Gaeilge

 

April 2017

 

DROP IN CLINICS

Meet representatives from Health and Safety Office and Estates Office and also the Risk and Planning Co-Ordinator

Discuss Health and Safety Matters

Schedule for Drop In Clinics 2017

 

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‌‌27/02/2017

Draft Health and Safety Documents for Consultation 

 

Dear Colleagues,

Please see below the following documents for consultation purposes:

  1. Draft terms of reference for statutory safety representatives

    Draft Terms of Reference for Safety Representatives

  2. 2017 draft reporting procedure for accident, dangerous occurrence, near miss

    Draft Incident Reporting Procedure

     

The purpose of this consultation process is to allow all employees the opportunity to consider, review, discuss and give an opinion on safety arrangements before managerial decisions are made. We encourage all staff to participate fully and effectively the  in this consultation process. This consultation allows all feedback and suggestions to be taken into account as part of the decision making process. By pooling knowledge and experience through active employee participation, we will ensure the effectiveness of our safety arrangements.

We value your feedback and would be grateful if you could send via email to sinead.m.collins@dit.ie by 5pm Monday 6th March 2017.

Once all feedback has been received, the Health and Safety Officer will present feedback to the SLT Health and Safety Sub – Committee. As far as reasonably practicable, DIT will take any action following representations as considered necessary or appropriate. If it is not practicable to put suggestions made into effect, or if there are more appropriate ways of ensuring safety, health and welfare, the Sub – Committee will note and supply explanation.

Kindest Regards

 

Edel Niland

Health and Safety Officer

 

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Garda Safety Information Leaflets

These pages contain basic information which will help you to improve your own security, and reduce the fear of crime and the risk of it occurring. The information provided promotes a safer, more secure and pleasant environment to live, study and work in.

 

General Safety Advice

 

Stay Safe on Campus

Online Harassment

Holiday Security

Personal Safety "Streetwise"

ICE

Mobile Phone Theft Prevention Tips

WITHDRAWING CASH FROM BANKS

Home Security Checklist Challenge

An Post Leaflet re Burglary

Bicycle Security

Motor Cars & Jeep Security

Motorcycles & Scooter Security

 

 

 

 

Welcome Back!

 

We hope you had a good summer and are looking forward to 2016/2017

 

 Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 [S.I. No. 36 of 2016]

These Regulations came into force on 1st July 2016 and amend the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 299 of 2007) as previously amended by the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Genera lApplication) (Amendment) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 732 of 2007), the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 176 of 2010) and the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 445 of 2012) by inserting Part 11 (Woodworking Machines), Part 12 (Abrasive Wheels) and Part 13 (Abrasive Blasting of Surfaces) as well as adding Schedule 13 (Woodworking Machines) and Schedule 14 (Training and Instruction) to the Regulations.

Click Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 [S.I. No. 36 of 2016] to access the new Regulations

 

HSA advises on proposed restriction of plastics containing phthalates
Do you manufacture, import or use plastic articles or articles coated in plastic ?
If so, the Chemical Helpdesk of the Health and Safety Authority would like to bring to your attention that a proposal is currently being considered to restrict the placing on the market of the plastic articles or articles containing plastic containing the four phthalates (Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP), Dibutyl phthalate (DBP), Benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP), Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP)? in a concentration, individually or in combination, in excess of 0.1% w/w of the plasticised material in the article. The types of articles include mainly: articles moulded from or coated with plastic, flooring, coated fabrics and paper, recreational gear and equipment, mattresses, footwear, office supplies and equipment. This may have implications for your business in the future. If you are unsure, please ask your suppliers. Read more about this ban and how it could affect your business in the attached background document.  If you have any further queries, please contact the Authority  at chemicals@hsa.ie


HSA publishes 2015 Annual Report and Statistics Report
Last week the Health and Safety Authority published its Annual Report for 2015 and Statistic Summary for 2014 - 2015. There were 10,880 workplace inspections and investigations carried out in 2015, with over half of these targeting the agriculture (3,056) and construction (3,932) sectors. The manufacturing sector received the third highest number of inspections with 1,108 carried out.
Click on 2015 Annual Report or Statistics Summary 2014-2015 for both documents


E-Learning course on Chemical Safety in Workplace from the HSA

 A free online course entitled ‘Chemical Safety in the Workplace’ is now available at: https://hsalearning.ie
This course can be used by employers, employees, supervisors and safety representatives to improve their knowledge on chemical safety, in conjunction with reading the HSA guide ‘Your steps to chemical safety’

 

 

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22nd July 2015

Please see crime prevention leaflets distributed by the Divisional Community Policing Office as part of the current "Supporting Safer Communities Campaign"

We hope that you find this advice/information informative.

