Health and Safety Authority

HSA launches free course for seasonal horticulture workers

HSA launches free course for seasonal horticulture workers

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has launched a free and short online course for seasonal workers in horticulture. The...

May 5, 2022

Over 150 HSA inspections during calving safety campaign

Over 150 HSA inspections during calving safety campaign

Inspectors from the Health and Safety (HSA) carried out over 150 farm inspections during a campaign focused on safety during...

February 11, 2022

362 accidents reported in meat plants in a year

362 accidents reported in meat plants in a year

362 accidents were reported to the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) in meat processing plants over an almost 12-month period,...

December 31, 2021

HSA not proposing use of tachographs for tractors

HSA not proposing use of tachographs for tractors

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has stressed that it is not advising or actively proposing the use of tachographs...

May 6, 2021

Driving a quad on the farm: Tips and best practice advice

Driving a quad on the farm: Tips and best practice advice

The use of quad bikes is becoming more and more common on farms – with many farmers viewing their quad as...

February 3, 2021

‘Policy needs to push safety, health and well-being in farming’

‘Policy needs to push safety, health and well-being in farming’

“Europe can tell us how many cows are born every year, but they cannot tell us how many farmers are...

June 21, 2020

Reminder: Slurry safety guidelines

Reminder: Slurry safety guidelines

Yesterday signaled an end to the closed period for spreading fertiliser in Zone A. Last week, AgriLand spoke with Pat Griffin...

January 14, 2019

Mart inspection campaign set for 2019

Mart inspection campaign set for 2019

Pat Griffin, senior inspector with the Health and Safety Authority (HSA), told AgriLand that it’s planning a mart inspection campaign for 2019....

September 21, 2018

Mart safety: ‘We’re not doing it to make life difficult’

Mart safety: ‘We’re not doing it to make life difficult’

Incidents in livestock marts, including a fatality and a number of serious injuries, have forced the Health and Safety Authority...

September 21, 2018

Focus on safety training as minister opens HSA ‘Ploughing’

Focus on safety training as minister opens HSA ‘Ploughing’

Initiatives aimed at reducing accidents and calling on farmers to get safety training were the key focus at the Health...

September 18, 2018

Expansion in farming blamed for the increased number of fatal accidents

Expansion in farming blamed for the increased number of fatal accidents

Expansion in farming is to blame for the upward trajectory of fatal accidents on Irish farms, according to a senior...

April 10, 2018

Do you think you have a chance against a PTO?

Do you think you have a chance against a PTO?

Farming is the most dangerous occupation in Ireland. Last year, it accounted for over 50% of fatalities in all workplaces,...

February 23, 2018

Joint initiative promoting farm safety and health renewed for 3 years

Joint initiative promoting farm safety and health renewed for 3 years

A joint initiative promoting farm safety and health between Teagasc and the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has been renewed...

January 12, 2018

Investigation launched after man (70s) dies in suspected farm accident

Investigation launched after man (70s) dies in suspected farm accident

An investigation has been launched following the death of a man in his 70s in Upperchurch, Co. Tipperary earlier today. A...

May 5, 2017

Farming the most dangerous profession in Ireland – 21 farm deaths in 2016

Farming the most dangerous profession in Ireland – 21 farm deaths in 2016

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has confirmed that farming is Ireland’s most dangerous profession, as 21 people lost their...

January 5, 2017

Man (80s) dies in Co. Wexford farm accident

Man (80s) dies in Co. Wexford farm accident

A man in his 80s has died following a farm accident in Co. Wexford today, a Garda spokesperson confirmed to Agriland....

January 2, 2017

Man (50s) dies in weekend farm accident following a fall

Man (50s) dies in weekend farm accident following a fall

A 59-year-old man has died following a farm accident near Schull, Co. Cork over the weekend, the Health and Safety...

December 21, 2016

HSA funding for farm safety initiatives cut by over €150,000 for 2016

HSA funding for farm safety initiatives cut by over €150,000 for 2016

The Health and Safety Authority has allocated a budget of €244,000 for 2016 for farm safety initiatives, according to the...

July 14, 2016