Health and Safety Authority highlights risk of Injuries to Dock and Port workers The docks industry is generally considered to be a high-risk industry. Merchant ships can be hazardous workplaces and port workers and seafarers who work together at the ship/shore interface in our ports and docks can suffer serious injuries. Speaking about the daily […]
Risks from Gorey and Ballymore Eustace Water Treatment Plants
In Ireland the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is the supervisory authority over Irish Water and to ensure the provision of safe public water supplies. In the recent past two significant adverse incidents at the Gorey and Ballymore Eustace water treatment plants, which put the health of approx. 885,000 people at risk, highlighted significant failings in the oversight management in these plants.
Health Regulator Issues Safety update for reported side effects from Covid-19 Vaccines
Health Regulator Issues Safety update for reported side effects from Covid-19 Vaccines The Irish Health Product Regulatory Authority (HPRA) has to-date received over 20,000 reports of suspected side effects from Covid-19 Vaccines . The HPRA System is based on voluntary reporting so therefore not all suspected side effects will have been reported. These are those […]
HSA warn Mechanics about risk of injury from exposure to hazardous chemicals
HSA warn Mechanics about risk of injury from exposure to hazardous chemicals The Health and Safety Authority has issued a safety warning to workers in the Motor Vehicle Repair Industry about the risk of exposure to different hazards including hazardous chemicals. In the written safety notice the HSE warned employers to ensure that they have […]
New Safety Recall for Zimmer Biomet NexGen Knee Replacement Implant
Recall for Zimmer Biomet NexGen Knee Replacement Implant. The NexGen knee device had a higher overall revision rate than other similar devices and issues over aseptic loosening of the implant.
Risk of Injury in Irish Hospitals from Surgical Smoke
Surgical smoke is a hazardous substance that can be inhaled during surgery by operating healthcare professionals.
Risk of Gastrointestinal illness from water contamination increases
Risk of Gastrointestinal illness from water contamination increases as Local Authorities fail to monitor over 25% of private water supplies for E.Coli. The presence of E-Coli bacteria in drinking water indicates that the supply has been contaminated and the water has not been fully disinfected. Water sources must be protected as drinking contaminated water can […]
Leading Personal Injury Judge Barr Clarifies Law
LEADING PERSONAL INJURY JUDGE BARR CLARIFIES LAW ON ASSESSMENT OF DAMAGES FOR PAIN AND SUFFERING FOR MULTIPLE INJURIES There has been considerable confusion since the introduction of the new personal injury guidelines in 2021 as to how general damages for personal injuries are to be to be assessed when valuing multiple injuries. A leading High […]
Government Failing to Legally protect motorists and Pedestrians injured in Bad Weather
The recent spell of bad weather has resulted in many people unfortunately having to go to hospitals across the country for suspected fractures and broken bones. There has been much discussion recently about the legal duty owed by local authorities to road and footpath users. Many injured people because of a flaw in the Law will never have their medical expenses and loss of earnings covered.
Growing Number of Accidents Involving E-Bikes & E-Scooters
GROWING NUMBER OF ACCIDENTS INVOLVING E-BIKES and E-SCOOTERS E-Bikes and E-Scooters have become increasingly more popular here given their convenience and efficiency for short-distance travelling and greater affordability and are commonly used for leisure and commuting. A new Road Traffic and Roads Act was passed by the Dail last week which legislates for E-bikes and […]
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