Two children dead after farm accidents

Two children have died in the past 24 hours as a result of accidents on farms in counties Limerick and Laois. In Limerick, the 14 year old boy is believed to have died as a result of electrocution while power-hosing a shed at his grandfather’s farm. While a young girl (9) died in hospital yesterday […]

Dangers of working at sea reinforced by Tramore tragedy

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The death of three Waterford brothers has reinforced the dangers involved in working at sea. The Bolger brothers were of the coast of Tramore moving lobster pots when their fishing punt capsized in rough waters. Although the three men were wearing life jackets as the time of the incident, it is believed that they died […]

Major EU-OSHA Award for West Offaly Dairy Discussion Group

The West Offaly Dairy Discussion Group were one of ten groups to receive the European Occupational Safety and Health ‘Good Practice Awards’. The awards, announced on April 29th 2013, recognises innovative ways of implementing successful health and safety practices among SMEs across Europe. The group of 15 farmers identified the need to reduce the hazards […]

Taking Care of Business – Free Event Limerick 21st May 2013

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) are holding a free Taking Care of Business event in the Strand Hotel, Limerick on May 21st from 9.00am – 1.00pm. This event aims to help small business owners and managers understand the benefits of effective health and safety management. Topics on the day include tips on managing workplace: […]

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