 

Home Security Checklist

Home Security Checklist Challenge

Home Security - Doors

 

 

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18th May 2015

Draft Health and Safety Documents for Consultation

 

Dear Colleagues,

The deadline for the following health and safety policies, procedures & guidelines for consultation has been extended.

You are encouraged to provide feedback on any aspect of these and to suggest additions/amendments as appropriate to the Health and Safety Office. We value your feedback and would be grateful if you could send via email to sinead.m.collins@dit.ie

We would like to receive all feedback by 5.00 p.m., Friday, 5th June 2015.   Once all feedback has been received, changes will be made as necessary and all documents will be submitted to the SLT Health and Safety Sub-Committee for final approval.

Thank you for your co-operation.

 

Edel Niland

DIT Health and Safety Officer

 

This is the Safety Policy for 2015 

 

Framework safety statement 2015/2016

This replaces the Parent Safety Statement circulated in 2009

 

Guidance Document: Hepatitis B Vaccination

This is a new Guidance Document for staff and students regarding Hepatitis B Vaccination

 

Guidance Document: Occupational Health Referrals

This guidance document is for the referral of Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) staff and students to a designated independent Occupational Health Physician for consultation in a consistent, timely and efficient manner.

 

Guidance Document: Safety Statement, Risk Assesment Cycle: Check List

This Guidance Document outlines the various stages in the cycle of safety statement and risk assessment completion.

 

Terms of Reference: SLT H&S Sub-Committee and Health and Safety Teams

Updated terms of reference, replacing terms of reference approved

 

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20th April 2015

Did you know?

World Day for Safety and Health at Work  is Tuesday, 28th April 2015

For more information click on the links below:

 

http://www.ilo.org/legacy/english/osh/index.html

 

http://www.ilo.org/safework/events/safeday/lang--en/index.htm

 

http://www.hsa.ie/eng/News_Events_Media/Events/Workers%E2%80%99_Memorial_Day_2015.html

 

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1st April 2015

Draft Health and Safety Documents for Consultation

Dear Colleagues,

The following policies, procedures & guidelines are for consultation.

You are encouraged to provide feedback on any aspect of these and to suggest additions/amendments as appropriate to the Health and Safety Office. We value your feedback and would be grateful if you could send via email to sinead.m.collins@dit.ie

We would like to receive all feedback by 5 p.m., Thursday 30th April 2015. Once all feedback has been received, changes will be made as necessary and all documents will be submitted to the SLT Health and Safety Sub-Committee for final approval.

We welcome feedback at any stage, however for the purpose of signing these documents into circulation, we are giving a four week consultation period.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Kindest Regards,

Edel Niland

 

This is the Safety Policy for 2015  

 

Framework safety statement 2015/2016

This replaces the Parent Safety Statement circulated in 2009

 

Guidance Document: Hepatitis B Vaccination

This is a new Guidance Document for staff and students regarding Hepatitis B Vaccination

 

Guidance Document: Occupational Health Referrals

This guidance document is for the referral of Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) staff and students to a designated independent Occupational Health Physician for consultation in a consistent, timely and efficient manner.

 

Guidance Document: Safety Statement, Risk Assesment Cycle: Check List

This Guidance Document outlines the various stages in the cycle of safety statement and risk assessment completion.

 

Terms of Reference: SLT H&S Sub-Committee and Health and Safety Teams

Updated terms of reference, replacing terms of reference approved

 

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25th March 2015

Please see below a number of new policies and procedures which have just been released following all staff consultation. Many thanks to all for your co-operation with the consultation phase.

Policy and Procedure for Lone Working and Out of Hours Access ‌

Out of Hours Access Guidance Notes

Procedure for Eye and Eyesight Tests for Staff

Procedure For Arranging Evacuation Drills

Safe Handling Of Sharps & Needle Sticks

Smoking on Dublin Institute of Technology Campus Policy - HRP079

Terms of Reference - Statutory Safety Representatives

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19th November 2014

Did you know? You can download an app for android which shows you the nearest Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to your location. It also allows you to:

Upload your own Defibrillator locations including GPS co-ordinates. Seek out training in your area. Have your communities training published on the app. Watch instructional videos on CPR and Defibrillator use. Learn about heart conditions. Record maintenance checks of your defibrillator

Is there a Defibrillator near you? Could you find and use it in an emergency?

