The Importance of Asbestos Surveys

This entry was posted on 31 August, 2023.

The OHSS team is regularly involved in the delivery of asbestos safety and management and occupational hygiene services to businesses across Ireland. We regularly bring you blogs like this one to provide insight into the work we do for our clients.  One ... READ MORE

Asbestos Air Monitoring Explained

This entry was posted on 15 August, 2023.

At OHSS, we help businesses across Ireland protect themselves against the dangers of asbestos - a material that was used widely up until its banning at the end of the 20th century. Today, we look at one aspect of asbestos abatement in particular - asbestos ... READ MORE

Where Can Asbestos Be Found & Who's Most at Risk?

This entry was posted on 24 July, 2023.

Despite being banned since the 90s in construction and outlawed in all its forms in the EU since 2005, you might think that asbestos no longer represents a danger to people. However, it's still present in many buildings that were built before the ban. As such, ... READ MORE

Why Asbestos Regulations Must Change to Protect European Workers

This entry was posted on 10 July, 2023.

In line with the EU's climate change targets, some 35 million buildings are set to be renovated in the next seven years. The net result of this will be the risk of many, many more workers becoming exposed to potentially deadly asbestos in the coming years. Just ... READ MORE

OHSS Occupational Safety Training: Manual Handling

This entry was posted on 30 June, 2023.

When it comes to health and safety in work environments, there are many hazards to consider and safety regulations to abide by. It's why occupational safety training is so important across Ireland's many workplaces. The aspect of occupational health we're going to ... READ MORE

Hazard Identification & Risk Assessments from OHSS

This entry was posted on 01 June, 2023.

Workplace risk assessments represent an essential part of workplace health and safety, as they offer an overview of the challenges faced. Safety regulations provide structure, however, it's risk assessments that offer insight into the exact issues that exist in ... READ MORE

Why Asbestos Regulations Must Change to Protect EU Workers

This entry was posted on 24 May, 2023.

According to EU climate change targets, by 2030, around 25 million buildings are expected to be renovated - potentially leading to many workers becoming exposed to asbestos. In a bid to improve worker safety, the European Commission (EC) is preparing to reduce the ... READ MORE

Should You Paint Over Asbestos-Containing Wallpaper?

This entry was posted on 01 May, 2023.

A couple recently bought a home in Ireland and were planning to carry out renovation works. During the building survey, the presence of asbestos wallpaper was detected, and the builder involved recommended to simply paint over it, rather than treat it - but were ... READ MORE

Asbestos May Delay New Dalymount Park Construction

This entry was posted on 28 April, 2023.

Hello, and welcome to the latest OHSS blog, in which we bring you more news from the world of asbestos abatement. In this latest story from the Irish News, Irish Football League side Bohemians have announced that the discovery of asbestos in their new away-fan ... READ MORE

Limerick University to Strip Asbestos From €8m City Centre Base

This entry was posted on 10 April, 2023.

At OHSS, we bring you regular blogs like this one to highlight the very real danger asbestos still represents, despite being banned from construction in Ireland many years ago. Today’s subject focuses on Limerick University and its plans to have asbestos ... READ MORE