February 19, 2024
Sodium Valproate (Epilim) Inquiry
In November 2020, the Minister for Health, Mr Stephen Donnelly, announced that an inquiry would take place into the historical licensing and use of the epilepsy drug Sodium Valproate (also...
Minister for Employment and Small Business, Pat Breen has signed the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2016.
The Regulations set out the statutory responsibilities on employers in relation to the reporting of workplace accidents and dangerous occurrences to the Health and Safety Authority.
The regulations will come into effect from 1st November 2016.
The Regulations clearly set out the type of accidents that should be reported to the HSA, in addition to providing clear guidance as to what type of incidents constitute “Dangerous Occurrences” for the purpose of reporting.
The Regulations contain a number of updates and amendments including:
Employers are advised to review and update their health and safety policies and their accident reporting and investigative procedures to ensure that they are compliant with the new legislation.
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