Health and Safety Watch

Welcome to Health & Safety Watch where you will find updates and commentary from the Arthur Cox Health & Safety Group in relation to recent developments in health and safety law in Ireland and abroad.

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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. How can you manage the risks of driving for work? Remember that ‘place... Read More

Health and Safety Authority (HSA) Programme of Work 2015


On 20 January 2015, the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) published its programme of work for 2015.  The programme outlines the general, sectoral and cross-sectoral actions and objectives of the HSA for 2015.  Most notably for employers, the programme outlines:... Read More

New HSA Guidelines on Managing Health and Safety in Fishing


In December 2014, the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) published a new guidance document –  “Managing Health and Safety in Fishing” (the “Guidance”) – to improve standards of safety and health in the commercial sea / marine fishing sector.  The... Read More