Occupational Hazards: Asbestos Exposure in Irish Industries

This entry was posted on 11 April, 2024.

For obvious reasons, the handling of asbestos in Ireland is governed by strict legal frameworks laid down in the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Exposure to Asbestos) Regulations of 2006. These regulations state that a comprehensive risk assessment must be ... READ MORE

Asbestos in Irish Buildings: Why It's Still a Threat

This entry was posted on 15 March, 2024.

Asbestos, a once hugely prevalent material in the Irish construction industry, remains a hidden threat in many buildings across the country. Despite its banning at the end of the 20th century, certain dangerous myths are still in circulation - something that ... READ MORE

Products & Materials That Contain Asbestos

This entry was posted on 20 February, 2024.

While it might be banned from use in the modern era, it's not difficult to see why asbestos was as widely used as it was. Whether talking about the residential, commercial or industrial spheres, the material's properties made it hugely popular in buildings and in ... READ MORE

The Many Ways In Which Asbestos Has Been Used

This entry was posted on 12 February, 2024.

At OHSS, we're kept very busy by companies across Ireland wanting advice relating to safe asbestos removal and disposal. You might think that since the material was banned in construction in the late 90's, the need for asbestos abatement services would be on the ... READ MORE

Claim for 70-Year-Old's Exposure to Asbestos 'Wrongly Dismissed'

This entry was posted on 31 January, 2024.

At OHSS, we regularly bring you articles about asbestos news, as it highlights the ongoing danger that it presents  - despite being banned from construction in the late 1990s. Today, we look at a story from the Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland, where it ... READ MORE

Asbestos Surveys - What They Are & Who Can Conduct Them

This entry was posted on 10 January, 2024.

At OHSS, we offer asbestos safety and management training, as well as asbestos awareness training - something that we've been doing since 2001. One aspect of our work that we'll be looking at today is asbestos surveys - covering what they are and who can conduct ... READ MORE

Asbestos Regulations & The General Duties of an Employer

This entry was posted on 27 December, 2023.

The OHSS team possesses a wealth of expertise and experience in the occupational hygiene and asbestos safety and management fields. In the regular blogs that we create, our aim is to educate businesses across Ireland about the dangers that exist in the workplace ... READ MORE

Explaining Asbestos Surveys

This entry was posted on 01 December, 2023.

At OHSS Safety Consultants, we offer a range of occupational hygiene and asbestos awareness training services, and it's the latter that's the focus of this blog. Asbestos surveys represent an essential practice when there's a suspicion of the presence of the ... READ MORE

Asbestos Found at Military Camp Used to House Ukrainian Refugees

This entry was posted on 30 November, 2023.

We regularly bring you asbestos-related news at OHSS to demonstrate that it's still a material that presents a considerable risk, despite being banned in construction at the end of the 1990s. Today we bring you another story about asbestos from the Irish media ... READ MORE

The Impact of Asbestos on Workers' Health

This entry was posted on 03 November, 2023.

At OHSS, we are committed to helping Irish businesses keep their workers safe through expert consultation and asbestos awareness training. Today, we look at the impact that asbestos can have on worker health in light of the EU recently lowering the limit of ... READ MORE