Construction and Farming sectors account for almost three quarters of all work-related fatalities

3 Jan , 2023  

Provisional data from the HSA shows that 26 people lost their lives in work-related incidents in 2022 compared to 38 in 2021, representing the lowest figure recorded since the Authority was established over thirty years ago.  Summary of statistics reported by HSA are as follows: Releasing provisional annual statistics for 2022, the Health and Safety […]


HSA launches nationwide farm inspection campaign to focus on farmer health and wellbeing

21 Nov , 2022  

The HSA will commence a weeklong farm inspection campaign on Monday 21 November focusing on farmer health and wellbeing. Research consistently finds that farmers in particular and those working on the land suffer greater work related health issues than those working in many other sectors. Musculoskeletal injury, cardiovascular disease, hearing loss, particular skin cancers, workplace […]


HSA urges farmers to get ready for new quad bike regulations

22 Sep , 2022  

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) stand at this year’s National Ploughing Championships is focusing on the important safety regulations around quad bikes (ATVs), which include the introduction of compulsory helmet wearing and training for operators. The Authority will have a demonstration area which will showcase the safe use of quad bikes and have advice […]


Health and Safety Authority launches inspection campaign focusing on livestock safety

21 Jan , 2022  

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) will begin a two-week intensive farm safety inspection campaign on Monday 24th January with a focus on the safe management of livestock during calving season when the risk of injury to farmers increases significantly.   Over the last 10 years, 196 people have lost their lives in farming related work activity […]


HSA farm safety blitz to focus on livestock handling

24 Jan , 2020  

Farmers preparing for calving season have been warned that ‘there’s no such thing as a quiet cow’. Planning a fortnight-long farm inspection campaign from Monday, January 27, the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) hopes to carry out 300 inspections with the focus on working safely with livestock. In 2019, six of the 18 farm fatalities […]