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    Does Manual Handling Training Reduce Risk of Injury?

    Posted on July 5, 2016 by in News

    Traditional Manual Handling Training Does not Reduce the Risk of Injury I spoke to a guy a month ago who had just learned that the excruciating pain and suffering he was experiencing in his back and legs over the past number of months was down to a slipped disc (prolapsed/herniated disc). He is an engineer who lifts heavy […]

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  • Difficult customers are the biggest risk – according to an EU-OSHA survey

    Posted on May 24, 2016 by in News

    Difficult customers are the biggest risk – according to an EU-OSHA survey Difficult customers, patients and pupils, working in repetitive, tiring & painful positions are the most common risk factors throughout Europe’s workforce, according to a survey published by EU-OSHA recently. The survey examines how occupational health & safety is managed in European workforce. The […]

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  • Hospital exposed to two needle stick injury claims

    Posted on April 7, 2016 by in News

    Two Employees awarded €10,000 each against Waterford General Hospital THE ERKAL CASE Facts of the Erkal Case Ms Erkal a cleaner, suffered a needle stick when removing a mop head. She did not use the procedure in which she was trained, which was to use the tabs on the mop handle to remove the head. […]

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  • Manual handling training guidance given by Court of Appeal

    Posted on March 31, 2016 by in News

    An employer was found not liable for injuries suffered by an employee who had been provided with manual handling training.  The Court of Appeal has held that the employee carried out a task which was contrary to the system of work in place. The original award of €67,000 given by the High Court, was appealed and […]

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  • Meat factory worker awarded €415k over ‘chronic’ back injury

    Posted on December 11, 2015 by in News

    A MEAT factory worker has been awarded €415.000 by the High Court after he sued his employer over a back injury. Mohammed Ali Saleh, who was recruited from Egypt to work in Ireland, suffered a disc injury. He now walks with two crutches, is unable to work and has a miserable existence, a judge said. […]

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  • Insurers losing money on EL cover

    Posted on November 10, 2015 by in News

    €17 million is the loss for insurers on employer’s liability cover last year, but €59.6 million is the profit on public liability insurance. These are the figures from Insurance Ireland which show loss and profit for private and public liability. The figures come after a considerable national media coverage of increases in motor insurance premium […]

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  • Trip and fall accident costs supermarket €137.000

    Posted on October 13, 2015 by in News

    A 73-year old woman was awarded €137.000 in damages by the High Court in Cork. She broke her hip in a trip & fall accident. The woman was in the supermarket to buy a waterproof canopy canopy for her cake stall. She asked a shop assistant if it was waterproof and he said ”I will […]

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  • €16,000 Awarded to Employee. No VDU/DSE Risk Assessment Undertaken.

    Posted on September 15, 2015 by in News

    A High Court judges Findings The workstation was a contributing factor in her condition, but was not the cause. The temperature in the room varied affected her sinuses Drawers under her desk caused her to sit crooked. The desk was in an awkward position. No risk assessment was performed on the woman’s work station. The […]

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    Fire Under Control At Oxigen Plant

    Posted on January 28, 2014 by in News

    Fire Brigade Brings Fire Under Control Dublin Fire Brigade dispatched four units to Oxigen Waste Recycling plant following a blaze, which began in the early hours of Saturday morning. The inferno, which completely destroyed the company’s building for waste processing systems, has now been contained. Currently the Oxigen facility employs up to 120 workers. The […]

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  • Safe Pass Course

    Posted on March 27, 2012 by in News

    Safe Pass Course   Date : Friday 6th April Time: Start 9.00am Venue: Centre Point Business Park Find Out More About : Safe Pass Course Book This Course

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