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The people of Ballina will get their chance to engage with the Office of Public Works when they host a public consultation day next month in Ballina in relation to a draft flood risk map for the town. The consultation day will take place on Tuesday November 11 at the civic offices in Ballina, where members of the public can meet with officials from the OPW and experts from the specialist consultant, JBA Consulting, who will also be in attendance.
A number of Mayo companies picked up awards at the All Ireland Occupational Safety Awards in Mullingar recently. Mairead McGuinness, Fine Gael MEP and vice president of the European Parliament, presented the awards. She said the awards mark the achievement of people who day-to-day carry out what are in many ways mundane tasks in detecting risks, training personnel, enforcing and monitoring good practices, and inculcating rather than dictating a safety ethos in the workplace.
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.
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.
The force and danger of the mighty Atlantic lashing the Mayo coastline, which was all too evident in recent weeks, has prompted one Westport councillor to call for an emergency drill to be prepared and practised in the event of a tsunami striking here.
The floods that ravaged Athlone in 2009 were considered a “once in a lifetime” event but Westmeath County Council have marked an area extending beyond the boundary of this flood in their maps detailing areas at risk of flooding in the Athlone Town Development Plan.
A and T Printing, Colas Group, Galway Turkeys, MAPs Ltd and the Marine Institute / Foras na Mara were among 40 private and public sector organisations to receive awards this week from the Minister of State for Small Business, Mr John Perry TD.
The public consultation process on the next Mullingar Local Area Plan for 2014-2020 is to commence this month.
A Galway farmer who lost a limb in a farm accident will address a series of a seminars on farm health and safety at agricultural and horticultural colleges throughout the country in the next two months.
Mayo was “All Shook Up” on Wednesday morning when an off-shore earthquake was felt across large parts of the west and north of the county. The quake which registered four on the Richter Scale, was the second-largest earthquake recorded in either Ireland or Britain after a 5.4 magnitude earthquake in 1984. Wednesday’s off-shore ‘quake was recorded 60km west of Belmullet at a depth of 3km, shortly before 9am. The tremors from the quake were felt well inland, with numerous members of the public reporting objects moving and shaking in homes and others describing the sensation of the earthquake as like a large truck passing very close by.