged Following The Death Of Employee In Goods Lift
In August 2009, Stephen Hampson, a bar manager at the Blu Bar in Tallaght died when he was trapped between the lift car and the lift shaft in a goods only lift which he was using to move between floors.
Ireland
7 Nov 2014
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Sentencing Trends For Health And Safety Offences
Over the period of 2011- 2013 there were 80 prosecutions for health and safety offences: 26 summary and 54 on indictment.
Ireland
27 Oct 2014
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The Do's And Don'ts Of Dealing With Inspectors And Accident Investigations
A comprehensive accident protocol is of great assistance in dealing with an accident at the workplace.
Ireland
27 Oct 2014
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Bringing It Home! Construction Regulations 2013
On 7 October 2010, the European Court of Justice ruled that the Mobile Sites Directive (92/57/EC) applied to the owner of a private dwelling house carrying out works on her house.
Ireland
28 Oct 2013
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Absence Management In The Workplace
An employee who is absent from work for a long time because of sickness or ill-health is entitled to a certain level of sympathetic consideration from their employer.
Ireland
15 Oct 2013
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Love Your Neighbour! Recent Cases And Duties To Third Parties
All employers are familiar with the duties imposed by the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 (the "2005 Act") to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the safety, health and welfare of their employees.
Ireland
14 Oct 2013
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Managing Asbestos Containing Materials Safely: New Guidelines
On 14 August 2013, the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) published new guidelines -"Asbestos-Containing Materials in Workplaces: Practical Guidelines on ACM Management and Abatement"
Ireland
14 Oct 2013
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Safety Management: Taking The Proactive Stance
Penalties for health and safety infringements have historically been lower in Northern Ireland than for the UK as a whole.
Ireland
7 Nov 2012
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