Guide to the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 1989 and the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations, 1993.
|dc.contributor.author||Health and Safety Authority (HSA)|
|dc.description||This comprehensive Guide is aimed at safety and health practitioners, employers, managers, safety representatives and employees to give guidance on the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 1989 (the 1989 Act) and the Safety, Health and Welfare at work (General Application) Regulations, 1993 (the General Application Regulations). It is not intended as a legal interpretation of the legisiation. It's objective is to give general guidance aimed at the prevention of accidents .. Account should also be taken of codes of good practice which are appropriate and current. Lists of, references are included in the Bibliography. The 1989 Act is radical legislation applying modem concepts to occupational safety and health. It is a framework Act covering all persons at work, imposing general duties on several parties and requirements on employers to prepare a safety statement and to consult employees, aimed at a preventative approach to reducing accidents and ill health at work. It establishes the National Authority for Occupational Safety and Health (the Authority) and provides enforcement procedures for the Authority's inspectors. The General Application Regulations implement in Irish safety and health law seven European Union Directives as well as updating national law on the safe use at work of electricity, on first aid and on the notification of accidents and diseases. Various provisions in existing safety and health legislation have been repealed on foot of the above measures. Many of the former provisions continue to exist and are now linked to the 1989Act for enforcement purposes. A full list of current legislation may be found in the Annual Report of the Authority. The new legal framework brought about by the 1989 Act recognises the role of both sides in employment and Government in framing and in executing occupational safety and health policy in Ireland. It requires radical action and commitment from all parties if it is to be successful.||en_GB|
|dc.publisher||Health and Safety Authority (HSA)||en_GB|
|dc.subject||OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY||en_GB|
|dc.title||Guide to the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 1989 and the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations, 1993.||en_GB|