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5th November 2014

National Stress Awareness Day

Today is the 16th National Stress Awareness Day and the International Stress Management Association (ISMA) is asking that you

stop and think about what is causing stress in your life and do something, little or big, to make a positive change in your life.

Do visit the ISMA website for more information - not just for today but as part of your strategy for the future.

To mark the day, we share with you 20 tips for Personal Resilience from Prof Mowbray - part of our Wellbeing and Performance Agenda. 

Personal resilience can only go so far, however.  Without the elements of corporate resilience in place (good culture, good management and a good working environment), there comes a time when individuals will be unable to cope effectively with certain challenges, no matter how robust their personal resilience may be.  We strongly believe that organisations should not view personal resilience in isolation, but as part of a transformation process to achieve peak performance throughout the organisation.

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17th September 2014

Carbon  Monoxide Awareness Week 2014                      

September 22nd – 28th

The dangers associated with carbon monoxide  are promoted to the general public every year through television, radio, press,  digital and direct mail advertising.   This year, however, in an effort to do something different and to  generate greater public engagement on the subject of carbon monoxide, a  dedicated Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week is being held from September 22nd to September 28th.  

Importantly, the week is aimed at all carbon fuel users.

Remember,  Remember, Remember   there are  many messages related to the dangers of carbon monoxide that need to be  promoted.  For Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week,  the public are being asked to remember three things that can help protect them  against this silent killer using the mnemonic Remember, Remember, Remember;

Remember the  causes – Carbon Monoxide can be produced when ANY  fuel is burnt, including oil, gas, wood and coal.

Remember to  service – To prevent Carbon Monoxide, ensure your  appliances are installed and serviced annually by a Registered Gas Installer, a  Registered Oil Technician, or a qualified service agent for your fuel  type.  Also make sure vents, flues and  chimneys are kept clear.

Remember the  alarm – Carbon Monoxide is odourless and colourless  so for added protection install an audible carbon monoxide alarm.  Make sure the alarm complies with EN 50291,  carries a CE mark, has an end of life indicator and carries an independent  certification mark.

View this short video for advice on the best place to locate carbon monoxide alarms in your home.

 

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3rd September 2014

Get up to date with what's happening! read our latest Health and Safety Office Newsletter

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2nd September 2014

Please take time to view our new safety DVD which was launched in Grangegorman on the 1st September 2014 by our Health and Safety Officer, Ms. Edel Niland

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1st September 2014

Radiological Protection

Please see important new documentation regarding radiological protection in DIT

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11th June 2014

Move to Grangegorman

This DIT Campus Life video welcomes students and staff who will call DIT Grangegorman home from September 2014.

It's full of useful advice on how to get to Grangegorman, the range of facilities on our new campus and much more!

More information is also available at www.dit.ie/grangegorman2014

 

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6th June 2014

Our Colleagues in CIT are researching the culture and attitudes to Health and Safety in the Institutes of Technology in Ireland for a dissertation (Masters in Business (part time taught) at CIT).

I would be grateful for your time in completing this survey please.  It will take 2 – 3 minutes to complete.

This survey is completely anonymous.  

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/N9TLC3L

Thank you on their behalf for your time and co-operation

Kind regards,

Edel Niland.

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 7th May 2014

Single most important thing you can do for your stress

Single most important thing you can do for your health

What is the single best thing you can do to quit smoking?

 For more innovative and useful health videos from healthlab please click into the media section of our website

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7th March 2014

 

7th February 2014

Draft Health and Safety Documents for Consultation

Dear Colleagues,

The following policies, procedures & guidelines are for consultation. We make them publicly available to allow all staff, students, visitors, contractors/service providers and campus users the opportunity to review and consult on a regular basis. 

You are encouraged to provide feedback on any aspect of these and to suggest additions/amendments as appropriate to the Health and Safety Office. We value your feedback and would be grateful if you could send via email to sinead.m.collins@dit.ie 

We would like to receive all feedback by 5 p.m., Friday 28th February 2014. Once all feedback has been received, changes will be made as necessary and all documents will be submitted to the SLT Health and Safety Sub-Committee for final approval. 

