Vaccinating against Workplace issues

Vaccinating against Workplace issues LISA QUINN O'FLAHERTY Solicitor Fitzsimons Redmond As businesses reopen, and employers contemplate bringing workers back to the physical workplace, there remains a duty to ensure a safe place of work for all employees and the people who come onto their premises. Precautions must be taken to protect workers and others from contracting Covid-19. One way of ensuring this is done safely is to request that all employees avail of a Covid-19 vaccination. It must be noted that the Department of Enterprise,…

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Advice for employees working in the outdoors

Advice for employees working in the outdoors  Gemma Doyle EHF Consultant EazySAFE Working outside in the fresh air most definitely has its bonuses, especially when the sun is shining! It does however come with risks and hazards that indoor worker never have to consider.   Outdoor employees, who are they?   Construction workers  Farmers  Gardeners  Environmental scientists/geologists/conservation workers/park rangers Outdoor employees are exposed to many types of hazards that depend on their type of work:   geographic location  season  duration of time spent outside …

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Psychological Safety in the Workplace

Psychological Safety in the Workplace ALAN WHITE Wellness Consultant EazySAFE Psychological safety within organisations is when people feel comfortable being themselves and that they won’t be criticised for speaking their mind or sharing ideas. Our physical safety in the workplace is a vital element of an excellent working environment, but for people to truly reach their potential they also need to feel psychologically safe.   When we feel psychologically safe in any environment we are able to be creative, take moderate risks…

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The Right to Disconnect

The Right to Disconnect LISA QUINN O'FLAHERTY Solicitor Fitzsimons Redmond Ready access to technology, coupled with the steep rise in remote and hybrid work, has allowed the lines between work life and home life to become blurred. Many workers will check in on emails and take calls outside of their usual working hours. While flexibility from both employees and employers is particularly appreciated in times of crisis, an expectation to be always available can lead to stress and burn-out for employees.   …

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co-workers around their desk

Reporting Covid-19 risks. Is your business ready? ANDY TILLEARD EHS Consultant EazySAFE As the Covid-19 pandemic bites deeper, some workers are understandably becoming concerned about how their employer implements government Covid-19 guidelines. They may hold a different view from their employer on how their workplace should be kept/made safe.They may see shortcomingsin how safety procedures are being put in place, and how they are implemented in practice. They may feel unsafe in the workplace. Workers know that their employer is balancing not only the health and…

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Online Food Safety Training

Food Safety in the Home GEMMA COLLINS DOYLE EHS Consultant EazySAFE One of the positive aspects of COVID 19 is that many of us have found a love of cooking or baking. Suddenly, we have more time to experiment and try out new recipes. For the most part, take aways have been closed and our favourite restaurants shut up shop when the lock down began. All this cooking and baking has led to a shortage…

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tips for remote workers
réunion entre manager et ouvriers

COVID-19 Series: The Future of Safety in the Construction Industry Hi Vincent, thanks for joining us today and practicing safe social-distancing for this virtual interview! We’re in to week 6 of isolating and remote working during a global pandemic and the Irish government are hopeful we’ve flattened the curve. Although we do need to maintain social distancing and restrictions, this is positive news and great to hear! There’s talk about sites coming back live in…

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Working from home: During the COVID 19 Pandemic and Into the Future GEMMA COLLINS DOYLE EHS Consultant EazySAFE As I write this, we are in the second week of our schools and business being closed and ironically, I am writing this article from my own home office, while my significant other takes his turn to watch our three children! No one could have foreseen these drastic but necessary measures that would come into place on…

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Advices for remote workers
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