Occupational safety and health (OSH) also commonly referred to as occupational health and safety (OHS) or workplace health and safety (WHS) is an area concerned with the safety, health and welfare of people engaged in work or employment or any person who can be affected by the activities of a workplace environment.
The goals of occupational safety and health management is to foster a safe and healthy work environment for all stakeholders – employers, employees, clients, contractors, visitors and members of the public.
The health, safety and welfare of employees in Ireland is governed by national legislation, much of which is derived from European Directives. The primary piece of legislation governing the duties of employers to keep their workforce safe and healthy is the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005.
The cornerstone to good management of health and safety for workplace activities is having in place a site specific and up-to-date safety statement. Your safety statement is a commitment in writing of all the measures that your organisation will take to prevent injury and ill health to your employees. It must be based on risk assessments that you have carried out that are specific to the work activities in the location to which it applies.It is a legal requirement under Section 20 of the Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Act 2005 to have a Safety Statement.
As we specialise in the preparation of Safety Statements,Risk Assessments, Method Statements and health and safety related policies and procedures it makes sense to talk to us. We approach all matters, relative to legislation, in a reasonable and practical manner.
EMS & Associates have over 20 years experience in project managing health and safety in various organisations and enterprises. This allow us to assist you in meeting your moral, legal and economic obligations under health and safety. Our team can give professional and practical advice and information on all aspects of health and safety by analysing problems, suggesting solutions and providing support where required using a range of skills, knowledge and experience.
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The Health & Safety Authority