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  • New global health and safety standard set for March publication

    Mega phone 29 January 2018
    170704 Richard Jones

    ISO 45001, the long-awaited new international standard for occupational safety and health, is set to be published in March, it has been announced.

    The complex development process – the first draft was published in July 2014 – has involved a series of meetings, numerous iterations and hundreds of hours of deliberations among an international group of safety and health experts.

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  • Irish employers urged to combat worker ill-treatment

    Mega phone 24 January 2018
    180124 Worker behaviour

    Employers in Ireland are being urged to implement clear and effective policies on workplace ill-treatment as a study reveals the scale of the issue for the first time.

    The Irish Workplace Behaviour Study, published today, reveals that more than two in five people say they have experienced a form of ill-treatment at work, while one in 12 have experienced and/or witnessed physical violence. This is despite most organisations having policies in place to prevent it.

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  • Late IOSH Fellow fondly remembered

    folder 18 January 2018
    180118 John Gloss

    Tributes have been paid to a “popular and dedicated” IOSH Fellow who passed away recently.

    John Gloss was an active member of the Institute of Municipal Safety Officers (IMSO), one of the organisations which preceded IOSH.

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  • How to use nanotechnology safely in construction and demolition

    Mega phone 08 January 2018
    180108 Nanotech

    Self-cleaning windows, very high strength concrete and thin, lightweight, super-efficient insulation – just three examples of new building materials with impressive properties made possible by nanotechnologies that manipulate materials atom by atom.

    These unlock new and better features to transform the performance of buildings and infrastructure. But, for all their benefits, the very small-scale particles and fibres could also carry risks.

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  • “Concern” over fatal accidents on Ireland’s farms

    Mega phone 05 January 2018
    180105 Farm

    A rise in the number of fatal accidents on Ireland’s farms – especially those involving over-65s – demonstrates the need for continued health and safety support.

    There were 24 work-related fatalities in the country’s agricultural sector in 2017 - accounting for more than half of the overall toll of 47 across all sectors, according to figures released by the country’s Health and Safety Authority (HSA).

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