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Work Related Fatalities in Ireland at their Lowest Level Since Records Began

In this blog, I will discuss some of the takeaways from the provisional work-related fatality figures released by the Health and Safety Authority for 2021. The Health and Safety Authority has released provisional annual statistics for last year. These figures show that there has been a significant reduction in the number of workplace fatalities in …

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The Right to Disconnect!

What is the Right to Disconnect? The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) describes the right to disconnect as “an employee’s right to be able to disengage from work and refrain from engaging in work-related electronic communications, such as emails, telephone calls or other messages, outside normal working hours.” The WRC’s Code of Practice Right to Disconnect …

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Cold Water Swimming

Just a quick reminder for those who plan to continue swimming in the great outdoors over the winter months. Coldwater swimming is generally defined as swimming in waters below 15 degrees C. Some tips to stay safe when swimming in cold water: Plan ahead. Know the likely water temperature and your own capabilities. If you …

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Antaris are now CompEx Registered!

Antaris has now become CompEx registered, evidencing our competency in explosive atmospheres. ATEX Directive1999/92/EC, which is now transposed into Irish legislation Part 8 of the 2007 Safety Health & Welfare at Work (General Applications) Regulations is concerned with the risks from fire and explosion arising from flammable substances stored or used in the workplace. The …

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ISO 45003 – Risk Assessment for Psychological Hazards in the Workplace

What needs to be included in a risk assessment for psychological hazards in the workplace? The guidelines in the new ISO 45003 standard on managing psychological risks may help in identifying these types of hazards. ISO 45003 Occupational health and safety management – Psychological health and safety in the workplace – Guidelines – is currently being developed …

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Antaris to Review Health & Safety Risk Assessments for Marine Survey Office

Antaris is delighted to announce that we are working with The Marine Survey Office to review and where appropriate, update its health and safety risk assessments (including COVID risk assessments), associated with its surveyor field activities. The Marine Survey Office (MSO) operates under the auspices of the Department of Transport and is responsible for the …

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