Articles Tagged ‘Farm Safety’

First farm safety task force convenes


The first meeting of a task force that will explore possible policy changes to assist the agricultural sector in improving its safety record convened recently.

HSA urges caution for those returning to work


The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) is urging caution as people return to work following Storm Emma and the extreme snow fall of last week. Many workers, particularly those involved in storm repair, construction, farming and transportation will be facing increased hazards, the HSA has said. It is offering advice on ways to stay safe in the coming days and weeks.

IFA issues warning about dog attacks on sheep


In the wake of dog attacks on sheep reported in the Cooley Peninsula in recent weeks, Louth Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) chairman Gerard Melia has issued a warning to all dog owners of their responsibility to keep their pets under control at all times.

Mandatory safety measures may feature in CAP reform proposals


Initiatives to improve farm safety may be included as mandatory measures in Pillar 11 in the upcoming Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform proposals, according to Mairead McGuinness, MEP and first vice president of the European Parliament.