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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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REACH: the clock is ticking

In the first of two articles on the EU’s overarching chemicals licensing regulation, we consider the impact of the upcoming registration deadline. 

Emily Ramsay, Forestry Commission

The OSH head at Britain’s biggest landowner talks about logging, lone working and factoring leisure benefits into the risk control equation. 

John Corden, Southern Water

The water utility’s long-serving OSH head talks about what a career divided between safety enforcement and big business has taught him about proportionate risk management.