H&S Links

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The Health & Safety Authority (HSA) is national statutory body in the Republic with responsibility for ensuring that approximately 1.8 million workers (employed and self-employed) and those affected by work activity are protected from work related injury and ill-health. The Board of the HSA includes representatives of unions, employers and government.

The Construction Safety Partnership Advisory Committee is a sub-committee of the HSA

BeSMART.ie is free online tool from the HSA that lets you generate your own workplace risk assessments and safety statement.

The National Irish Safety Organisation (NISO) promotes health and safety through events and training.

Ibec's health and safety web

Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is a membership body for health and safety professionals


Trade Union

The European Trade Union Confederation, to which ICTU is affiliated, has a political mandate to promote health and safety at European level on behalf of workers.

The European Trade Union Institute, an agency of the ETUC, has extensive research and other resources concerning Occupational Safety and Health.

The International Trade Union Confederation (to which Congress is also affiliated) is the global voice of the world’s working people.

The British TUC has many resources and articles of relevance to safety reps and union officilas in Ireland.



The European Commission plays an important role in proviidng the legislative base for many of our national laws through Directives and Regulations. The current framework including priorities is at EU Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Strategic Framework 2014-2020

The Advisory Committee on safety and health at work (ACSH) is a tripartite body set up in 2003 by an EU Council Decision to streamline the consultation process in the field of occupational safety and health (OSH)

EU-OSHA is the European Union information agency for occupational safety and health.

The Senior Labour Inspectors’ Committee (SLIC) assists the European Commission in monitoring the enforcement of EU legislation at the national level.

The Scientific Committee on Occupational Exposure Limits (SCOEL) was set up in 1995 by the Commission to evaluate the potential health effects of occupational exposure to chemicals.