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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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Ventilation and the Use of CO2 Monitors – Guidance in the Updated Covid-19 Work Safely Protocol

In this blog I will review the new guidelines on ventilation and the use of Carbon Dioxide monitors in the government Covid-19 Work Safely Protocol. The latest version of the Covid-19 Work Safely Protocol gives advice about the use of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) monitors. This advice is outlined in Section D. Heating, Ventilation, and Air …

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Dynamic Risk Assessment

Dynamic risk assessment may be defined as the continuous process of identifying hazards, assessing risk, taking action to eliminate or reduce risk, and reviewing as circumstances change. Dynamic risk assessment should be used when: An unusual situation exists not foreseen in the existing risk assessments A rapidly changing or emergency situation exists where risk may …

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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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Finbarr Stapleton from Antaris Consulting to Address the Online Course ‘Employee Support Services’ – A New Direction for EAPS on Thursday, 23rd Sept 2021

The new occupational health and safety management standard ISO 45003  released in July 2021 provides guidance for managing psychological health and psychosocial risks in the workplace and will have a major impact on safety and how EAP’s operate. Three leading experts – Maurice Quinlan Director of the EAP Institute Waterford, Ireland, Don Jorgensen Ph.D., Human …

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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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“Everyone who can work from home should work from home”

COVID-19: What employers need to consider for home working “Everyone who can work from home should work from home,” William Hanage, an epidemiologist at the Center for Disease Dynamics at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health in Boston told the Guardian Newspaper. “The most important thing is that even if it won’t protect you …

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