Top HSE News Headlines – 11/07/2018

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Top HSE News Headlines – 11/07/2018

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The HSE and complaints against doctors

Sir, – Kieran Moore (July 5th) seems to have rather missed the point of my letter (July 2nd) in regard to the absence of complaints against doctors by the HSE.

I would point out that the issue I raised has been flagged previously by the Irish Medical Council itself. Indeed in 2016 the Irish Medical Council president said that “the number of complaints about doctors from the major public employers in other countries would probably be about 25 per cent of the total”.

 

Claims HSE ‘Failing Miserably’ At Addressing Hospital Problems In MidWest

Ennis Councillor Pat Daly believes it’s time to make better use of Ennis General Hospital and re-open the A&E as a full-time facility, as part of efforts to deal with the worsening trolley crisis in Limerick.

Clare County Council is to write to Health Minister Simon Harris to urge him to visit Ennis and witness the facilities there first-hand, in the hope that it will result in progress on the matter.

 

HSE: Disruption To Ambulance Services Through Industrial Action “Unwelcome”.

The HSE says its “National Ambulance Service  is currently examining ways in which threatened industrial action can be avoided”

Members of the Sallins headquartered National Ambulance Service Representative Association have voted in favour of the action by a margin of 98%.

Its  over the Executive’s alleged refusal to facilitate the deduction of union subscriptions.

 

Company owner jailed after health and safety breach led to deaths of two brothers

A COMPANY owner has been jailed after a health and safety breach led to a huge blaze which killed two brothers.

Labourers Ardian and Jashar Lamallari were using flammable thinners to remove old carpet tile adhesive when the vapour exploded.

 

Researcher honored for improving health and safety of home care workers

LOWELL, Mass. – A UMass Lowell researcher dedicated to improving the quality and safety of home health care recently received international recognition for her work.

The American Industrial Hygiene Association named UMass Lowell Public Health Prof. Margaret Quinn as the recipient of the organization’s Alice Hamilton Award, which honors an outstanding woman who has made lasting contributions to the field.

 

 

Two occupational health and safety appeal decisions to be aware of

Occupational health and safety professionals, HR professionals, in-house counsel and operations managers responsible for implementing health and safety management systems should be aware of two recent appeal decisions relating to serious occupational health and safety charges.

 

New California Workplace Standards for the Health and Safety of Hospitality Housekeepers

 

The new 5G network, which is expected to be available to the public in 2020, is set to bring with it a whole range of benefits. It’s a fundamental part of the much-heralded Internet of Things and marks a major milestone in technological advancement.

It will help deliver a fully connected network of devices including everything from your mobile phone to your car and even more, meaning they will be able to communicate in harmony, creating a free flowing world of ease for consumers.

 

Rory Bremner announces national winners in NHBC Health and Safety Awards

The best site managers in UK home building have been recognised for their dedication to health and safety at a ceremony hosted by top British comedian and impressionist Rory Bremner.

 

Woodville’s rusting tree sculpture raises health and safety concerns

A prominent sculpture meant to beautify a Tararua town is instead corroding – large sections of rust have appeared and there are fears it might be a hazard.

The steel and glass tree was installed outside the Woodville Library in Vogel St in 2014 as part of a town centre upgrade. The project received $25,000 in funding from the Meridian Energy Te Āpiti Community Fund, the Creative Community Trust and Woodville Districts’ Vision

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