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Lambing: health risks higher than physical risk - HSA
Rachel Donovan
The HSA has provided tips for farmers to reduce the risk to farmers this lambing.
29 January 2024 News
Farmers urged to prioritise safety during calving season
Minister of State Martin Heydon referenced Health and Safety Authority data which shows attacks by a cow with a calf account for one third of all fatalities involving livestock.
22 January 2024 News
Limerick farmer fined in court after roofing contractor fall
The farmer and the farm company pleaded guilty to breaching health and safety regulations regarding construction works.
Farmers to be inspected on livestock safety
The campaign of farm safety inspections will last for two weeks, beginning on Monday, 22 January.
17 January 2024 News
Man aged in his 60s dies in Limerick farm fatality
The HSA has launched an investigation into the farm incident, which occurred in Co Limerick on Tuesday.
17 January 2024 News
HSA records 16 farm fatalities over 2023
Farming, fisheries and forestry accounted for more workplace fatalities than any other sector of the economy in 2023.
5 January 2024 News
Sixteen farm fatalities in 2023
The number of farming work-related fatalities has risen for the past two years.
3 January 2024 News
Young people learning to drive from professional trainers 'critical' - HSA
Parents teaching kids bad driving habits on farms can have dreadful long-term consequences, according to the HSA.
24 December 2023 News
Man dies in farm incident in Wexford
The Health and Safety Authority has been notified in respect of this incident and is due to attend the scene to conduct an examination.
23 November 2023 News
Sheep Management: new quad rules, housing prep and silage quality
From 20 November, anyone driving a quad bike for work must wear a helmet and complete a QQI, or standard equivalent, training course.
22 November 2023 Management
Mandatory ATV regulations officially come into effect
New regulations surrounding mandatory ATV training and the compulsory wearing of a helmet for all users have come into effect as of Monday 20 November, Peter Thomas Keaveney reports.
22 November 2023 News
HSA begins week-long farmer health and wellbeing inspection campaign
Farmers are at higher risk of conditions ranging from stress to cancer than other sectors of society, the HSA said.
20 November 2023 News