Top HSE News Headlines – 28/06/2018

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Top HSE News Headlines – 28/06/2018

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HSE admits new orthopaedic theatres planned for Merlin Park ‘taking longer than expected’

Galway Bay fm newsroom – The HSE has admitted that new orthopaedic surgery theatres planned for Merlin Park are taking a lot longer to build than expected.
The matter was raised at last evening’s meeting of the HSE Regional Health Forum West.

 

HSE needs 400 more therapists to reduce child assessment waiting lists

The HSE has said its proposed changes to how children are assessed regarding a possible disability is not aimed at “dumbing down” the work of clinicians — and also admitted that 400 more therapists are needed in the coming years.

 

Health and Safety Sentencing Guidelines: Where are we now?

Following the introduction of the Sentencing Guidelines on February 1, 2016, there has been a significant change in the scale of fines imposed by the courts.

It is useful to look at how the guidelines have been applied two years on and the level of fines which businesses are exposed to.

 

Construction boss banned after breaking multiple health and safety regulations

Michael Allen was the Director of Allen and Hunt Construction Engineers Limited, which specialises in manufacturing and erecting steel-framed agricultural and industrial buildings.

The ban was imposed after learning that a worker was carrying out repairs on a farm building in Buxton, when they fell through the roof and sustained life-changing injuries.

 

Alberta to bring in health and safety rules to protect farm workers by December

EDMONTON — Alberta farm and ranch workers will be able to use older equipment and forgo the use of a seatbelt if it’s not practical under new rules that come into effect on Dec. 1.

 

Inquest jury calls for stronger health and safety steps at small companies

An inquest jury hearing evidence about the death of Beresford contractor Jean-Guy Boudreau says better health and safety procedures are needed at small and medium-size businesses.

The 68-year-old Boudreau was killed when a 300-kilogram door framed with large windows fell on him at a construction site on July 4, 2016.

 

Newbridge or Nowhere | GAA’s Alan Milton insists health and safety behind original decision

The GAA have since moved to reverse that decision today and the game will go ahead at Newbridge, Kildare’s designated home ground.

Milton joined Joe Molloy and Dave McIntyre on the Newsround to discuss both the original decision and the reversal.

 

Whanganui’s Terri Coopland, of Mars Petcare, named health and safety practitioner of the year

Developing a system that reminds workers to think first before rushing in has netted Whanganui’s Terri Coopland a national health and safety award.

Coopland, who is health and safety manager at Mars Petcare in Whanganui, won the New Zealand Institute of Safety Management’s health and safety practitioner of the year award at the Workplace Health and Safety Awards 2018.

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