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Upcoming Seminars with National Irish Safety Organisation Limited (NISO)

Antaris’ lead Health & Safety consultant, Finbarr Stapleton is delivering upcoming two seminars in conjunction with NISO on the below-mentioned two topics – ISO 45003:2021 – Psychological health and safety at work — Guidelines for managing psychosocial risks Health & Safety Liabilities: Legal Issues & Requirements Are you… An Employer, Manager, or HR Professional A …

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Antaris at the Health & Safety Review Conference 2022

This year’s Health & Safety Review conference sets out to focus on key issues which impact workplace safety, health, and wellbeing. Topics covered – The future of OSH Emerging from Covid: Risk Management Remote working: assessing risk and legal liability Occupational health: a key HAS priority Compensation awards: the PIAB’s enhanced role Behavioural safety: overview …

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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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