VDU Assessment - Are You Sitting Comfortably? GEMMA COLLINS DOYLE EHS Consultant EazySAFE   One of my favourite parts of my job, as a health and safety consultant, is carrying out VDU assessments for people. Why? Because a difference can be made almost immediately! Such simple changes can help people sit more comfortably, ease any pain they are experiencing and create a better working environment. What are the legal requirements? Many employees or even employers…

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Manual Handling GEMMA COLLINS DOYLE EHS Consultant EazySAFE Back injuries and back pain are something that most people suffer during their lifetime. A lot of the time, back injuries happen in the workplace. In fact, according to the HSA manual handling accidents are the most common accidents (2019) and these accidents usually cause back injuries. So, it makes sense for any company to focus on reducing all manual handling risks as much as possible to ensure employees are…

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Farm Safety

Farm Safety GEMMA COLLINS DOYLE EHS Consultant EazySAFE Most of the time, when we think of working safely, we automatically think of manufacturing, construction, and offices etc. We tend to forget about farming and what a high-risk job it can be, even when all the safety precautions have been put in place. According to the Health and Safety Authority (HSA), one third of all workplace fatalities in Ireland occur in farming, even though a small…

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safety benchmarking

In recent times there has been the emergence of a new philosophy in safety which has at its heart the concept that all accidents are preventable. To promote this, schemes and programmes have been developed that use the word zero in their title.

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