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Vehicles are Ireland’s biggest workplace killer

Vehicles are the leading cause of fatalities in Irish workplaces, according to new figures from the Republic of Ireland’s safety regulator the Health and Safety Authority (HSA). 

HSENI focus on reducing farm accidents

The Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland (HSENI) has committed to ongoing inspections of farms to reduce the number of accidents. Farming was a “high-risk way of life from a health and safety point of view,” HSENI chief executive Robert Kidd told Farming Life magazine.

MSDs causing more than a quarter of DALYs lost in NZ

Musculoskeletal harm now accounts for 27 per cent of all work-related disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) lost in New Zealand, according to a report from the country’s health and safety regulator, WorkSafe. A DALY is defined by the World Health Organization as one lost “healthy” life year.

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The view from the summit

Practitioners and investor representatives gathered in Paris to examine how safety and health fits into corporate social responsibility. 

Finlays: Top of the crop

The global tea and coffee producer’s zero-harm strategy secured first place at IOSH’s food and drinks industry awards last year. 

The train drain

We look at the scientific evidence underpinning the HSE’s advice that training alone is unlikely to reduce manual handling risk.

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