Figures released by the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) show that fatalities in agriculture were down by 40 per cent in 2015, with 18 deaths reported compared to 30 in 2014. Across agriculture, forestry and fishing the number of fatalities was 24, down from 31 in 2014.
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An accident involving two boys has occured on a farm near Ballon in Co. Carlow.
The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has launched a free, online course focusing on slips, trips and falls, aimed at employees and employers across all work sectors.
The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) will begin a month-long intensive farm inspection campaign on Tuesday, May 2. Approximately 500 inspections are planned, with the focus on tractor and machinery safety.
The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) carried out 2,590 inspections in the agricultural sector in 2014 and in tandem with a farm safety inspection campaign, it also worked closely with state agencies and farming representative bodies to increase awareness and promote knowledge transfer through discussion groups.
The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) is investigating two farm fatalities this morning (Wednesday, March 15).
The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has launched a free, short, online course on chemical safety in the workplace on its e-learning portal (http://hsalearning.ie). The course is aimed at workers, supervisors and safety representatives, in any sector where chemicals are used.
The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has launched a farm safety multimedia competition for all post-primary school pupils nationwide.
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.
Farm Relief Services (FRS) Training and the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) are bringing practical interactive farm safety demonstrations to the forefront of this year’s FTMTA Grass and Muck on May 12 in Gurteen, Co Tipperary.
Teagasc has announced that the annual National Farm Safety Conference will take place at the Auburn Lodge Hotel, Ennis, Co Clare, on Friday, November 17.
The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has launched an addition to its BeSMART.ie tool, specifically for agribusinesses. The new addition was officially launched by Minister for Business and Employment, Ged Nash.
The Irish Farmers Association is to appoint a farm safety executive to implement a pilot farmer-to-farmer peer learning initiative at branch level
An agricultural accident has claimed the life of a four-year-old boy in Co. Mayo. The incident took place last night (Wednesday, July 29) at approximately 8.30pm.