We welcome feedback at any stage, however for the purpose of signing these documents into circulation, we are giving a two week consultation period. 

Thank you for your co-operation. 

Kindest Regards,

Edel Niland 

 

Procedure for organising evacuation drills

This procedure is to assist Health and Safety Teams to organise evacuation drills

 

First-aid Policy and Procedure 2014

Draft first-aid PP 2014

This is the revised policy and procedure for first-aid

 

Eye and eye sight tests for staff

Draft eyetestp2014

This is the revised procedure for eye and eyesight tests for staff

 

Lone working & out of hours access

Draft lone&OHAPP2014

This is the revised policy and procedure for Lone working & out of hours access

Draft Out of hours access guidance

This is a new guidance note for out of hours access

 

Smoking Policy

 

This is the revised Smoking Policy

 

Safety Representatives

draft ToRs - staff safety representatives 2014

This is the revised terms of reference for safety representatives

 

Policy and procedure for safe handling of sharps and needlesticks

Draft safesharpsPP2014

This is a new policy and procedure for safe handling of sharps and needlesticks

 

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What's New?

 

European Week for Safety and Health at Work October 21st – 25th 2013

The aim is to raise awareness of the current Healthy Workplaces Campaign and its theme. The key message is that good leadership combined with active worker participation leads to improved safety and health in the workplace.

The 2012-13 “Working Together for Risk Prevention” campaign focuses on:       

  • Managing risks
  • Encouraging top managers to actively engage in risk reduction
  • Encouraging workers and their representatives to work with managers to reduce risk

European Agency for Safety & Health at Work

Health and Safety Authority 

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View our most recent newsletter: Health and Safety Newsletter Autumn 2013

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16th September 2013

As we begin the new academic year, I wanted to let you know that all the Occupational Health Officers (OHO) are now based in DIT, 40-45 Mountjoy Square, Dublin 1 and will not be in the first aid rooms as previously.  The revised contact details for each OHO and Health and Safety Support are set out below.

NAME

TELEPHONE

MOBILE

EMAIL

POSTAL ADDRESS

Orlaith Waters

 

01 402 4156

087 9809131

orlaith.waters@dit.ie

DIT, 40-45 Mountjoy Square, Dublin 1

Rosie Cannon

01 402 4148

087 9809194

rosie.cannon@dit.ie

DIT, 40-45 Mountjoy Square, Dublin 1

Sinéad Collins

01 402 4213

N/A

sinead.m.collins@dit.ie

 

DIT, 40-45 Mountjoy Square, Dublin 1

Yvonne Mc Ardle

01 402 4127

087 9809135

yvonne.mcardle@dit.ie

DIT,40-45 Mountjoy Square,Dublin 1

 The areas of responsibility for the OHOs are as follows:

College

Occupational Health Officer

Arts & Tourism

Orlaith Waters

Business

Yvonne McArdle

Engineering & Built Environment

Rosie Cannon

Sciences & Health

Yvonne McArdle

Directorate / Function

Occupational Health Officer

Academic Affairs & Registrar

Orlaith Waters

Finance & Resources

Orlaith Waters

Human Resources

Orlaith Waters

Student Services

Rosie Cannon

Research & Enterprise

Yvonne McArdle

Over the summer months, the Health and Safety team finalised the first part of the major project of drafting Safety Statements and Risk Assessments for each School and Function. The next step in completing this important work will involve the team in meeting with Heads of School/Function over the coming weeks to ensure that we can provide the best possible service into the future and we welcome suggestions on how we can all work together to achieve this. We will then prioritise the work to be delivered by the team on the basis of what is both urgent and important.  

Your Health and Safety team would like to remind you of the following important points:

First Aid - available from School/ local First Aiders (all staff working in laboratories, kitchens and workshops should have the one day emergency first aid training completed).  A list of people trained in first aid is available at the following link : http://dit.ie/intranet/training/healthandsafetytraining/listofstaffcertifiedinoccupationalfirstaid/

Automated Electronic Defibrillator (AED) - A list of people trained in the use of the AED is available from the following link: http://dit.ie/intranet/training/healthandsafetytraining/listofstaffcertifiedindefibrillatoruse/

Emergency First Aid Kit and AED – both are available at each Front/Reception desk. An incident report form must be completed for all incidents, near misses and dangerous occurrences.

