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In order to work in some areas of industry employees must have specific qualifications. Western Management Centre offers a range of key health and safety courses that are mandatory for anyone wanting to work in a factory, nursing home, building site, warehouse, or as a special needs assistant (SNA).
The Health and Safety Authority has launched a new information campaign aimed at raising awareness of the damaging effects of work related stress. Work related stress is stress caused or made worse by work. It refers to situations where employees perceive their work in such a way that they have serious and on-going difficulty coping with day-to-day demands.
People were urged this week to attend UHG’s emergency department only in the case of “real emergencies”.
Local school teams excelled at the inaugural National TY Safety Quiz finals held in AIT recently.
Galway Mountain Rescue and the Galway section of the Irish Community Rapid Response are set to benefit from funding of more than €90,000, allocated under a new measure of the CLAR Programme to support voluntary organisations which respond to emergencies.
Westmeath communities are set to benefit from a new grant scheme for community CCTV, details of which are to be announced shortly.
‘Most of us don’t want to speak Irish, but we like to have Irish in our lives’, writes the provocative Desmond Fennell, in one of his concluding essays in his just published autobiography.* ‘We cherish Irish, the surveys show, as a precious part of our national heritage. We are glad there are Gaelscoileanna, a Ráidió na Gaeltachta and a TG4; that the destinations of buses are shown in Irish as well as English, and to hear that there is a magazine of news and comment in Irish on the internet. We would not like everything in Ireland to be in English only’.
A five person delegation from the HSE West’s regional health forum will meet the Minister for Health in Dublin at the end of the month.
This year, Euro NCAP tested 18 new passenger cars and four heavy quadricycles and is announcing some of the year’s highlights.