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Safe Cold Water Swimming

Safe Cold Water Swimming   People taking to the waters for exercise or just to enjoy the natural environment. The current water temperatures in Irish lakes are not much above freezing, and many smaller lakes have frozen over. While the sea is slightly warmer, it’s still below 10ºC. These temperatures can lead to rapid physical […]

ISO 45001 Migration from OHSAS 18001

ISO 45001 Certification – migration from OHSAS 18001   NSAI Migration Policy The NSAI Migration Policy sets out specific timelines and options for certification to ISO 45001:2018 for existing OHSAS 18001 certified organisations. ISO 45001 replaces the OHSAS standard and puts Occupational Health and Safety at the same level of international recognition as the Quality […]

What Indoor Environmental Factors affect the spread of COVID-19?

What Indoor Environmental Factors affect the spread of COVID-19?   Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is the virus that causes COVID-19. This blog highlights some of the key parameters which could affect the spread of COVID-19 in indoor environments. Does indoor air temperature and humidity affect the spread of COVID-19? We know that […]

Deaths in Farming: The Stark Reality

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Farming is one of the most hazardous occupations in Ireland In 2020, so far this year (up to 18th September 2020) there have been 16 fatalities. Last year there were 19 fatalities in the agricultural sector. In the period 0f 10 years from 2010 to 2019 a total of 214 people died in agriculture and […]

Employment Health & Safety law and COVID-19

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For up-to-date information and guidance on COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) go to – Irish Health Services Executive (HSE) and Government websites: UK National Health Service (NHS) and Government websites:   EMPLOYMENT HEALTH AND SAFETY LAW AND COVID-19 The basis for ensuing occupational health and safety is the identification of hazards, the […]

Effective use of 5S floor marking for social distancing

In the current climate the more visual stimulation to re-iterate the message of good social distancing practices the better to limit the spread of COVID-19. Markings need to be clear and concise. If the visuals do not make sense, rules will be broken as people will not understand what is being asked of them. The […]

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