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A four-year-old boy was fatally injured in an accident on a farm in north Mayo on Wednesday night.
Employers across Ireland have been urged to make road safety a ‘critical part’ of their business plans at a European conference organised by the European Transport Safety Council, the Road Safety Authority, the Health and Safety Authority, and An Garda Síochána.
Martin O’Halloran, CEO of the Health and Safety Authority, has said 2014 was a “horrific year for the agriculture sector”.
A representative for Bus Éireann told a Mayo district court this week that the death of a man at its Ballina depot three years ago was a “source of profound regret” for the entire company.
A new health and safety campaign aimed at increasing ‘Safety at Heights’ is being rolled out on construction sites throughout Galway. Falls from heights were responsible for 24 of the 42 construction related deaths that occurred in the last five years (57 per cent of all construction fatalities) and a disproportionate number of these accidents have happened on small sites and maintenance type jobs.
Local Fine Gael councillor John Dolan has called upon farmers, and those who reside in rural areas, to try to be as vigilant as possible and take whatever steps are necessary to make both farms and the surrounding areas as safe as possible, particularly for children.
With the summer holidays now underway, for thousands of students around the country, the Health and Safety Authority has this week urged employers to be extra vigilant when it comes to taking on young workers for the summer. It is estimated that, although young people constitute only 4 per cent of the workforce, injuries to them represent around 10 per cent of all reported injuries.
On Friday Irish citizens selected candidates they believe will deliver a better Galway and a better Europe. In voting against current Government parties, the people have translated their anger to the ballot box and said "enough".
First Aid Training Service is a Galway-based company which provides an extensive range of first aid courses both locally and nationally. The company was set up in 2001 by Seán Sweeney and Martin Commins, who both been involved in first aid for most of their adult lives.