We look forward to working with you over the coming year. 

Edel Niland

Health and Safety Officer

Dublin Institute of Technology

40 - 45 Mountjoy Square

Dublin 1

 

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Update July 2013 - Your Occupational Health Officer's Re-Location this Summer and Revision of Areas of Responsibility

All Occupational Health Officers (OHO) will be based in DIT, 40 – 45 Mountjoy Square for a period of 8 weeks commencing Monday 1st of July 2013 . This team will be concentrating on the continued development of the Safety Statements and risk assessments.

 A reminder below of the contact details for each OHO and Health and Safety Support.

 

NAME

TELEPHONE

MOBILE

EMAIL

POSTAL ADDRESS

Orlaith Waters

 

01 402 4317

087 9809131

Cbs.occhealth@dit.ie

Boardroom, DIT, 40-45 Mountjoy Square, Dublin 1

Rosie Cannon

01 402 3615

087 9809194

Bolton.occhealth@dit.ie

Boardroom, DIT, 40-45 Mountjoy Square, Dublin 1

Sinéad Collins

01 402 4213

N/A

Sinead.m.collins@dit.ie

 

Boardroom, DIT, 40-45 Mountjoy Square, Dublin 1

Yvonne Mc Ardle

01 402 4603

087 9809135

Kevinst.occhealth@dit.ie

Boardroom,DIT,40-45 Mountjoy Square,Dublin 1

 

We have revised the areas of responsibilities for all OHOs as follows:

 

College

Occupational Health Officer

Arts & Tourism

Orlaith Waters

Business

Yvonne McArdle

Engineering & Built Environment

Rosie Cannon

Sciences & Health

Yvonne McArdle

Directorate / Function

Occupational Health Officer

Academic Affairs & Registrar

Orlaith Waters

Finance & Resources

Orlaith Waters

Human Resources

Orlaith Waters

Student Services

Rosie Cannon

Research & Enterprise

Yvonne McArdle

 

First aid is available from School/ local First Aider (please note all staff working in laboratories, kitchens and workshops should have the one day emergency first aid training completed). A list of people trained in first aid is available from the following link : http://dit.ie/intranet/training/healthandsafetytraining/listofstaffcertifiedinoccupationalfirstaid/

A list of people trained in the use of the automated external defibrillator (AED)is available from the following link: http://dit.ie/intranet/training/healthandsafetytraining/listofstaffcertifiedindefibrillatoruse/

 An emergency first aid kit and AED is available at each Front/Reception desk. An incident report form must be completed for all incidents, near misses and dangerous occurrences.

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Radiological Protection

Purchasing Procedures Statement 2013

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Epilepsy Awareness

Paul Sharkey from Epilepsy Ireland gave an epilepsy awareness presentation on 21st February 2013 in DIT Mountjoy Square which was a free event to all staff and students. you can view the presentation here

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View our most recent newsletter and catch up on all things health and safety!

1st Quarter 2013 Newsletter  

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Personal Safety

Please see Personal Safety Information from DITSU

Garda Safety Information Leaflets

These pages contain basic information which will help you to improve your own security, and reduce the fear of crime and the risk of it occurring. The information provided promotes a safer, more secure and pleasant environment to live, study and work in.  

Personal Safety "Streetwise"  

Stay Safe on Campus

ICE  

Mobile Phone Theft Prevention Tips  

WITHDRAWING CASH FROM BANKS  

Home Security Checklist Challenge  

An Post Leaflet re Burglary    

Bicycle Security

Motor Cars & Jeep Security  

Motorcycles & Scooter Security

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From 22nd to 26th October , the 2012 European Week for Safety and Health at Work highlights the role of strong management leadership combined with active worker participation in making sure that Europe’s workplaces are safe, healthy and productive.

Organised by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) and its partners, the week sees events organised across Europe in support of the Healthy Workplaces Campaign ‘Working together for risk prevention’.

In previous years we have had Road shows and lots of activities planned. This year – we are working through all our risk assessments. We look forward to the publicising of all on our Safety Website shortly.

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Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week 24th - 30th September 2012

Valuable information for you and your family regarding Carbon monoxide

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Check out our Autumn 2012 Newsletter

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Contractor/Service Providers

View Contractor E-Learning and Safety Presentation

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